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Kongsberg to equip newbuild service vessel

Kongsberg Maritime has announced that it has been awarded a contract by a German shipyard to deliver an integrated control system to a newbuild 80m wind turbine service vessel.

Owned by Danish company DBB Jack-Up, the vessel will be equipped with navigation, automation and manoeuvring systems, and Kongsberg’s recently launched LAN-based Radar system.

The Norwegian developer says that ‘Composite Picture’ Radar CP360 is an integral part of the K-Bridge navigation system to be installed.

CP360 distributes digital radar signals on a local area network (LAN), allowing radar images from multiple transceivers to be combined and displayed as a single composite picture, eliminating blind sectors and providing a single 360 degree view, covering different ranges, around the vessel.

The wind turbine service jack-up vessel being built by Nordic Yards in Wismar (Germany) will also be equipped with a K-Chief Alarm Monitoring & Control System, K-Thrust Thruster Control System, K-Bridge Integrated Navigation System and K-Pos DP-22 Dynamic Positioning.

Kongsberg says that key systems are accessible through its K-Master system, a dual redundant, seated aft and forward bridge solution, which will act as the control centre for vessel navigation, manoeuvring and jack-up operations.

Access to operational elements of the DP System, Radar system, ECDIS and Thruster Control are placed in the armrest panels of the Operator chairs.

“This is the very definition of a Full Picture delivery, as it covers all key technology systems for navigation, automation and manoeuvring,” said Sebastian Jobs, manager Offshore Division, Kongsberg Maritime GmbH.

“The integration of our new network Radar solution and use of K-Master positions this newbuild as one of the most advanced Jack-Up service vessels in the world, and we are confident that our latest technology will integrate seamlessly to support greater operational safety and efficiency during navigation and operations.”

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