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Raytheon gyros for ice class ships

Audax, sailing in ice. Photo: Red Box Energy Services Audax, sailing in ice. Photo: Red Box Energy Services

Raytheon Anschütz reports that it has completed the supply of gyro compass systems to two 25,000 dwt polar class heavy transport vessels for operation north of 70° latitude.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The vessels, Audax and Pugnax, were built at Guangzhou Shipyard International (GSI) in China for Red Box Energy Services in accordance with DNV NAUT-AW rules and the highest ice class notations.

Both are capable of operating year round in polar conditions – including temperatures below  -40° C . The vessels have since been deployed for module transportation for the Yamal LNG project in Russia.

Raytheon Anschütz supplied the vessels with a dual gyro compass system and steering gear control system, along with a NP 5500 fully adaptive autopilot. This includes automatic speed- and latitude error correction, an individual speed error correction mode, and an independent transmitting magnetic compass path.{/mprestriction}

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