Wärtsilä Corporation, a technology group in Finland has been contracted to supply its Nacos Platinum integrated bridge system for two new mega yachts being built in Greece.
The advanced bridge console systems which were booked with Wärtsilä in March and July 2017 for the two mega yatchs features an integrated navigation system (INS) with compass, latest technology navigation sensors, and an integrated automation system with power management functionality.
A propulsion control system and a radio communication system are included. The contract covers complete system solution from Wärtsilä such as consoles pre-wiring, project management, engineering and system commissioning services.
“The Nacos Platinum integrated system is based on the very latest technologies and is in accordance with known and anticipated rules and regulations. Furthermore, the system is supported throughout the entire lifecycle to ensure long-term usability,” said Maik Stoevhase, Director, Automation, Navigation and Control & Integrated Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions.
Wärtsilä group said the overall bridge design has been customised according to the specific requirements for the 91 metre long and 85 metre long vessels.
The modular bridge concept hosts Multipilot multi-functional work stations for indicating the network radars, the electronic chart display and information system (ECDIS), conning, and the integrated automation on the main console. On both bridge wing stations, Datapilot screens will be installed. The enhanced software features of the Nacos Platinum system are designed to promote vessel safety, especially when sailing in unfamiliar waters, the company explained.
A 46 inch ECDIS work station will be installed in an adjacent ship office for navigational voyage planning and crew briefing purposes. The system will be connected to the Nacos digital data network enabling planned routing to be accessible from the bridge work stations via an integrated Trackpilot system.