One of the most advanced, integrated bridge systems available to commercial shipping has been specified for Donsotank's innovative, 19,500 dwt chemical product carrier on order with Shanghai Edward Shipyard in China.
The proprietary ship control centre (SCC), designed and supplied by Hamburg-based STN Atlas Marine Electronics, will be a further major German feature of the Swedish tanker, along with the Siemens-Schottel Propulsor (SSP) system of podded propulsion drive. The turnkey deal for the bridge installation in the 20,000 cu m capacity newbuilding at the Shanghai yard takes worldwide sales of the state-of-the-art SCC to nearly 100.
Characterised by an ergonomic layout and modular assembly, SCC integrates and automates basic navigation, communication and ship operating equipment to provide for centralised command and bridge management. The layout features sophisticated Multipilot consoles for integrated radar, electronic charting, conning and central alarm management functions.
The latest tranche of SCC contracts sealed by STN Atlas also encompass three 5,400 teu post-panamax containerships booked with Samsung Heavy Industries by Orient Overseas Container Line, and two 45,000 dwt chemical tankers awarded to Hanjin Heavy Industries by the Saudi Arabian company Bakri Navigation. The German marine electronics specialist has additionally received separate orders for the functionally integrated, Nacos 65-3 bridge layout in connection with P&O group and Carnival cruiseship newbuild projects at Fincantieri yards in Italy.
More information: Lloyd's List