The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, together with the Vigo-based Barreras shipyard, have selected Raytheon Anschütz to supply a Synapsis NX integrated navigation system (INS) for the first vessel in a new class of advanced passenger ships.
The INS is part of a larger contract awarded to ABB’s Marine and Ports, which is acting as the total ship system provider and integrator for the new cruise ships.
ABB and Raytheon Anschütz have entered into a broader co-operation in order to provide customers complete system integration from bridge to propeller.
“Being selected to deliver our high-end navigation systems to these most advanced passenger ships marks another milestone for Raytheon Anschütz”, Andreas Lentfer, Raytheon Anschütz Director of Business Development at said. “We believe that combining our expertise and capabilities in integrated navigation systems with the wide scope and power of ABB’s marine solutions will deliver customers a unique set of benefits, in particular in advanced projects like passenger ships.”
“We are setting down a new marker on what is possible in ‘bridge to propeller’ shipboard systems integration,” said Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. “The Raytheon Anschütz INS is completely complimentary to ABB’s portfolio and this project shows one of the major synergies available through our ‘Electric. Digital. Connected’ strategy enabled by the ABB Ability offering.”
Under the contract, Raytheon Anschütz will supply the latest type of Synapsis NX bridge systems, including multi-functional workstations with user-friendly designed navigation software, a high-precision autopilot and track control system, as well as radars, a suite of navigation sensors, and communication systems.
The navigation system is integrated with ABB’s automation, propulsion and dynamic positioning systems.
The entire system has been designed in accordance with IMO’s INS Performance and Test Standards, as specified in MSC.252(83) and IEC 61924-2, as well as the DNV GL NAUT-AW notation and to support highest safety standards and operational comfort.
The new passenger ships will be specially designed small capacity ships with a length of 190 m