Wärtsilä reports that it has completed a successful test of a remotely controlled ship, operating the vessel from shore while on a different continent through a sequence of manoeuvres using a combination of Dynamic Positioning (DP) and manual joystick control.
Wärtsilä has introduced its new SmartPredict system, developed by the company's Dynamic Positioning unit to reduce manoeuvring risks by displaying the vessel’s predicted future position and heading.
Kongsberg Maritime’s training division has introduced a new online virtual classroom system, designed for the pre-course preparation phase and using a live video link integrated with on-screen presentations, emulated system software and assessment tools.
UK Electronic Solutions, part of the NSSLGlobal Group, has launched a new self-contained motion and impact monitoring system called Oceanic Dynamics, which aims to allow offshore vessels to monitor and report impact on structures, as well as advising on engine performance and reliability.
Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new positioning system that works with all available Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS) and correction services, with DPS 432 integrating signals from GPS, GLONASS, BeiDou and Galileo, and regional correction signals including SBAS (e.g. WAAS, EGNOS, MSAS, GAGAN), in addition to the new G4 services from Fugro.
GE Marine reports that it has upgraded the DP training facility at the Arab Academy for Science, Technology & Maritime Transport (AASTMT) in northern Egypt with its latest Class A training simulator.
Kongsberg Maritime has donated and installed its K-Pos dynamic positioning system onboard the R/V Gunnerus, a research vessel owned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) reports that it has signed a deal to supply its NACOS Platinum series navigation system to two new 150,000-gross-ton Star Cruises liners.
General Electric (GE), the US multinational conglomerate, has unveiled GE Marine, a new organisation dedicated to the maritime market that will offer products and services around power, propulsion and positioning, as well as working on systems that will take advantage of the ‘Internet of Things’.
Wärtsilä has reported that it is to acquire L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI), a part of L-3 Communications Holdings Inc and the owner of brands such as SAM Electronics, L-3 Valmarine and Lyngsø Marine, for an enterprise value of €285 million.
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