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Raytheon Anschütz to supply Ritz-Carlton newbuild

Raytheon Anschütz has announced a deal to supply its Synapsis NX Integrated Navigation System (INS) to the first vessel in a new series of passenger ships being built for The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection at the Spanish Barreras shipyard of Vigo.

{mprestriction ids="1,2"}The INS is part of a larger contract awarded to ABB’s Marine and Ports Business, which is acting as the total ship system provider and integrator for the new class of ships.

“Being selected to deliver our high-end navigation systems to these most advanced passenger ships marks another milestone for Raytheon Anschütz,” said Andreas Lentfer, director of business development at Raytheon Anschütz.

“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.”

The supplied bridge systems will include multifunctional workstations with autopilot and a track control system, as well as radars, navigation sensors, and communication systems. The navigation system is integrated with ABB’s automation, propulsion and dynamic positioning systems.

All bridge equipment is integrated within a network environment and includes two 19” racks for PCs, network components and extenders.{/mprestriction}

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