Finnish technology group Wärtsilä has been contracted to supply its Nacos Platinum integrated bridge system for two new mega yachts.
The yachts, one measuring 85 meters and another 91 meters in length, are being built in Greece.
In addition to the systems, Wärtsilä will also provide the project management, engineering, pre-wiring of the consoles and system commissioning services. The orders with Wärtsilä were booked in March and July 2017.
The new and advanced bridge console concept for these vessels includes an integrated navigation system (INS) with compass and latest technology navigation sensors, and an integrated automation system with power management functionality. A propulsion control system and a radio communication system are also included. The overall bridge design has been customised according to the specific requirements for these yachts.
“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,” Maik Stoevhase, Director, Automation, Navigation and Control & Integrated Systems, Wärtsilä Marine Solutions, said.
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.