The Dutch shipping company Spliethoff selected Raytheon Anschütz
to engineer and deliver Synapsis NX integrated navigation systems
(INS) for six new ice-classed multipurpose vessels scheduled to
be delivered in 2019.
Spliethoff's new R-type vessels are built at the Zhejiang Ouhua
Shipbuiling in accordance with the polar code and the LR NAV1
notation requirements to ensure safe operations in remote
regions, including the Arctic.
Synapsis NX, which is fully compliant with latest IMO and IEC
performance and test standards, provides validated and reliable
information that improves situation awareness and supports
The INS consists of four multifunctional workstations for chart
radar, ECDIS and conning, as well as a separate workstation for
conning and route planning. It integrates digital X- and S-band
radars, the high precision NP5400 trackpilot, gyro compasses and
Synapsis NX also includes a 19" rack for the PC's, network
components and extenders. Separating hardware from the bridge
consoles enables a lean and ergonomic console design, reduces
cabling efforts and simplifies installation and servicing.
Raytheon Anschütz said its office in Shanghai and its Chinese
distributor Shanghai Eastone Marine Technologies were
instrumental in securing the contract and will continue support
with installation and setting to work.