Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded BCS Automation Ltd. (BCS) a contract for work on the Government of Canada's new Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV).
BCS has been in operation for 30 years and specializes in automated systems for the marine, offshore and cement industries. BCS represents one of almost 80 Ontario suppliers to date that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
BCS will supply a ship control and monitoring system for the
OOSV. The system is designed to provide ship personnel with all
the basic alarms and status information they require in order to
maintain the safe and efficient operation of the machinery,
auxiliary systems and other relevant equipment. The system
features built-in self-diagnostics, an intuitive, user-friendly
interface and a fail-safe redundant network to enhance safety and
reliability. BCS has previous experience working on NSS projects
having been subcontracted by Hawboldt Industries to design and
build the winch drive system for the Offshore Fisheries Science