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Peruvian port fights fog with Wartsila VTS

Peruvian port fights fog with Wartsila VTS

Technology company Wartsila has announced that its Vessel Tracking Solution (VTS) will be installed in the Port of Callao, Peru, to improve operations and make working in the area safer.

In a statement, Wartsila said dense fog makes business for Callao’s port operators difficult and, in some cases, dangerous.

The company said its VTS solution will provide the technology needed to ensure uninterrupted port operations, while increasing safety levels and facilitating arrival, docking and departures for visiting ships.

The spectrum of technologies deployed by Wärtsilä includes solid-state IALA Advanced radar, long-range thermal imaging, ultra-precise global positioning for pilotage operations, HF and VHF communication, data analysis, recording, and dispatching.

“Our system will significantly improve the port’s efficiency by integrating high-end Wärtsilä products and technologies, and is a clear example of our ‘Smart Marine’ approach to raising efficiency and safety levels,” says Eduardo Rosiello, Senior Sales manager of the Callao VTS project, Wärtsilä Marine.

“The VTS will be fully integrated with a Wärtsilä-provided port management information system, and will have smart CCTV tracking.

“Fog and maritime awareness are something we have to deal with a lot and safety is a constant concern, which is why we turned to Wärtsilä,” says Calm. José Antonio San Martín, Dirección de Contrataciones del Material (DIRCOMAT).

“We have worked with them often in the past and their experience in traffic management systems is second-to-none. The Wärtsilä VTS will greatly improve operations in the port of Callao.”

In addition to the comprehensive range of elements making up the VTS solution, an oil spill detection system is also included in the overall scope. Delivery is planned for January 2021.



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