Transas Marine has signed a contract with the Lerwick Port Authority to install a new vessel monitoring system (VMS) to cover Lerwick Harbour in Shetland, UK.
The new VMS will be based on the high-end navi-harbour software solution from Transas. The scope of hardware equipment includes class A AIS Transponders, Northrop Grumman Sperry Marine Vision Master radars and a Jotron VHF Communication System.
This will be installed across four sites covering the main port operations building and three remote stations.
As part of the project, Port Control, located in Albert Building, will be fully renovated and Transas will closely collaborate with the authority to design a new layout for the service within this building.
As part of its comprehensive customer support program, Transas will provide its client with an operator training course and maintenance service plan.
Captain Alexander Simpson, Deputy Harbourmaster of the Lerwck Port Authority, said: “The new system will modernise Lerwick Harbour’s monitoring system, improving real-time information available to the controllers handling shipping movements and the navigational assistance provided by Port Control. The investment is another important step in our ongoing development programme which is adding to the port’s capacity and competitiveness.”
The US$681,000 project is scheduled to be fully completed and delivered by May, 2016.
Fact File: Lerwick is a major commercial port in Britain, strategically situated at the crossroads of the North Sea and North-East Atlantic. Handling more than 5,000 vessel arrivals, totalling over 12 million gross tonnes annually, the deep-water port’s users include oil and gas support, cargo and ferries.
Fact File: Transas is a world-leading provider of tech solutions and services for the maritime industry. Transas offers navigation systems and integrated bridge solutions, recognised training and simulation solutions, well-known VTMS and coastal surveillance systems, fleet management systems, onboard and individual decision support systems for professional crew and pilots, as well as popular applications for leisure and the marine mass market.