Norwegian Control Systems (NCS) will deliver five automation systems including their Concept Bridge solution, with a large electro engineering package for Fjord1`s new ferries. Norwegian Control Systems will deliver automation systems to nine Fjord1 ferries in total.
These new ferries will be operating on the routes between Hareid-Sulesund and Magerholm-Sykkylven and the first delivery will take place in 2018.
In order to make the crew aware of energy efficiency, Norwegian Control System includes SPM (Ship Performance Monitor) systems on all ferries, which helps the ship-owners understand and improve the ship’s efficiency.
This is achieved through collecting information of the vessel’s energy consumption from all the consumers on board, together with other important data, like vessel speed, wind velocity and direction, distance, draught and trim. SPM is placed within the vessel’s automation system where the consumption can be presented on all operating work stations on board. By using a secure VPN cloud connection all historic data can be stored.
Using the SPM Fleet Manager software, reports complying with SEEMP, EU MRV, etc. can be conducted bu the crew. The data that is collected will enable the possibility to analyze speed and conditions to optimize the vessel`s efficiency.
“We are proud to be the supplier of products and solutions to these new environmentally friendly ferries. The world is looking towards Norway when it comes to the electrification of ferries and other vessel types. It is important for NCS to show that we are a supplier that can be trusted when the demand for these solutions begins in other marine markets. The renewal of vessels, which is occurring now, is the most extensive we have ever seen in Norwegian ferry history,” mentioned Svein Ove Farstad, Sales & Bid Manager in NCS.