Three ‘mega-class’ container vessels being built for French ship owner CMA CGM at the HHIC-Phil yard in Subic Bay, Philippines have selected Wärtsilä’s Nacos Platinum Integrated Navigation Automation Control System based on an Ethernet-based network. The contract with Wärtsilä was signed in August.
It combines all relevant navigation and automation tasks under a single HMI (Human Machine Interface) umbrella in terms of usability, scalability and network by means of a single common hardware and software platform. It is cost-efficient and easy to install requiring minimal operator training.
Wärtsilä has earlier received orders for propulsion and other equipment for these same vessels. The scope of supply includes a Wärtsilä X92 2-stroke main engine, Wärtsilä Airguard aft seals, Sternguard forward seals, Sternsafe bearings and Line Shaft bearings. Delivery of the Wärtsilä equipment is scheduled to commence in May 2016.
This fully integrated system is designed in accordance with EN ISO 9241-210 (Ergonomics of human-system interaction). The Platinum series offers the entire scope of ship control systems, hosted on a shared set of work stations using a common network.