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Raytheon Anschütz INS for Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection

The Ritz-Carlton Yacht Collection, together with the Spanish Barreras shipyard of Vigo, have selected Raytheon Anschütz to supply a high-end Integrated Navigation System (INS) of the Synapsis NX generation for the first vessel of a new class of most advanced passenger ships.

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The INS is part of a larger contract awarded to ABB’s Marine and Ports Business, who are acting as the total ship system provider and integrator to the new class of ships. ABB and Raytheon Anschütz have entered into a broader cooperation in order to provide customers with additional value through system integration from bridge to propeller.

“Being selected to deliver our high-end navigation systems to these most advanced passenger ships marks another milestone for Raytheon Anschütz”, Andreas Lentfer, Director of Business Development at Raytheon Anschütz says. “We believe that combining our expertise and capabilities in Integrated Navigation Systems with the wide scope and power of ABB’s marine solutions will deliver customers a unique set of benefits, in particular in advanced projects like passenger ships.”

“We are setting down a new marker on what is possible in ‘bridge to propeller’ shipboard systems integration,” says Juha Koskela, Managing Director, ABB Marine & Ports. “The Raytheon Anschütz INS is completely complimentary to ABB’s portfolio and this project shows one of the major synergies available through our ‘Electric. Digital. Connected’ strategy enabled by the ABB Ability™ offering.”

Under the contract, Raytheon Anschütz will supply the latest generation of Synapsis NX bridge systems, including multifunctional workstations with the latest user-friendly designed navigation software, a high-precision autopilot and track control system, as well as radars, a suite of navigation sensors, and communication systems. The navigation system is integrated with ABB’s automation, propulsion and dynamic positioning systems.

Raytheon Anschütz delivers all bridge equipment integrated within a state-of-the-art network environment and including two 19” racks for the PC’s, network components and extenders. Separating hardware from the bridge consoles supports a lean and ergonomic console design and low-key servicing. The entire system is designed in accordance with IMO’s INS Performance and Test Standards as specified in MSC.252(83) and IEC 61924-2 as well as the DNVGL NAUT-AW notation and to support highest safety standards and operational comfort.

The new passenger ships will be specially designed small capacity ships with a length of 190-meters, aiming to provide passengers an unparalleled onboard experience, individualized guest service and an even higher comfort compared with the conventional larger cruise ships.