Kongsberg and Simrad to Supply the ‘The Full Picture’ to Newbuild Spanish Research Vessels - 15/09/2005
Demonstrating the scope of the 'Full Picture', Simrad Spain SL has announced the signing of the public tender contract with M. Cies Shipyards in Vigo for the supply of navigation and hydroacoustic equipment for two new fishery research vessels. The contract was signed on behalf of the Secretaria General de Pesca, for vessels belonging to the Spanish Fishery Ministry, and will assist in the creation of a bigger, more modern fleet for the Spanish Research Institution.
The largest vessel of the two will be a 70m multipurpose vessel due for delivery at the end of 2006. It will conduct full ocean research operation and be equipped with: Scientific Equipment with Kongsberg Seatex Seapath 200, Kongsberg Multi-beam Echosounder EM 3002, Marine Data Management MDM 400, Hydrographic Echosounder EA 600, Simrad EK60 Multi-frequency Echosounder, Net Sounder ITI, Net Sonar FS20/25, Synchronising Unit SSU, Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace TOPAS PS18, ADCP. Integrated bridge navigation from Simrad and Kongsberg Maritime including autopilot AP50, gyro CG80, AIS AI80, SART SA90, electronic chart system CS56 and communications, Radars DB10 and Voyage Data Recorder MMB. SDP10 Dynamic Positioning. A 27m vessel for coastal continental shelf studies (ESPACE project) will be delivered at the end of 2005 and will be equipped with: Scientific Equipment with Kongsberg Maritime EM 3002D multi-beam echosounder, Kongsberg Maritime Hydrographic Echosounder EA 600, TOPAS PS40, Kongsberg Seatex Seapath 200, sound velocity sensors and dGPS receivers. Simrad Fishery Sonar SH40, EK60 Multifrequency Echosounder, Net Sounder ITI. Bridge navigation from Simrad including autopilot, radar, gyro, electronic chart system and communications. In addition to the supply of navigation and scientific equipment, the contract also covers the full commissioning and training for both vessels.