SAM Electronics to Supply Bridge Systems for Hamburg Vessels

By MarEx 2014-11-26 14:54:00

L-3 SAM Electronics announced today that, via its L-3 Marine Systems Korea subsidiary, it has been awarded a contract to provide its NACOS Platinum navigation, automation and control system, as well as communications equipment, aboard three new container vessels for the global shipping company, Hamburg Süd. The 10,600-TEU ships, built by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in South Korea, are scheduled for delivery in 2015.

“We are extremely pleased to be selected to deliver NACOS Platinum for one of the world’s largest container shipping lines,” said Maik Stoevhase, managing director at L-3 SAM Electronics ANC. “This order once again confirms the continued high-level acceptance of L-3’s latest family of advanced, ergonomically designed Platinum systems and reaffirms our position as the market leader of integrated navigation and automation systems for the newest generation of container ships.”

The NACOS Platinum navigation systems each comprise X- and S-band radars linked to a series of five multifunction Multipilot workstations for centralized control of all main radar, ECDIS and conning operations, in addition to those for automatic steering, track control and voyage planning. The scope of supply includes AIS, VDR, differential GPS, Doppler log, echosounder and wind/weather navaids, as well as a bridge navigational watch alarm system (BNWAS). Associated communications facilities cover a full range of GMDSS A3 equipment, inclusive of a KVH TracPhone FB500.

Each NACOS assembly will be complemented by an integrated MCS Platinum monitoring and control system covering all main vessel operating components, supported by 2,500 I/O points on a redundant LAN network. Individual systems will incorporate five high-resolution multipurpose workstations to be variously sited in ship bridge and engine control rooms. The design architecture also provides the integration of a fuel-efficient vessel performance system to reduce emissions from shipping vessels and associated running costs. NACOS Platinum supports a full range of remote access and diagnostic functions.

Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 SAM Electronics GmbH operates as a part of L-3 Marine Systems International and is a subsidiary of L-3 Communications Corporation. L-3 SAM Electronics is a turnkey supplier of complete electrical systems, as well as integrated navigation, automation, communications, energy distribution and propulsion systems for all types of ships and offshore wind farms. To learn more about L-3 SAM Electronics, please visit the company’s website at

Headquartered in New York City, L-3 employs approximately 48,000 people worldwide and is a prime contractor in aerospace systems and national security solutions. L-3 is also a leading provider of a broad range of communication and electronic systems and products used on military and commercial platforms. The company reported 2013 (revised) sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at

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