L-3 Marine Systems International Supplies NACOS Platinum Series for Norwegian Cruise Line’s New Norwegian Getaway Cruise Liner
HAMBURG, Germany, May 26, 2014 – L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) announced today that it has supplied its NACOS Platinum series aboard Norwegian Cruise Line’s new 324-meter, 145,500-gross ton cruise liner, Norwegian Getaway. Built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in northern Germany, the vessel entered service in February of this year from its home port of Miami and accommodates 4,000 passengers.
Norwegian Getaway is the sister vessel to Norwegian Breakaway, which was launched last year, and is equipped with the same L-3 SAM Electronics and L-3 Valmarine integrated NACOS Platinum systems.
“Following our successful system installations on Norwegian Breakaway, L-3 is extremely proud to complete this major undertaking for the second of the two largest liners built in Germany,” said Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 Marine Systems International. “This latest deployment of our NACOS Platinum series once again underscores L-3’s continuing dedication to providing proven, state-of-the-art technology for the world’s leading cruise fleets.”
L-3 SAM Electronics’ NACOS Platinum navigation system comprises five X- and S-band radars serially linked to 11 main Multipilot multifunction workstations for combined displays of ARPA radar, ECDIS conning and dynamic positioning operations, in addition to those for automatic steering and voyage planning. The touch-screen units are in turn connected to secondary stations for selectable displays of data located at port and starboard wings as well as the captain’s cabin.
L-3 Valmarine’s VALMATIC Platinum Integrated Automation System (IAS) includes a Machinery System, Power Management and HVAC Systems, a Safety Management System (SMS) and Emergency Shutdown (ESD) System, as well as an Information Management System (IMS). Covering more than 50,000 I/O signals in total for both ships, these systems are fully integrated via a redundant system network. VALMATIC Platinum has a multifunctional and user-friendly operator interface where process-related information is instantly available.
The NACOS Platinum series is complemented by an advanced dynamic positioning system with three polar axis controllers and one CP1 DP controller, in addition to special cruise software developed by L-3 Dynamic Positioning & Control Systems. DP functionality is available at the main operator console and at both bridge wings.
Headquartered in Hamburg, Germany, L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) is a sector within L-3’s Electronic Systems business segment. L-3 MSI 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.
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 sales of $12.6 billion. To learn more about L-3, please visit the company’s website at www.L-3com.com.
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