SAL Heavy Lift newbuilds to be fitted with Sperry Marine nav systems

Four vessels under construction for SAL Heavy Lift at WuHu shipyard, China, are to be outfitted with digital navigation systems from Sperry Marine, following the agreement of a new deal.

The contract includes a VisionMaster Net bridge, NAVIGAT gyrocompass and NAVIPILOT 4500N autopilot. The bridge system offers connected navigation capabilities and can be supported remotely, reducing the requirement for in-person service calls.

HAL’s new vessels will feature methanol-ready propulsion systems and zero emission port operations thanks to ‘cold-ironing’ connections to shoreside electricity.

“We have designed our ORCA-class ships to be the most efficient vessels in their class with fuel consumption and carbon emission figures far superior to any existing heavy lift vessels,” said Dr Martin Harren, owner and CEO of SAL Heavy Lift.

“Our decision to select Sperry Marine as our navigation solutions partner was based on their ability to deploy systems that meet our demanding requirements.”

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