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28 May 2020 The on-line newspaper devoted to the world of transports 07:18 GMT+2

June 3, 2019

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Wärtsilä makes sure the first order for a system of berthing automatic rifle

It is based on a technology of automation and positioning used from the support ships of the oil platforms

Wärtsilä has announced of being itself insured the first order for own system of mooring SmartDock automatic rifle, store clerk - it has evidenced the Finnish group - that ahead constitutes a remarkable step towards the realization of commercial the potential full load of the independent ships as draft of the first commercial order for a system of automated berthing.

The SmartDock system is developed in order to automate the maneuvers and procedures of berthing of ferries and other types of ships. The company has emphasized that the system reduces possible errors humans determined from the fact that the edge staff must many times over execute this type of maneuvers to the day and, in particular, allows to increase to the efficiency and safety of the maneuvers of departure and arrival in narrow spaces of berthing of ferries of great dimensions avoiding damages caused from the possible impact of the ship with the dock.

The system is developed on the base of the experience matured from the company in the segment of the offshore industry. "The SmartDock solution - Voyage Solutions di Wärtsilä has explained vice-president, Joona Makkonen - represents the apex of decades of searches and tests deepened by the Wärtsilä in the field of the automation technologies. Our system is based on a similar technology of automation and positioning used from the support ships of the oil platforms in order to maintain itself near the platform with the more difficult marine conditions. This gives the maximum confidence to us in the ability to SmartDock to satisfy the pressing necessity commercial to guarantee the surest system than possible berthing for the ferries of the pendular traffic".

The experimentation of the system of automated berthing is carried out with the Folgefonn ferry of the Norwegian company Norled that has a length of 85 meters.


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