Kongsberg Maritime Technology to be Installed Abroad ‘Scenic Cruises’

Monday / November 14, 2016


Kongsberg Maritime technology has been chosen for installation aboard Australian cruise line Scenic Cruises’ new ice class cruise ship. The 228-passenger, 168 metre long Scenic Eclipse features an ice strengthened hull, but with sleek lines and a myriad of state-of-the art technology and luxury fittings, it takes its design cues from the exclusive world of billionaire’s megayachts. Scenic Eclipse is currently under construction at Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia, with delivery expected during 2018.

The KONGSBERG scope of supply combines navigation and Dynamic Positioning (DP) systems, automation, Emergency Shutdown System (ESD), Power Management System (PMS) and Safety Management and Control System (SMCS) into a single Integrated Control System. It is designed to support the vessel’s operational profile as an ice class exploration vessel and will be integrated with an online diagnostics and remote service facility. The comprehensive K-Chief automation control system features close to 10,000 I/O points and will be distributed in the vessel’s fire zones to ensure maximum reliability and operation even in critical situations.

The Scenic Eclipse’s bridge will be focused around the K-Master Integrated Bridge System, a unique system designed with the operator in focus. The configuration is centred on two independent and redundant workstations, with multifunctional operator stations for navigation and positioning using a common user interface through touch screens, which replace traditional operator panels. An important aspect of the system will be Kongsberg Maritime’s unique redundant radar network, which uniquely enables navigators to combine signals from all four radars on board into a single picture for maximum situational awareness. In addition to navigation radars, the Scenic Eclipse will also have functions for ice detection, and wave height and direction calculations.

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