Orolia today announced the launch of McMurdo Marine Solutions, a new business unit dedicated to integrated solutions for the maritime industry focused on safety, compliance and operational efficiencies.
McMurdo Marine Systems has today announced that it has been awarded a contract worth almost 1.5 million euros, which involves the supply of beacons to track fishing boat fleets and oil slicks.
"News of this latest contract for M2M marine applications underlines our capacity and expertise in developing positioning and communication equipment for mobile objects, which are exposed to particularly extreme environmental conditions (flooding, hard impacts or vibrations, high humidity or dust, etc.)."
The beacons will be supplied at intervals throughout 2013 - 2014.
McMurdo Marine Systems will exhibit the Oceania Marine Tracking Buoy System at the Shipbuilding, Machinery & Marine Technology International Trade Fair taking place in Hamburg, Germany from 4th – 7th September 2012.
McMurdo has expanded its product portfolio to include complete professional maritime and land-based tracking and monitoring systems, with the launch of McMurdo Marine Systems.
McMurdo Systems has been awarded a contract worth around 500,000 euros for the supply of a Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) for the observation of fishing fleets. This new contract follows two recent awards by the French and British maritime authorities for the provision of "e-navigation" solutions, and, is another example of the rise of Orolia in the location based services sector.
McMurdo Systems has been awarded a contract to supply an Aids to Navigation Remote Monitoring System. The contract has been awarded to McMurdo Systems by the Centre d'Etudes Techniques Maritimes et Fluviales (CETMEF – French Institute for Maritime and Inland Waterways), and is worth €1 million over 3 years.
The Kanaton 3 AIS (Automatic Identification System) Transponder (type 3 transmitter/receiver) has won a competitive bid to supply the General Lighthouse Authorities (GLA) for three years.
The General Lighthouse Authorities comprise the Northern Lighthouse Board, Trinity House and the Commissioners of Irish Lights, and is responsible for delivering a safe and cost-effective network of Aids to Navigation for the benefit and safety of all mariners in UK and Irish waters. McMurdo Systems’ Kanaton 3 (AIS transmitter/receiver) was put through a number of live and laboratory tests by the GLA prior to the contract award. Pierre Jean Jannin the McMurdo Systems Business Unit Manager comments “The GLA extensively pre-tested the Kanaton 3, so the team at McMurdo Systems are extremely pleased to have been selected to work with the GLA on this project.”
McMurdo Systems has won a competitive bid for the supply of a global supervision system for navigation aid beacons along the French coasts, for a sum of nearly €200k. This system adds to the radiofrequency beacon system range proposed by the Brittany SME, enabling maritime signalling to be modernised by fitting floating buoys with a transponder capable of using AIS wireless technology, unaffected by weather conditions, to supply information about the identity of the buoy, its position and condition to ships and to the French maritime signalling authorities.
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