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Bastø VI press event

Zenitel has delivered full communication and entertainment systems to all of the three new ferries operated by Bastø Fosen. Many of Zenitel`s own employees use the ferries as part of their daily commute to the company`s operational head office in Horten. The close connection to these ferries makes us extra proud to be the chosen supplier.

The following systems from Zenitel have been installed on the new ferries:

  • AlphaCom Maritime (ACM): The Vingor-Stentofon ACM system is reliable and robust and able to unite and enhance a vessel`s safety systems by providing outstanding internal and external communication onboard marine vessels.
  • SPA - PA/GA: The SPA system is an integrated type-approved PA and GA solution. It is extremely cost effective and covers the requirements for a marine Public Address and General Alarm system for all types of vessels.
  • IPTV:The Vingtor-Stentofon IPTV system is a complete integrated digital entertainment system for maritime use. The system provides a wide range of services aimed at improving crew welfare.

Green vessel 

The ferries are new builds; all built in Turkey. See the undocking of Bastø VI here. Bastø Fosen have calculated that NOx emissions have been reduced by over 80% when compared to the previous ferry design. In addition, fuel usage has been reduced by 25-30% thanks to energy efficient diesel motors and a newly developed hull shape.

Press event

On Tuesday last week, Zenitel invited local and national journalists  to a press event onboard Bastø VI.

Zenitel’s CEO Kenneth Dåstøl and Svein Erik Waskaas, Chief Captain of Bastø VI, started the event with a company presentation of Zenitel and Bastø Fosen.  Rune Hansson, Area Sales Manager Zenitel, followed up with a presentation of the delivery.

" Communications equipment is absolutely critical to safety. Its good to know that we have a supplier from the same neighborhood" - said, Chief Captain, Waksaas with a big smile.

After the presentation, the journalists were taken for a tour around the ship to see the Vingtor-Stentofon products.

Zenitel CEO Kenneth Dåstøl commented, ”Zenitel is a global company with a long, proud history in the maritime market. The new Bastø Fosen ferries are a great representation of how we like to work as a company. By providing a local service to the ship yard in Turkey and the owners, our neighbours in Horten, we were able to deliver the professional technical support that our customers required”.

He went on to explain, ”These new ferries represent innovation in the maritime market, something we can strongly relate to. The new design, reduces the time it takes to load and unload vehicles and passengers. Modern engines and design have made the vessels more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. Thanks to over 70 years of innovation, we too are able to contribute by providing flexible, reliable and advanced Maritime communication systems”.
Kenneth Dåstøl, Zenitels CEO is testing the quality of the Vingtor-Stentofon systems in the engine room.

Øyvind Lund, Administration  Director at Bastø Fosen, recognised the importance of having trusted and reliable communication systems onboard;

”Passenger safety and the safety of our crew is of paramount importance. The communication systems from Zenitel ensures that safety instructions and other information can be heard clearly and understood by all onboard. In addition, the captain can communicate easily with the rest of the crew from the bridge. Thanks to technology such as active noise cancellation, even when he is communicating with his colleagues working in the noisy environment of the engine room, he can hear, be heard and be understood”

Below you can read what the different news pubications reported from the event.

Gjengangeren / Vestviken24 (Norwegian only)

Skipsrevyen (Norwegian only)

Teknisk ukeblad (Norwegian only)

Security World Hotel (Norwegian only)

Hansa – International Maritime Journal

ISi Online

Maritime journal

Transport & logistikk (Norwegian only)


Norwegian Maritime Exporters (Norwegian only) 



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