New vessel named ’Edda Fram’ becomes Vingtor-Stentofon's first ACM-E ship
We are pleased to name the first ship with a delivered Zenitel Marine Vingtor-Stentofon™ ACM system: offshore vessel Østensjø's NB 432, being built at Astilleros Gondan, Spain. The ship has recently been named ‘Edda Fram’ by Lady Sponsor Mrs Isabel Smith, General Manager of Edda Supply Ships (UK) Ltd.
The Platform supply vessel is an advanced, innovative PSV design fitted with Voith Schneider propulsion and eight integrated drill cutting/special purpose tanks for a variety of cargoes. She is the first offshore vessel to be fitted with Zenitel’s advanced ACM system and will be completed and delivered during the first quarter of 2007.
As with this specification, the current shipping industry trend is to combine data and communication into one solution. The owner had originally specified a combined system concept based on a competitor solution but Zenitel Marine, having worked with both the owner and the Spanish Gondan yard previously, presented the new Vingtor-Stentofon ACM Integrated Data and Communication system with success. The owner was familiar with the ACM (AlphaCom Marine) system and liked the fact that the same system migrated to include both data and communication in an integrated solution. The future proof system provides for shared cabling which allows for lower installation cost and reduced cabling between fire zones. Vingtor-Stentofon's user friendly and cost efficient solution also allows for links to external communication using a wide range of gateways. This, together with the positive experience the owner and the yard has with Zenitel Marine, gave them every reason to choose the new Vingtor-Stentofon ACM solution.
With 60 years experience, Zenitel Marine Vingtor-Stentofon is the world’s leading expert on marine communication systems and has extensive experience in the design, construction, installation and maintenance of integrated marine communication systems. The company, having served the maritime industry for such a long period of time, has systems on over 13,000 vessels and representatives in more than 55 countries. With a worldwide sales and service network, the company has an impressive portfolio and has provided cutting edge solutions to, among many others, cruise vessels such as Stena Line, Queen Mary II; offshore vessels such as A.P.Møller, District Offshore; container vessels P & O Nedlloyd, Leonhard & Blumberg; tankers including Brostrøm Tankers, Kuwait Oil Tankers, Odfjell Tankers and the Kuwait Navy.
Zenitel Marine products are also marketed under the name STEENHANS.