Regional route Sharing made possible in Baltic Sea using Vissim System and EfficienSea2 Project
Maritime digitalization carried out in the European project EfficienSea2 has enabled effective route sharing between different VTS systems in the Baltic Sea. It has the potential to drastically cut the reporting effort for the ship’s crew, while offering authorities a better ability to ensure safe traffic at sea.
Vissim has today become an Associated Partner in the STM Validation Project. Vissim acknowledges the STM project as a natural extension of the EfficienSea2 project, where Vissim has delivered a successful pilot for enabling of effective route sharing between different VTS systems in the Baltic. This pilot has proved the technology which potentially can drastically cut reporting for the ship’s crew, while offering authorities better ability of ensuring safe traffic at sea.
Vissim recognizes the STM project as an important research arena for the continued development of the Vissim solutions and looks forward to new challenges.
More about STM project: http://stmvalidation.eu/about-stm
Vissim has been awarded a contract for an AIS-based system by the Suez Canal Authority (SCA). The turnkey project involves an enablement and training package for local personnel. The canal is approximately 100km long and has between 60 and 90 ships passing through it per day, making it a major traffic hotspot. The system will be operational within six months and is valued at approximately $500,000 excluding add-ons.
– This has been a great win for the company, adding to our existing projects in Egypt and it shows the continued success of our Middle East operations. I believe SCA has chosen the most proven and reliable system for managing such situations, stated Per Arne Henæs (Vissim’s CEO).
The system uses Vissim’s standard proprietary Vessel Traffic Management System technologies for offshore operations and asset protection.
The Marine Department of Thailand in Q1 2017 awarded a contract for the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system covering the upper Gulf of Thailand. The total project value is in the region of 77 million NOK (310 million THB).
Vissim has completed the integration of the Vessel Traffic Management System with the existing phase one infrastructure using project management personnel based at Vissim’s headquarter in Horten, Norway. Achievement of this milestone is part of the second phase, for the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system for five sites and a control centre.
– Much credit is due to the professionalism and responsiveness of the personnel at Marine Department of Thailand. This coupled with Vissim’s customer-centric attitude and over 30 years of experience in the field delivering more than 220 projects globally, allows us to achieve such milestones within budget and on time while maintaining our number one objective, which is to ensure customer satisfaction, says Håvard Odden VP of sales and marketing of Vissim.
The Marine Department of Thailand in Q1 2017 awarded a contract for the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system covering the upper Gulf of Thailand. The total project value is in the region of 77 million NOK (310 million THB). This makes it Vissim’s largest contract in the region to date.
– After a thorough tendering process, we are very pleased that the Marine Department has chosen us for this project. This award cements Vissim as the leading provider of Offshore Vessel Traffic Management and Logistic Systems within the South East Asian region and it shows that our international expansion strategy has succeeded, says Per Arne Henæs, CEO of Vissim.
The contract encompasses the second phase of the installation of a maritime domain surveillance system and includes five sites and a control centre, including integration with the existing phase one infrastructure. The scope of delivery includes the vessel traffic management, the port system, traffic analysis and training simulators.
Contract delivery will commence immediately and Vissim will provide both hardware and software for the installation, as well as engineering and project management. Research and Development, engineering and project management will be based at Vissim’s headquarter in Horten, Norway, while additional services will be provided on-site.
Vissim is pleased to announce that it has secured two contracts for the start of 2017; one domestically and the other internationally. The first is for Deepsea Stavanger with Odfjell in the North Sea Continental Shell and it will be incorporated into Statoil marine’s vessel traffic centre in Norway, which uses Vissim’s solution. The second is in Qatar with Qatar Petroleum and is for an upgrade to a pre-existing system at Messaid Port.
“I am very pleased with our progress for the start of this year. We are beginning to see a recovery in all sectors and I hope to be able to announce additional news in due course”, stated Per Arne Henæs.
Both systems use Vissim’s standard proprietary Vessel Traffic Management System technologies for offshore operations and asset protection.