Technical upgrades for Sovcomflot’s tankers
Sovcomflot, a major Russian shipping company, will roll out a Wärtsilä fleet operations solution for its fleet of arctic shuttle tankers. The order was booked in March 2019.
The agreement signed with Sovcomflot comprises the upgrade of the navigation systems installed on-board the company’s vessels operating in arctic waters. The upgraded systems will ensure real-time ship-to-shore data exchange, thus connecting the on-board equipment with Sovcomflot’s operation centre to enable shared-decision making. Sovcomflot shuttle tankers operate all the year round in Russian arctic waters.
The project is expected to be completed before the end of this year. The fleet operation centre, which is located in the company’s St Petersburg headquarters, has already been commissioned. (kd)