Wartsila Helps Wintershall Noordzee Mitigate Offshore Hazards
Wartsila Voyage has successfully completed its first commercial installation of the state-of-the-art Wärtsilä Navi-Harbour WebVTS 5.0 software application.
Wartsila Voyage has successfully completed its first commercial installation of the state-of-the-art Wärtsilä Navi-Harbour WebVTS 5.0 software application. The system was ordered by Netherlands-based Wintershall Noordzee BV to provide greater safety for their offshore installations in the North Sea. The order was placed in Q1 2020 and the project was finalised with full customer acceptance in November.
The Wartsila Navi-Harbour WebVTS features an early warning system to avoid collisions between the offshore platforms and vessels in their vicinity. It works by providing remote access to Automatic Identification System (r Vessel traffic Service data sources to maintain constant and full situational awareness, utilising a standard Internet browser. The WebVTS decision support tools effectively mitigate potential marine hazards and risks. The application also supports navigational maps, traffic management tools, ship history, and works in various languages.
Following the successful completion of this project, Wintershall Noordzee’s early warning system has been significantly upgraded. The Wärtsilä solution features the latest technology for providing an integrated overview of the traffic situation in any area covered by existing Wärtsilä VTS or AIS monitoring systems. The delivery scope included deployment of the AIS-Monitor Redundant Basic software, Navi-Harbour WebVTS, a VTS Information System, an AIS Network Server, an AIS Network Viewer, plus training and three years of maintenance services.