Centralised Access to Safety and Efficiency Information
At SMM in Hamburg MTU unveiled its latest concept in integrated bridge systems, providing bridge crews with a centralised point of access to all information crucial to safe and efficient vessel operations, particularly regarding the MTU propulsion plant, MTU ship automation, the power management system, navigation, radar and communication.
Information previously divided between several displays is now collated in a standardised display, using a single graphic interface which enables faster overview using a modern visuals concept. MTU’s new bridge concept integrates the various sub-systems such as propulsion plant, ship automation and navigation at the central control bridge.
By making all data available centrally, the information coming from the various sub-systems can be combined and processed using digital analysis, with results then presented for the crew using clear visuals on all monitors networked within the automation system. The captured data can also be stored and transferred for further analysis at a later date.
These findings can then be used, for example, to increase availability, reduce life-cycle costs and further enhance operational reliability. The new MTU bridge solution is available for yachts as well as commercial and military vessels equipped with an MTU propulsion system.
“MTU already has a good foothold in the market for marine propulsion and ship automation. With our new integrated bridge system, we are going a step further by offering the customer a complete systems solution that facilitates better monitoring of the vessel as a whole. By being able to cover the whole spectrum from propulsion system and bridge components to digitalised service and long-term service agreements, we support the customer as a systems solutions provider all along the way,” commented MTU Head of Marine and Governmental Business, Knut Müller.