Norwegian Getaway fitted with L-3 NACOS Platinum

MAY 27, 2014 — L-3 Marine Systems International (L-3 MSI) reports that it has supplied its NACOS Platinum series aboard Norwegian Cruise Line's new 324-meter, 145,500-gross ton cruise liner, Norwegian Getaway.

Built by Meyer Werft at its Papenburg shipyard in northern Germany, the cruise ship entered service in February of this year from its home port of Miami and accommodates 4,000 passengers.

Norwegian Getaway is the sister vessel to Norwegian Breakaway, which was launched last year, and is equipped with the same L-3 SAM Electronics and L-3 Valmarine integrated NACOS Platinum systems.

L-3 SAM Electronics' NACOS Platinum navigation system comprises five X- and S-band radars serially linked to 11 main Multipilot multifunction workstations for combined displays of ARPA radar, ECDIS conning and dynamic positioning operations, in addition to those for automatic steering and voyage planning. The touch-screen units are in turn connected to secondary stations for selectable displays of data located at port and starboard wings as well as the captain's cabin.

L-3 Valmarine's VALMATIC Platinum Integrated Automation System (IAS) includes a Machinery System, Power Management and HVAC Systems, a Safety Management System (SMS) and Emergency Shutdown (ESD) System, as well as an Information Management System (IMS). Covering more than 50,000 I/O signals in total for both ships, these systems are fully integrated via a redundant system network. VALMATIC Platinum has a multifunctional and user-friendly operator interface where process-related information is instantly available.

The NACOS Platinum series is complemented by an advanced dynamic positioning system with three polar axis controllers and one CP1 DP controller, in addition to special cruise software developed by L-3 Dynamic Positioning & Control Systems. DP functionality is available at the main operator console and at both bridge wings.

"Following our successful system installations on Norwegian Breakaway, L-3 is extremely proud to complete this major undertaking for the second of the two largest liners built in Germany," said Ulrich Weinreuter, president of L-3 Marine Systems International. "This latest deployment of our NACOS Platinum series once again underscores L-3's continuing dedication to providing proven, state-of-the-art technology for the world's leading cruise fleets."