Safety solutions for Norway’s ferries

26 Jan 2017

Zenitel CEO Kenneth Dåstøl onboard Bastø VI

Zenitel CEO Kenneth Dåstøl onboard Bastø VI

Zenitel has delivered safety communications and entertainment equipment for new ferries in Norway.

The busiest inland ferry route in the country between Moss and Horten is operated by Bastø Fosen who won the contract back in 2014. As a part of this contract it was agreed that three new ferries would be built to serve the area, these new vessels are now equipped with the systems from Zenitel.

Kenneth Dåstøl, Zenitel CEO, said: “Zenitel is a global company with a long, proud history in the maritime market. The new Bastø Fosen ferries are a great representation of how we like to work as a company. We were a part of the construction through our partners in Turkey, and we are located right next to where the ferries are operating.”

He added: ”These new ferries represent innovation in the maritime market, something we can strongly relate to. The new design reduces the time it takes to load and unload vehicles and passengers. Modern engines and design have made the vessels more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.”

The three new ferries were built in Turkey and designed by Multi Maritime in Førde, Norway. Zenitel were represented in Turkey by their local partner, Elektro-Deniz.

Part of the terms of the agreement between Bastø Fosen and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration stipulated that NOx emissions must be in-line with international regulations.

The systems from Zenitel installed on the new ferries are the AlphaCom Maritime’s The Vingor-Stentofon ACM system, the SPA system with an integrated type-approved PA and GA solution as well as the the Vingtor-Stentofon IPTV system.

Øyvind Lund, administration director at Bastø Fosen, said: ”Passenger safety and the safety of our crew is of paramount importance. The communication systems from Zenitel ensures that safety instructions and other information can be heard clearly and understood by all onboard.”

He concluded: “In addition, the captain can communicate easily with the rest of the crew from the bridge. Thanks to technology such as active noise cancellation, even when he is communicating with his colleagues working in the noisy environment of the engine room, he can hear, be heard and be understood”

By Alice Mason

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