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Kongsberg Maritime: Provides Upgraded CCTV System for NGSCO’s Fleet of LNG Carriers in the Middle East

22 August 2011

Kongsberg Maritime announces today the successful delivery of high performance CCTV systems for installation on National Gas Shipping Company’s (NGSCO) entire fleet of eight LNG carrier vessels in the Middle East.

The project was secured in conjunction with Unique Systems FZE, Kongsberg Maritime’s local sales agent. Unique Systems FZE will be assisting in the installation and commissioning of the Kongsberg Maritime CCTV systems with two vessels refits having been completed already in April, another in July and the remaining five planned over the next few months.

Each ship’s CCTV system comprises a range of robust marine grade stainless steel above deck PTZ (pan, tilt & zoom) and fixed camera stations with lowlight (day/night) viewing capabilities and washers and wipers, along with a multichannel telemetry matrix controller and 350 GB digital video recorder (DVR), and an additional control and viewing station.

New CCTV cabling will be used to install the equipment on the four Al Khaznah class vessels – the Al Khaznah, Shahama, Ghasha and Ish – and existing cabling will be used to upgrade the four Mubaras class vessels – the Mubaras, Mraweh, Al Hamra and Umm Al Ashtan.

The new Kongsberg Maritime CCTV systems replace the original ships’ CCTV systems and will be used to monitor critical above deck processes. It will provide improved video image quality, more flexible control, viewing and recording options and maximum durability for operating in some of the most hostile marine conditions.

Kongsberg Maritime Middle East DMCCO and Unique Systems FZE have a long lasting cooperation with NGSCO, with systems installed on many of its vessels and ongoing service and maintenance support agreements in place.

Dan Williams, Business Development Manager at Kongsberg Maritime Ltd comments: "The safe transportation of LNG is in itself a challenging process and it is vital that reliable CCTV surveillance equipment is used to monitor on deck processes and ensure safe operations.

"Kongsberg Maritime and Unique Systems FZE secured this contract via a competitive tender, based on the quality of our marine CCTV systems offering. It’s very satisfying to work with NGSCO and we look forward to developing our strong relationship with them going forward.”

Now installed on a range of offshore platforms and vessels throughout the world, Kongsberg Maritime’s extremely robust Horizon Marine and Military CCTV Systems offer real time operations monitoring and are suitable for a variety of high performance vessel, platform and other marine applications. The portfolio of products is based on high resolution analogue or IP architecture, which provides customers with excellent quality, ease of maintenance and value for money.

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