AlphaBridge with 46-inch consoles delivered to Egbert Wagenborg


(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Alphatron Marine has delivered a premium design AlphaBridge to the vessel Egbert Wagenborg, a modern, multipurpose open-top ice-strengthened ship named after the company’s founder. The ergonomically designed AlphaBridge with four 46-inch-wide screens includes remote support and an onboard information system.

The Egbert Wagenborg navigation system contributes of a new level of onboard safety with JRC’s latest multi-function radar, ECDIS and conning which are operated on four large bright displays that can be seen from nearly every angle. The radar package includes the world’s smallest solid state S-band scanner. There is also an alarm system and CCTV integration can be displayed both on board and back on shore.

The consoles were made by Eekels Technology under license of the AlphaBridge design concept. Accuracy and reliability are paramount to efficient operations, therefore a great deal of attention was given to key factors such as ergonomics, safety, technology and the layout to ensure a safe environment for crew and cargo. The AlphaBridge follows the latest thinking in ergonomics and class rules and has a 360-degree outside view with no line-of-sight restrictions.

The first AlphaBridge delivered to Wagenborg fits perfectly with its design principles. Measuring almost 492 feet in length and with a load capacity of over 14,000 tonnes, this EasyMax cargo ship is the biggest vessel ever built at a yard situated on the land side of the dikes in the north of the Netherlands. The ship's communication system features a fast satellite connection for onboard TV and Internet, allowing the crew to communicate with family and friends back home. The voyage data recorder (VDR) is also prepared to connect to the Remote Maintenance System (RMS) of JRC and its J-Marine Cloud environment for efficient and preventive maintenance, support and advise.

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By Professional Mariner Staff