Singapore Buys $12 Million VTS From Norcontrol

To augment its existing Vessel Traffic Information System (VTIS) 1 that has been in place since 1990, the Port of Singapore Authority has signed a $12 million contract with Norcontrol AS, Norway, for the installation of a VTIS 2 and Port Traffic Management System with Norcontrol Surveillance System.

While Vessel Traffic Systems (VTS) have been used in the U.S.

with varying degrees of success, Singapore said the system is absolutely necessary because of the nation's limited waters where up to 1,000 vessels must be tracked.

A prepared statement from the authority stated: "With increasing vessel traffic, the VTIS 2 is expected to enhance navigational safety in the port." The Port Traffic Management System will store and process data on all vessels calling on the port and will link with the VTIS 2 and related functions such as mobile radio data terminals.

Norcontrol will design, supply and install the company's VOC 5000 work stations, radar and tracking system, radio and data communications and Port Traffic Management System for the Port of Singapore.

For additional information about Norcontrol's VTS equipment line and services, C i r c l e 23 on Reader Service Cardy

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