KONGSBERG Maritime has won the vessel integrated control system contract for Nautilus Mineral’s production support vessel (PSV), Nautilus announced in mid-August.

Awarded by the shipyard, Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding, the contract includes the dynamic positioning and navigation systems.

The integrated vessel control system (IVCS) package comprises dynamic positioning, marine automation, information management and navigation systems.

Nautilus said the IVCS will keep the vessel within specified position and heading limits while operations are performed.

In addition, the system will provide oversight and control of critical vessel systems ensuring efficient operation of the vessel and minimising fuel consumption and wear and tear on the propulsion equipment.

Nautilus chief executive Mike Johnston said he is pleased to have Kongsberg Maritime, known for its extensive portfolio of high performance products and solutions, working on the PSV.

“We look forward to reporting on the progress of the integration of this system into the vessel as we move closer to having our PSV ready for mining in the first quarter of 2018,” he said.

Kongsberg Maritime has supplied more than 2,500 dynamic positioning systems worldwide.

The Norwegian company delivers products and systems for dynamic positioning, navigation and automation to merchant vessels and offshore installations.

In addition, Kongsberg Maritime supplies products and systems for seabed surveying, surveillance, training simulators, and for fishing vessels and fisheries research.