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At Nor-Shipping 2009 in June, the company Vinashin
Shipbuilding Engineering (Visec) and the business solution
provider MultiPlus Solutions signed an exclusive pre-study
contract for the MultiPlus ERP/business system.
In addition, Visec and MultiPlus Solutions signed a
collaboration agreement where Visec will be representing the
Norwegian company in the Vietnamese market.
Visec is a subsidiary of Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry
Corporation (Vinashin). If successful, the pre-study will be
followed up by an agreement for consultancy services and
installation of the MultiPlus Shipbuilding Solution at shipyards
and other subsidiaries in the Vinashin Group. The Vinashin Group
has over 200 subsidiaries including 38 shipyards and five shipping
companies that have about 18,000 highly skilled employees.
"The collaboration with MultiPlus Solutions and a later
investment in MultiPlus Shipbuilding Solutions is strategically
important in our future approach to the global shipbuilding
market. It is our intention that MultiPlus Shipbuilding Solutions
will play a key role in our collaborations with shipowners,
classification societies, design companies and the government, and
will also be a central management tool in our production
processes. The objective is to strengthen our involvement with
increasingly more advanced vessels and our position as an
inexpensive quality supplier," said CEO of Visec, Mr Minh, at the
public contract signing arrangement.
The Vinashin Group has evaluated several other major
ERP-solutions, but has decided to continue the selection process
exclusively with MultiPlus Shipbuilding Solutions.
"Being chosen by the Vinashin Group is a great recognition for us
and of our global efforts in the shipbuilding market and the related
supplier industry. With Visec as our partner, we will also have more
opportunities in the Vietnamese market," said CEO of MultiPlus
Solutions, Per Olav Helgeland, who also expressed gratitude towards
Innovation Norway Hanoi and Norwegian Maritime Exporters for
making important contributions in realising this agreement.
The intention is for Visec is to become a full-value partner to
MultiPlus Solutions in Vietnam, to the same extent that
Aeromarine and the RomLotusGroup serve as MultiPlus Solutions
partners in Spain and Romania.
For further information contact:
MultiPlus Solutions, Norway.
Representatives sign an exclusive pre-study contract and collaboration agreement
Uni-Safe Electronics recently announced
that its new bridge navigational watch
alarm system BW-800 was under
development and would be available on
the market this year.
The purpose of the bridge watch alarm
system is to ensure the continuous
monitoring of the bridge operator's fitness
during "one man bridge" operations. The
bridge watch alarm is produced in
accordance with international and Danish
laws for "one man bridge" operation (such
as IMO resolution A830).
The product was reportedly being tested
for IMO approval.
According to Uni-Safe Electronics, new
regulations from IMO's Maritime Safety
Committee (MSC) will require carriage of a
bridge navigational watch alarm system
(BNWAS) complying with IMO
performance standards. For existing ships,
the equipment should be installed in
connection with the first survey after the
• Existing passenger ships and ships over
3,000GT: July 1, 2012;
• Existing ships over 500GT: July 1, 2013;
• Existing ships over 150GT: July 1, 2014;
• New ships over 150GT and all new
passenger ships constructed after July 1,
2011 shall be equipped with a bridge
navigational watch alarm system.
In 2004, the Danish company introduced
a unique bridge watch alarm system called
BW-700 and with more than 600 units sold,
it certainly has been a great success for
Uni-Safe in Denmark. According to the
company, the idea of developing the BW-700
system was to make it small and easy to
install, advanced, yet easy to operate and
comfortable for the user in everyday life.
Meanwhile, the company aims to launch
a new salinometer in the fourth quarter of
2009. With the new salinometer generation,
the company asserts that it will be it possible
to increase the length of the cable between
the salinometer and the electrode unit up to
100 metres. The idea is to transfer some of
the electronic components from the
salinometer into the electrode unit.
Furthermore, both the electrode and the
cable will be less sensitive to external
elements such as transients, etcetera.
Uni-Safe Electronics celebrated its
fifteenth anniversary on December 1, 2008.
With 15 years of experience in the
industry, Uni-Safe Electronics distributes
products to more than 35 countries
worldwide and is still gaining new
customers from all over the globe.
According to the company, Uni-Safe
Electronics assigns a high priority to
providing customers with good service and
can supply to the market at short notice.
For further information contact:
Uni-Safe Electronics, Denmark.
New bridge watch alarm system -- BW-800 -- from Uni-Safe Electronics
The BW-800 from Uni-Safe Electronics offers safer "one man bridge" operations
Vinashin Shipbuilding Engineering (Visec) signs with MultiPlus Solutions
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