Ships Electronic Services Ltd

  1. New Condor Cross Channel Ferry
    2 February 2017

    Ships Electronic Services (SES) has won the contract to supply and install the communications equipment on the new Condor multihull high speed ferry which will operate between Poole and the Channel Islands. At 102 metres the new ferry will be the largest multihull in the Condor fleet and is scheduled to commence operations from Poole on March 27th 2015.

    The central installation will be the Sea Tel 4009 Mk3 VSAT system by Cobham SATCOM which provides broadband voice and data on Ku-Band. The Sea Tel 4009 has been selected for its advanced technology which isolates the antenna from the ships motion however extreme the weather conditions. The system adjusts at a rate as fast as 90 degrees per second which helps to keep it connected to the satellite even in rough weather when the vessel could be travelling at up to 40 knots across an unpredictable English Channel. SES will supply and carry out the VSAT installation along with a Sailor RT6222 VHF which is also by Cobham.

    Managing Director of SES, Stephen Roper said, “We have a good working relationship with Condor having worked on several of their other high-speed vessels so we are particularly pleased to be installing the central communications systems on this latest ship in the fleet. This superb new vessel is at the fore of long range ferry technology and travelling at very high speeds means its communications need to be robust and reliable, which is why the Sea Tel system has been selected. The SES team based at our Poole facility are on hand to provide a quick and efficient installation to get the Ferry into service ready for its planned inaugural crossing at the end of March.”

    SES is one of the UK’s most respected marine electronics supply, service and installation companies specialising in communication, navigation and on-board entertainment for the Commercial, Military and Leisure markets.

  2. Another Major Military Contract for SES
    2 February 2017

    Ships Electronic Services (SES), an industry leader in the supply installation and maintenance of maritime electronics, has won a substantial contract from Finmeccanica – Selex ES to supply a comprehensive PA & General Alarm system to each of the four Royal Fleet Auxiliary (RFA) Military Afloat Reach & Sustainability (MARS) tankers currently under construction by Daewoo Shipbuilding in South Korea. The contract, which covers a comprehensive integrated PA system, is part of a wide range of communication equipment ordered from Finmeccanica – Selex ES.

    The MARS communication systems will be similar to that supplied by Finmeccanica – Selex ES to the Royal Navy's Type 45 Destroyers. SES also worked on the Type 45 Destroyer project providing the company with invaluable experience in technical military installation requirements which has helped to develop the specific requirements for the MARS vessels.

    The equipment which will be supplied by SES has been selected as the new Zenitel (Vingtor) EXIGO PA/GA system. EXIGO PA system provides the capabilities of handling all kinds of messages and alarms, sent to the EXIGO system. Alarms can be triggered by external alarm systems, alarm panels and manual MOB switches located around the vessel. The system is broken down into two 19 inch racks each with thirteen 200 watt amplifiers to cover 5 zones over 12 decks.

    SES and Zenitel have a long history of co-operation in the supply of internal communications systems to the marine industry with recent projects including UK HMS Enterprise and the two recent CalMac Hybrid Ferries built at Ferguson Shipbuilders of Port Glasgow.

    According to Finmeccanica – Selex ES, the MARS communications system has been designed to make optimal use of commercial and military systems already proven on other defense programs, with a number of systems deployed on the RN Type 45 Destroyer to be adapted cost-effectively to meet the needs of the MARS tankers.

    SES is an ISO 9001 company based at 8 locations around the UK coastline with a team of highly experienced engineers providing a 24/7 service. The company has achieved approvals in several categories of Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register certification.

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