L-3 Valmarine has received an order from Hurtigruten ASA for the retrofit of a navigation system and bridge consoles on its coastal ship, "MS Nordlys".

Hurtigruten has selected the advanced network based NACOS Platinum series of navigation system from SAM Electronics. The NACOS Platinum integrates Radar, ECDIS, Conning, Tracksteering and Speedcontrol functions which can be controlled from multi-functional workstations. The system on "MS Nordlys" consists of 6 Multipilot Platinum workstations and one ECDIS planning station. The upgrade will be completed in March 2012. Navigation console modification and installation is carried out in close cooperation with ELPRO, Norway.

NACOS Platinum is the newest generation of integrated navigation systems to be used aboard the Hurtigruten ships. Earlier NACOS models were provided in 1993 for MS "Richard With" followed by "Nordkapp" and "Nordnorge" in 1996 and 1997 and then "Trollfjord", "Finnmarken" and "Midnattsol" in 2002 and 2003 and "Fram" built in 2007. In addition to this, we have completed retrofits on "Lofoten", "Vesterålen", "Nordstjernen" and "Kong Harald".

Navigating in the Norwegian coastal waters is a challenging task and we believe that our own high demands for radar performance and navigation functionality will keep L-3 Valmarine as a preferred supplier of integrated navigation systems to Hurtigruten ASA.

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We take great pride in inviting our customers to L-3 Valmarine's Platinum Open day in the refreshing and rejuvenated city of Drammen. This is a significant happening as we're tempting you with the opportunity to view the worlds first fully integrated bridge and IAS solution on display at our main factory for two days only during March.

NACOS Platinum is already adopted as the de facto standard navigation system by owners and prestigious ship yards. VALMATIC Platinum launched during 2011 is equally rated as the new generation Integrated Automation System by leading ship owners worldwide demanding multi­functional operating parameters.

If you believe in the operational advantages such an integrated option may bring to your fleet please do not hesitate to contact us for more information, or download the invitation here.

We are looking forward to seeing you on March 21. or March 22. Choose your day of preference and sign up by e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. within February 22.

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