Full Furuno Nav/Com package including latest FAR radar
Radio Holland Netherlands has received an order for a full Nav/Com package for six vessels being built at Royal Bodewes in Hoogezand, highlighting longstanding relationships, both with Royal Bodewes and manufacturer Furuno.
Theunis Eelkema, Sales Manager Services North, comments: “This is a great order for Radio Holland and it also shows the demand for Furuno’s new FAR-22×8/23×8 series radar, which was launched by Radio Holland at the Europort exhibition in November.”
The FURUNO FAR-22×8/23×8 series is characterised by its state-of-the-art antenna design and innovative signal processing techniques. Radio Holland will install the new FAR radar, together with 26” screens, on all six of the new vessels, which are being built at Royal Bodewes. The NavCom packages to be provided comprise a variety of Furuno equipment (a.o. radars, ECDIS, echosounder, speedlog, AIS, DGPS, MF/HF, VHF DSC, BNWAS, Inmarsat-C) supplemented by a complete package of navigation and safety equipment of other renowned manufacturers.
Eureka cement carriers
Three of the vessels are dedicated cement carriers, each of 89.99 mtr long and 2999 GT. The trio will be delivered to Eureka, which is part of SMT Shipping, during 2019. Radio Holland also provided a NavCom and VSAT package for two previous Eureka ships in 2016.