specialist in marine engineering announces it has been awarded a contract with SMS Towage | MJR Power and automation


MJR – headquartered in Stockton-on-Tees – announced that it has been awarded the contract for the supply and installation of its industry-leading marine automation platform – MAP-OE â„¢ – for installation on the SMS Roman tugboat.

Chosen for its user-friendly interface and redundant system architecture, MAP OE from MJRMT The alarm and monitoring package offers superior operational functionality for continuous monitoring and diagnostics, as well as MJR’s ability to provide life-saving service and support from its UK headquarters.

The contract will see MJR Power and Automation provide the complete alarm and monitoring system upgrade on the SMS Roman tugboat, including the removal of the existing system, the installation of new alarm and bridge panels with HMIs , entrance panels and alarms located in the engine room, the ship’s gangway and the chef’s cabin while retaining the existing instrumentation and sensors. Work is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of this year, including sea trials with marine classification society RINA for final approval.

Commenting on securing the contract, Paul Cairns, Managing Director of MJR Power and Automation, said: “We are delighted to have secured this contract and first order with the UK’s largest independent towing company, SMS Towage.

“After going through a competitive bidding process, MJR was able to demonstrate to SMS Towing our capabilities not only to provide a new state-of-the-art alarm and monitoring system with design, engineering and installation, but also the ability to provide after-sales service and support from our UK locations.

“This contract award follows recent upgrades and installations of MAP OE’s system.MT successfully delivered to Stena Line and PD ports and continues to build on our reputation as a go-to supplier for marine power and automation systems.

“We look forward to working with SMS Towage on this project and forging a close working relationship to support future marine energy and automation upgrade projects across their fleet. “

MAP-OE is an integrated automation platform for marine and offshore applications. A modular system, based on off-the-shelf commercial components, offering flexibility through its customizable and highly configurable architecture to meet specific application and customer requirements.

Operating for more than 25 years in the marine, offshore and energy sectors, MJR Power and Automation is a leading specialist in marine, electrical and automation engineering and provides complex projects of end to end from design, engineering and construction to installation, commissioning and global service from its head office in Teesside. The company has completed a number of recent major projects for UK and global customers including CalMac Ferries, Stena Line, Subsea 7 and PD Ports.


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