Vessel Traffic Service (VTS) solution will be supplied to Calais and Boulogne that are two of the major ports of France by the technology group Wärtsilä.
The Wärtsilä VTS will be responsible for the management of vessel traffic of these busy ports so as to deliver better efficiency in operation and safety. Région Hauts-de-France, the government entity responsible for the tender, placed this order in October, 2019 with Wärtsilä.
Planning and traffic monitoring is optimized by the system in order to bring down vessels waiting time and allow for just in time pilotage.
“Wärtsilä’s Smart Marine Ecosystem approach utilises connectivity and the latest digital technology to raise the efficiency and safety levels of not only individual ships and complete fleets, but also port operations as well. The VTS solution is a central part of this approach, which delivers tangible benefits to all the various stakeholders,” says Dmitry Rostopshin, General manager, Ship Traffic Control Solutions, Wärtsilä Marine.
A VTS simulator will also be supplied by Wärtsilä for the training of the staff at port. Calais will be the first port that will have it’s own advanced installed VTS stimulator in France. This project also comprises the delivery of two solid state IALA Advanced radars that will be a combined with the present radars of port and seven seven operator workshops.
The Wärtsilä VTS software has a broad range functions. The solution is modular, scalable, and can also be upgraded in the future.