In order to assist VTS operators during the low visibility conditions, Wärtsilä has implemented an integrated 3D VTS module with online 3D visualization. Apart from that, Wärtsilä has launched three methods to improve the port’s efficiency.
First, the method for regulating the freight traffic based on the dynamic tidal data.
Second, the VTS risk assessment management system was introduced. Operating in a real-time mode, it would provide the operator with structured graphical information.
Third, the Port Management Information System and vessel traffic data were integrated, making it possible to significantly optimise the port navigational plan and minimise the operational time of vessels.
In December 2015, Wärtsilä successfully passed the Provisional System Acceptance Tests (SAT) for the Tianjin port; the commissioning of the Tianjin’s VTS was completed in Dec 2016.
As a result, the total area covered by Wärtsilä VTS by Transas in Tianjin reached 460 square kilometres.
Wärtsilä also delivered 9 radar stations to the Tianjin port.