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Sonars & Naval Acoustics

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Sonars & Naval Acoustics

Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik is a market leader in hydroacoustic systems for naval, hydrographic and commercial applications. Our product portfolio includes sonar solutions, underwater communication systems, as well as navigation and multibeam echo sounders. Our products are developed and manufactured in Kiel, Germany and are renowned for their high reliability, robustness, and advanced technology. We are specialized in equipping new vessels with innovative products, and developing customer-specific modernization solutions. We also offer installation, logistics, and service support for all our products, and can provide product training if required. 


Founded as ELAC (Electroacustic GmbH) in 1926, our company has extended its product range constantly. Today, Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik's systems and products are installed on almost all NATO vessels, as well as on the navy vessels of most friendly nations. In addition to steady growth in the naval market, we have achieved a worldwide reputation for hydroacoustic systems for research vessels, and are an established and reliable partner for the commercial shipping industry. In 2015, ELAC Nautik became part of the Wärtsilä Corporation.

 
We develop high-end, state-of-the-art and cost-effective systems by combining our decades of experience with innovative solutions.”
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Service & Support

Installation consultancy
We offer detailed installation instructions for the optimal operation of the systems, both from our Kiel premises or at your location onsite. In particular for the installation of the transducers, our employees support you competently.

Hotline
For any technical requests, you can use our service hotline 24/7. Qualified personnel offers fast and competent support for all questions with regard to technical handling of our units and systems:
+49 431 883 388 
You can also reach us anytime by e-mail: marketing[at]elac-wartsila.de

Spares & Accessories
Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik produces all kinds of accessories for the installation and operation of active and passive transducers such as pre-amplifiers, cables, baffles or pressure hull penetrators. Most of these components can be delivered ex stock, otherwise they will be manufactured or modified according to our customers' requirements.
All products excel by their reliability, state-of-the-art technique and highly precise data acquisition.”

Training

In order to guarantee the optimal operation of the systems, Wärtsilä ELAC Nautik offers different training programmes to the customers. These take place either at the Kiel facilities or onboard a vessel.


User Course
The objective of the training is to put every participant in the position to carry out safe operation/ control and identification of faults under all operational conditions.

Onboard Maintainer Course
The objective of this training is to enable each participant to operate the system and to carry out all kinds of maintenance and repair work (except PC boards) on board.

Base Maintainer Course
The objective of this training is to enable each participant to carry out all kinds of maintenance and repair work (except PC boards) occurring in the base. Qualification: Profound knowledge in electronics.

Depot Maintainer Course
The objective of this training is to enable each participant carry out all kinds of maintenance and repair work (except PC boards) occurring in the depot. Qualification: Profound knowledge in electronics.

Shipyard Training
The objective of this training is to enable each participant to carry out all kinds of maintenance and repair work (except PC boards) occurring in the shipyard. Qualification: Profound knowledge in electronics.
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Our particular strength is the quick and flexible implementation of customer-specific requirements that cannot be fulfilled with standard systems.”

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