Canadian Navy’s new oiler receives CCTV system

Shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada has received a new large network IP CCTV system for installation aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship.

The system was delivered by Aberdeen, UK-based Kongsberg Maritime camera systems group.

The digital IP CCTV system was delivered following a factory acceptance test (FAT), which took place in November 2016. The system includes marine cameras, video management software (VMS), ruggedised central control rack server/storage, operator workstations, distributed Power over Ethernet (PoE) network switches and Uninterrupted Power Supply (UPS).

Project Resolve is a Canadian undertaking to develop an interim fleet supply vessel for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). It consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis, Canada, in October 2015, into an auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) ship in order to support the operations of the Royal Canadian Navy.

The conversion is expected to be completed and the ship active in service during 2017.

Project Resolve was initiated as previous plans to replace Canadian aging oilers included a failed Joint Support Ship plan from 2008 and the Queenston-class multi-role vessels are not expected to join the Navy before 2020-2021.

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