Marine Control System for The Spirit of Chartwell

Marine Control System for The Spirit of Chartwell

In June 2012, the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II was celebrated, and the focus of the festivities was the Thames Diamond Jubilee River Pageant – the largest collection of vessels to ever be assembled on the River Thames and the biggest parade of boats in history.

Although more than 1,000 different vessels participated in the flotilla, the centre of attention was the royal barge, which carried the Queen, the Duke of Edinburgh and other members of the Royal Family (including the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and Prince Harry).

Clearly, it has to be a very special vessel that is selected for such an honour. And, in late 2011, the organisers of the pageant chose The Spirit of Chartwell, a luxurious hotel barge owned and operated by the Magna Carta Steamship company.

Constant, reliable controllable power is, of course, a necessity. ComAp engine management systems therefore monitor and control the power and propulsion systems. And ComAp standby generation solutions guarantee that emergency power is always available – and critical navigational systems keep on functioning.

Components include a high-end ComAp Gen-Set controller (InteliGen NT Marine running a MINT 2.4 software), a ComAp voltage regulator interface module (IG-AVRi Marine), and ComAp power management dongles for enabling automatic synchronisation and load sharing (IGS-NT-LSM+PMS), all of which were supplied and commissioned by IPU Group, ComAp distributor for UK and Ireland.

Source of pictures from  the Diamond Jubilee of Queen Elizabeth II event: www.thamesdiamondjubileepageant.org

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