Maersk Line to retrofit containership fleet with Danelec Marine VDRs
Launched last year, the DM100 VDR and S-VDR incorporate the company’s SoftWare Advanced Protection (SWAP) technology for shipboard service, and VDRConnect, which enables selective remote download of VDR datasets from shoreside offices.
“The fleet retrofit programme will take advantage of our newly developed conversion kits, which we designed to facilitate replacement of older models of VDRs and S-VDRs,” said Hans Ottosen, CEO of Danelec Marine.
“Some of these older products are 10 or more years old and are nearing the end of their service life. With the Danelec solid, safe and simple solution, Maersk is upgrading its ships to the latest state-of-the-art VDR technology meeting the new IMO standard.”
Mr Ottosen said that work had already begun on the retrofit operation, with the project expected to be completed in 2016.