SCISYS is pleased to announce that it has received a contract extension from the Royal National Lifeboat Institution (RNLI).
SCISYS was originally contracted to supply the System and Information Management (SIMS) system for the first 11 vessels in their latest class of lifeboat, the Shannon. This extension adds a further 12 boats to the original contract, to be supplied over two years, starting in Q4 2014.
SIMS allows RNLI volunteer crew members to monitor and operate the lifeboat's navigation, communication, machinery and systems from the safety of their seats. The RNLI plans to add in excess of 50 Shannons to the charity's lifeboat fleet - so far five Shannon all-weather lifeboats have been built, with three in active service at RNLI stations in Lowestoft,
Dungeness and Exmouth.
Dave Gawthorpe, SCISYS Divisional Director said: "Securing the contract for the next 12 Shannon lifeboats is important as it further establishes the SCISYS position in the marine electronics integration market. Our innovative approach to supplying marine electronics integration systems is attracting a lot of interest in both the civilian and defence marine sectors."
Klaus Heidrich, CEO of SCISYS added: "The RNLI SIMS contract is a good example of SCISYS working in partnership with a customer to bring value at the core of their business. The Shannon class lifeboat is hailed as a step change in lifeboating and SCISYS is proud to be part of such a high profile and successful programme."