Furetank, located on the Swedish island of Donsö, has used EMRI autopilots for a number of ships in the past. Now, with a new range of ships coming up, Furetank looks to EMRI again for an autopilot that is perfect for navigating through the narrow seaways of the Nordic countries, characterised by the archipelago, and the challenging coastlines around the entire North European countries
Herlev, July 10 2017 – Furetank is about to take delivery of their newest generation of environment friendly product and chemical tankers, which are intended to sail in the waters surrounding Sweden. Especially the archipelagos are difficult to navigate through but as Furetank has experienced, the EMRI autopilots can do the job together with a good ECDIS voyage planning. Per-Anders Höglund, Chief Security Officer at Furetank, says:
“From what we have gotten of feedback from our people on the bridges, we can tell that the EMRI autopilot is both a reliable auto- and track pilot in tight spots, and due to EMRI’s history of reducing ships’ oil consumption, it only aided to the choice of their autopilot for this generation of eco-friendly tankers”
The system around the autopilot
Besides the autopilot, Furetank’s new fleet will receive its Remote-Control System from EMRI. This entails the central steering wheel on the bridge, the mini wheels for the wings, the Non-Follow-Up system and lever, mode selectors, displays, as well as physical rudder angle indicators to be mounted directly on the rudder. Furetank has made an active choice in selecting EMRI as the provider due to experiences with earlier ships, and the long history between the two companies continues to grow longer each year.
EMRI – Electronic & Marine Research Industries:
EMRI is a Danish technology company in the maritime sector, founded in 1972. EMRI has been the world leader in the development of analogue steering and rudder control systems for improving ships’ steering capabilities and thus a significant reduction of oil consumption onboard. For more than 45 years, EMRI has delivered autopilots, joystick / DP systems, complete steering control systems and much more to all types of ships in the maritime industry.