Zenitel ensures safety on board Norway`s busiest ferries

Zenitel ensures safety on board Norway`s busiest ferries
Zenitel, an international provider of critical communication solutions, have delivered safety communications and entertainment equipment as part of Norway`s largest ferry contract.

In 2014, Bastø Fosen won the contract to continue to operate Norway`s busiest inland ferry route, between Moss and Horten, until 2026. As part of the agreement, three new ferries were built to serve this vital transport route. Zenitel is proud to have delivered communication and entertainment systems to all of the new vessels.

The inland ferry link also forms part of the national road network, Riksvei 19, acting as a highway across the Oslo fjord. In 2013 over 1.3 million vehicles and 1.6 million foot passengers used the ferry service. Many of Zenitel`s own employees use the ferry as part of their daily commute to the company`s operational head office in Horten.

Zenitel CEO Kenneth Dåstøl commented, "Zenitel is a global company with a long, proud history in the maritime market. The new Bastø Fosen ferries are a great representation of how we like to work as a company. We were a part of the construction through our partners in Turkey, and we are located right next to where the ferries are operating. Working like this allows us to deliver the professional technical follow- up we are known for." He went on to explain, "These new ferries represent innovation in the maritime market, something we can strongly relate to. The new design reduces the time it takes to load and unload vehicles and passengers. Modern engines and design have made the vessels more fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. Thanks to over 70 years of innovation, we too are able to contribute by providing flexible, reliable and advanced Maritime communication systems"

The communication systems from Zenitel ensures that safety instructions and other information can be heard clearly and understood by all onboard.


Øyvind Lund, Administration Director at Bastø Fosen, recognized the importance of having trusted and reliable communication systems onboard, "Passenger safety and the safety of our crew is of paramount importance. The communication systems from Zenitel ensures that safety instructions and other information can be heard clearly and understood by all onboard. In addition, the captain can communicate easily with the rest of the crew from the bridge. Thanks to technology such as active noise cancellation, even when he is communicating with his colleagues working in the noisy environment of the engine room, he can hear, be heard and be understood"

The three new ferries were built in Turkey and designed by Multi Maritime in Førde, Norway. Zenitel were represented in Turkey by their local partner, Elektro-Deniz. Part of the terms of the agreement between Bastø Fosen and the Norwegian Public Roads Administration stipulated that NOx emissions must be in-line with international regulations. Thanks to design innovations, Bastø Fosen have calculated that NOx emissions have been reduced by over 80% when compared to the previous ferry design. In addition, fuel usage has been reduced by 25-30% thanks to energy efficient diesel motors and a newly developed hull shape.


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