Upgrading propulsion remote control systems helps to ensure vessels and rigs are reliable, safe and competitive in their marketplace.
Rolls-Royce has supplied remote controls for propellers and thrusters since the 1970s. We support these products through their lifecycles with upgrades that bring benefits to our customers from the latest developments in technology.
Customers operating old remote control systems are able to update their equipment with the latest system, Helicon-X3, which can be used on different types of vessels or rigs.
The Helicon-X3 manoeuvring station is comprised of a lever and touch screen. As a minimum, manoeuvring stations are usually located on the bridge or pilot house and in the engine control room, but up to 6 manoeuvring stations and additional access screens can be supplied to suit customer requirements.
The new system is a compact design with key functions integrated into the ergonomic lever. The modern touch screen interface allows operators to access and control multiple thruster installations on a single screen.