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  • Praxis Automation Technology has successfully commissioned a DP2 vessel in the Middle East using the ShipView ship to shore connection

    Published on 8 September 2020

    Praxis Automation Technology has succeeded in commissioning a DP2 system in Middle East via a remote commissioning link with the Singapore and Netherlands offices. This was mainly performed in view of travel restrictions by the Covid-19 pandemic and nevertheless assisting the customers swiftly in getting the vessel into operation.

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  • Praxis Automation Technology obtains a refit automation contract for Jan De Nul Group’s Trailing Suction Hopper Dredger “Gerardus Mercator”

    Published on 22 July 2020

    Praxis Automation Technology has recently received an order from the dredging company Jan De Nul Group to install a complete new Vessel Management System as part of a midlife upgrade package for this vessel.

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  • Ro-Ro Ferry FINBO CARGO successfully refitted with Praxis Automation Technology Digital Engine Control System

    Published on 16 July 2020

    Praxis recently installed four Engine Control Systems (ECS) which have been successfully commissioned for customer Eckerö Line International. The ECS system for Wärtsilä W38 engines were refitted onboard their Ro-Ro Ferry FINBO CARGO.

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  • Praxis Automation Technology delivered 100th Monitoring & Control system for VDL AEC Maritime Exhaust Gas Cleaning System

    Published on 13 July 2020

    Praxis Automation Technology and VDL AEC Maritime have designed a Monitoring & Control system for the VDL AEC Maritime Exhaust Gas Cleaning System, also known as exhaust gas ‘scrubber’. 

    By combining strengths, knowledge and years of experience the two companies have developed a state-of-the-art solution which in the meantime has been installed in 100 vessels.

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  • Praxis Automation Technology introduces refit solution for Digital Engine Control System

    Published on 9 July 2020

    Praxis Automation Technology and MSA-Service have co-designed an optimized refit solution for a digital Engine Control Systems (ECS). By combining resources, knowledge and years of experience the two companies have developed an ideal solution to refit and upgrade the Engine Control System for several Wärtsilä W38 engine types (i.e. 6L38, 8L38, 9L38, 12V38, 18V38).

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  • Mini-Guard retires at Praxis Automation after 35 years of loyal service

    Published on 8 July 2020

    This is the very last Mini-Guard we have taken into production. The first installation dates back to 1985. Since then 20.000 units have been produced and installed on various type of vessels. We salute the Praxis’ Mini Guard for these 35 years of loyal service and wish her a well-deserved retirement.

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  • Important Notification: Influence COVID-19 on Praxis operations

    Published on 7 April 2020

    Dear customer, 

    We’d like to inform you about the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak has on our operations. Over the past two to three weeks, Praxis Automation Technology has taken various measures to minimize the risk of infection in the workplace of our employees. These preventive measures have ensured a steady supply chain of our products. We are currently not facing any issues with our deliveries and commitments. We also don’t expect any such issues on short notice.

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  • New generation yacht-line panel PC available at Praxis Automation Technology

    Published on 7 April 2020

    The new marine-grade Mega-Guard panel PC is a high performance Intel®Dual Core Pentium i5/i7 platform with touch screen operation. Front panel control brightness for bridge application is also included. The panel PC is easy to connect to the bridge power distribution system becasue it is 24VDC powered – just like all Praxis marine electronics products. The panel PC is ideal for Mega-Guard Integrated Bridge System and Vessel Management System console applications.

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  • Praxis Automation Technology awarded contract for automation refit Netherlands Navy “Pelikaan” by Alewijnse Marine

    Published on 3 April 2020

    Praxis Automation Technology is pleased to announce that it recently has been awarded a contract by Alewijnse Marine for the automation system refit onboard Royal Netherlands Navy “Pelikaan”.

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  • Praxis Automation onboard Polish Navy Tug BOLKO

    Published on 2 March 2020

    We salute The Polish navy for taking delivery of the first multi-role tug called “Bolko” and thank Remontowa Shipyard for selecting Praxis Automation as their Vessel Management System supplier for this Project.

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  • Praxis Awarded Contract for Automation Refit “Barend Biesheuvel”

    Published on 26 February 2020

    Praxis Automation Technology is pleased to announce that it recently has been awarded a contract by Maritiem Elektro Zeeland for the automation system refit onboard Dutch Coast Guard vessel “Barend Biesheuvel”.

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  • Arksen & Praxis Pioneer Hybrid Propulsion System For 70-100ft Explorer Yachts

    Published on 22 January 2020

    Arksen has partnered with Praxis Automation Technology to develop the hybrid propulsion systems and vessel management systems for their 20-30m range of explorer yachts. The Netherlands-based technology company develops, manufactures and delivers innovative ship automation, navigation and electric propulsion equipment for all types of vessels and shares many common goals with Arksen, notably the joint desire to design and build a more sustainable and environmental conscious ocean going vessel.

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  • DP Training Experience at Praxis Automation Technology B.V.

    Published on 17 December 2019

    After working at Praxis for just a few short months as assistant automation engineer, I realised I felt the pride that I had never felt when in the army. To begin with I was afraid that my knowledge and skills were not up to standard, or had become rusty. I need not have worried; Praxis gave me so many opportunities to learn. I continually experienced challenges that forced me to counter difficulties in technical and innovative ways. I regained my confidence and found the drive to succeed in my career. 
     

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  • Major Control Systems order for 12 new-build LNG fueled platform supply vessels (PSV)

    Published on 9 December 2019

    Praxis Automation Technology has recently received an order for propulsion control systems and joystick control steering systems for 12 new-build LNG fueled platform supply vessels. The ships are being built for China Oilfield Services Co Ltd (COSL) at the Wuchang Shipbuilding Heavy Industry yard and the Liaonan Shipyard in China. 

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  • Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services has contracted Praxis to retrofit 14 ships with DP Systems Class 2

    Published on 18 June 2019

    Rawabi Vallianz Offshore Services has contracted Praxis Automation Technology to deliver a complete solution of its Dynamic Positioning System onboard their fleet of Offshore Supply Vessels operating out of Saudi Arabia. The contract includes the retrofit of 14 ships with a Praxis Automation Class 2 Dynamic Positioning (DP) system, including the integration to the ship’s power distribution system and control systems.

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  • Praxis Automation Technology signs contract for Dutch Maritime Pilot’s Association L-class tender

    Published on 29 May 2019

    Praxis Automation Technology has been awarded the contract to supply a complete vessel automation system for the latest Lynx class pilot tender of the Dutch Maritime Pilot’s Association (Loodswezen). The tender is currently under construction at Next Generation Shipyards in Lauwersoog, The Netherlands. The tender scheduled for delivery in March 2020 is the first in a series of three vessels. 

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  • Technology Demonstrator “Mega-Guard Electric” rolled out at Naval Yachts

    Published on 2 April 2019

    Praxis Automation Technology demonstrator “Mega-Guard Electric”, which is under construction at Naval Yachts Antalya, rolled out the factory on March 21st, 2019. The 18-meter explorer yacht with a range of 4000 NM is intended as technology demonstrator for Praxis Automation’s new Hybrid GreenPropulsion concept.

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  • Vessel Management System supply contract with Nobiskrug shipyard signed

    Published on 2 April 2019

    Praxis Automation Technology has recently received an order from Nobiskrug shipyard to supply Vessel Management Systems (VMS) for further superyachts ranging from 60-80 meters length. The contract for the Vessel Management System includes design and equipment delivery of all engine room monitoring and control systems onboard the three Yachts. The VMS system is based on the Praxis Mega Guard E-series product line.

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  • Refit for Diving Support Vessel Rever Polaris

    Published on 18 February 2019

    Praxis Automation Technology has at the end of last year received an order from Rever Offshore to install a complete new Vessel Management System as part of a midlife upgrade package for the engine room and diesel engine controller automation and control systems.

    The contract for the Vessel Management System includes design and equipment delivery of all engine room monitoring and control systems onboard the vessel.

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  • WEG and PRAXIS sign MoU to support Damen Saab BID for the Brazilian Navy

    Published on 17 December 2018

    WEG and PRAXIS sign MoU to support Damen Saab BID for the Brazilian Navy

    On December 13th, Brazilian company WEG Electric Equipment and Dutch company Praxis Automation Technology, both leading companies within their respective fields, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to support the bid of Damen Shipyards Group and Saab for the construction of four corvettes for the Brazilian Navy. For the Tamandaré class corvettes bid, Praxis and WEG will be partners for the supply of the complete Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS).

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  • Jurjen Jobse wins prize for research into fatigue in shipping

    Published on 27 November 2018

    Jurjen Jobse wins prize for research into fatigue in shipping
     

    Jurjen Jobse, employee of Praxis Automation Technology B.V., studied Maritime Officer at the Hogeschool van Amsterdam. During one of his traineeships at Maersk he studied the fatigue phenomenon, a form of fatigue caused by excessive exertion. The resulting concentration problems are dangerous for safety and navigation on board ships.

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  • New Managing Director for Praxis Automation Technology B.V.

    Published on 19 October 2018

    New Managing Director for Praxis Automation Technology B.V.

    ​Mr. Terry van Velzen will be appointed as the Managing Director at Praxis Automation Technology BV in Leiderdorp, The Netherlands, effective from 1 November 2018.
    After completing his study as an aeronautical engineer, he fulfilled various management and executive positions with technology companies in the aircraft- and shipbuilding industry, such as Fokker Aircraft, Imtech Marine and most recently by BMA Technology, he will continue his career at Praxis Automation Technology BV.
    Terry van Velzen will succeed co-founder Mr. Sjors van Ruiten in this position who will remain involved in the company as Chairman with strong focus on innovation and product development.
    Praxis Automation Technology will, under Terry van Velzen’s responsibility, further expand and develop as a Global Product supplier for the shipbuilding industry with a focus on customer relations and business development.

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