On 18th February 2016, Factory Acceptance Testing was carried out by Client and Class (DnV GL) of a state of the art replacement generator and vessel power management system for Condor Ferries high speed car and passenger ferry “Condor Rapide”. With space for 741 guests and 175 cars, Condor Rapide provides high speed services between the Channel Islands of Jersey and Guernsey and St Malo, France.

As a testament to the experience, skills and professionalism of the MJR Power & Automation engineering team, this highly sophisticated fully automatic system passed FAT with flying colours and without a single comment from the DnV GL survey team. The system will be installed and commissioned later in the year by MJR Power & Automation’s installation and commissioning engineers and is part of Condor Ferries ongoing fleet investment programme to ensure that their vessels are equipped with the latest technology to ensure fast, reliable and safe operations.

Condor Rapide PMS

The system includes comprehensive generator protection and engine safety systems; blackout prevention; load dependent starting/stopping; synchronising and load sharing; auto, semi auto and manual modes; priority start; electronic governor control; isochronous operation and kVAR load sharing via active AVR control; non essential load shedding; tie breaker control and enables fully automatic operation of the vessel power plant in all conditions.

MJR Power & Automation provides a full range of Electrical Power & Automation retrofit and new build solutions for all types of commercial, passenger, offshore and special purpose vessels including Power Management Systems; Propulsion Control; Bilge, Ballast & Cargo Pumping Systems; HVAC; Bridge & Navigation Equipment and control of Auxiliary Machinery Systems.

MJR Power & Automation and Condor Ferries continue to enjoy a successful long term working relationship and MJR Power & Automation is very proud to be selected as Condor Ferries preferred supplier for Marine Electrical Power & Automation Systems & Services.