Innovative ship automation, navigation and electric propulsion
Praxis Automation Technology, founded in 1965 in The Netherlands, began with manufacturing and supplying alarm and monitoring systems for sea going vessels. During the years, our experience combined with extensive research, enabled the company to offer complete solutions in the ship automation, navigation and electric propulsion equipment field. Today we manufacture and supply the second generation of the “Mega-Guard” Ship automation, Navigation and Electric propulsion system.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) has taken delivery and operationalized Singapore’s first hybrid-electric patrol boat with Bureau Veritas’ “Electric Hybrid” notation. Christened “MPA Guardian”, the patrol and emergency response craft was built by Singapore-based Penguin Shipyard International (Penguin) and designed by Southampton-based BMT, with power and control systems supplied by Praxis as part of the latter’s new electric propulsion product line.
MPA Guardian is a 34.5m multi-role command boat, with bespoke surveillance, search-and-rescue and firefighting capabilities. She is designed for patrolling duties within the port of Singapore and for quick response to marine incidents outside the port.