National Geographic Explorer Retrofit

This retrofit job was performed in Bremerhaven during a dry-dock stop in April 2016

Vessel Information:
Build: 1982
I/O Count: 600
Owner: National Geographic Exploration
Segment: Cruise - Passenger

This retrofit job was performed in Bremerhaven during a dry-dock stop in April 2016. Old Autronica - KM-2 alarm system were replaced with new Høglund Solutions:


  • Integrated Automation System (IAS) with Cargo Handling
  • Ship Performance Monitor (SPM)
  • GMR Playback
  • Høglund Remote Control, for remote service and support

Old Autronica alarm panel

Old alarm panel removed

Old connection terminals being replaced with S800 hardware

Old connection terminals being replaced with S800 hardware

New mounting plate for Høglund Monitors

New Høglund operation stations

New Redundant AC800 Controllers with S800 I/O modules

This was a “turn-key” contract. Høglund project and commissioning engineers arranged :

  • Approbation with Factory Acceptance Test together with DNV-GL
  • Cable Pulling
  • Installation, Re-connection and I/O check
  • Harbour Acceptance Test with DNV-GL
  • Sea Acceptance Test with DNV-GL

After the sea-trial Høglund handed over the new system with all approved certificates needed.