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MV ‘SPIRIT OF TASMANIA’

Specialist electrical design

MV – Spirit of Tasmania

Norton Consultants were engaged as specialist consultants by Taylor Bros Pty Ltd of Hobart, Tasmania, to design and to document the aft extension of Deck 8 to house additional aircraft-style seating for the passenger/car ferries MV ‘Spirit of Tasmania I’ and MV ‘Spirit of Tasmania II’ sailing regularly between Melbourne, Victoria, and Devonport, Tasmania. Norton Consultants were also engaged to design and document the installation of additional crew accomododation on Deck 10 of MV ‘Spirit of Tasmania III’ before it entered service.

Services provided by Norton Consultants for these projects included design and documentation of all electrical power and lighting, public address and fire detection systems and integration of these systems into the existing systems on these vessels.  All parts of the installation, including transformer and distribution board selection, were required to conform to ABS (American Bureau of Shipping) requirements.