Client: C&W Industrial for Ocean Choice International
Status: completed


Pennecon Technical Services’ Controls and Automation team designs and fabricates custom industrial control and power panels that are quality tested, guaranteed, and CSA certified. From our manufacturing and service locations in St. John’s, NL and Fredericton, NB (The Panel Shop), we offer a variety of controls and automation solutions and services to clients spanning across North America. Supported by our industry partners, we have the ability to offer turnkey design-builds using various manufacturers and automation platforms.

Our Controls and Automation group completed an automation scope in conjunction with C&W Industrial onboard the M.V. Calvert which is a state of the art, green class offshore groundfish vessel owned by Ocean Choice International. This scope included:

Design and Commissioning of a factory conveyor control system which entailed:

o   Design and Fabrication of all required PLC control panels

o   PLC Programming and graphical interface development.

o   Integration of the conveyor control system into other shipboard systems

o   Provision of Technical Support and Commissioning


Whilst the main scope onboard the M.V. Calvert was focused on Controls and Automation, PTS Electrical, Mechanical and Power Systems groups also played a role which included;

  • Preforming preventative maintenance (Thermography Scans, Vibration analysis)
  • Provision of Power Systems Support for Sea Trials
  • Onboard Electrical and Mechanical Maintenance and Technical Support.
  • In House overhauls on motors/rotating equipment


We thank Ocean Choice International along with C&W Industrial for this opportunity. We look forward to the next project together!