Kongsberg Opens New Mexican Service Hub

(Press Release)
Friday, September 09, 2011

Kongsberg Maritime Mexico S.A. DE C.V., became fully operational out of its new facility in the city of Veracruz this summer. As an extension to Kongsberg Maritime’s worldwide service network, the new service hub will offer service and support to DP vessels and merchant ships with Kongsberg Maritime navigation, automation and control systems on board.
Kongsberg Maritime Mexico was formally established in January 2011. Kongsberg Maritime New Orleans supported the planning and setup for its operational start this summer. The operation in Mexico currently has five employees, including three field engineers, who will continue to work closely with Kongsberg Maritime’s established service team in New Orleans.
“The strategic decision to open a wholly owned Mexican subsidiary was taken based on the service requirements of our customers operating in the region,” says Lars Kristian Moen, EVP Global Customer Support. “In addition to supporting the Mexican offshore industry, there are a large number of merchant vessels sailing through the region with Kongsberg Maritime systems on board. By establishing a Mexican service facility with a full stock of spares, we are better positioned to serve all of these vessels with fast acting, high quality service from a local hub.”
Kongsberg Maritime already supports several state-of-the-art semi-submersibles with ‘Full Picture’ Integrated Automation Systems in the region, including Groupo R’s new semi-submersible Centenario built at Jurong Shipyard and Seadrill’s West Pegasus, commissioned at the same yard. The PEMEX owned Chemul accommodation unit also operates in Mexico with Kongsberg Maritime systems on board. This is in addition to a large number of OSV and AHTS vessels with Kongsberg Maritime Dynamic Positioning systems that can now be supported from Veracruz.
“The Mexican authorities seem to be ready to invest and open up for foreign oil companies to take part, especially in the deep water offshore exploration so having a service centre in this region will be a key differentiator for Kongsberg
 

Maritime Reporter October 2014 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

People & Company News

World’s Largest Boxship is DNV GL classed

CSCL Globe, the world’s largest containership and the first of a series of five 19,100 TEU containerships ordered by China Shipping Container Lines (CSCL) in 2013,

New Players in Singapore Markets in OW's Absence

The downfall of a leading marine fuel supplier that prompted sellers to tighten credit terms in Singapore is skewing the post-OW Bunker jostle for market share

Japan Military Wants China "Crisis Management" Pact

Japan's highest-ranking military officer on Friday urged an early start to a "crisis management" mechanism with China amid conflicting claims to a group of tiny East China Sea islands.

Marine Electronics

From Security to Efficiency Modern Vessel Tracking

More so than many other fields of business, the maritime industry is focused on cost, which in turn gives the appearance of being conservative towards technology.

New Hamburg Süd Ships to Feature Nacos Platinum Systems

L-3 SAM Electronics has announced  that, via its L-3 Marine Systems Korea subsidiary, it has been awarded a contract to provide its NACOS Platinum navigation, automation and control system,

Reach Bags Technip ROV Work

Reach Subsea has secured a deal worth up to $10.3 million with Technip to provide remote-operated vehicle services on a newbuild subsea construction vessel to be supplied by Eidesvik Offshore.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Security Maritime Standards Naval Architecture Offshore Oil Pipelines Port Authority Ship Electronics Ship Repair Ship Simulators
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | terms and conditions | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.1406 sec (7 req/sec)