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BOURBON, Kongsberg Partner on Digitalization

May 31, 2017

BOURBON and Kongsberg Maritime will execute joint projects under a new partnership agreement to develop new ways of efficient operations in the offshore services industry, with a focus on digital solutions for connected and autonomous vessels.

The two companies have expanded their strategic partnership, signing a collaborative development agreement digitalization and autonomous vessel operation.

The two companies will partner on projects to explore and implement technical and digital solutions to improve safety and optimize cost of operations, with a fast time-to market.

Kongsberg will enable BOURBON to efficiently gain access to high quality aggregated data from the vessels and develop new ways of operating the vessels. BOURBON will enable Kongsberg to better understand client operations and get access to a wide range of data from its fleet, from communication, to cyber security, storage and management of vessel data. 

“A major transformation is underway in the oil and gas industry. Having entered the new digital era, our customers are asking us for more services at optimized cost,” said Gael Bodénès, Chief Operating Officer of BOURBON Corporation. “This partnership with Kongsberg will result in innovative solutions allowing us to answer these customer needs.”

“Digitalization is vital to achieving greater efficiencies on board single vessels and entire fleets,” said Stene Førsund, EVP Global Sales and Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime.“By working closely with leading offshore marine companies like Bourbon, we can ensure our solutions meet the data needs of the industry today, while building a foundation for greater vessel autonomy in the future.”

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