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Kongsberg Maritime Tech Opens in St. Petersburg

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The office of the new wholly owned Kongsberg Maritime Company, Kongsberg Maritime Tech LLC was officially opened in St. Petersburg, Russia on 23rd March 2010. The new Kongsberg Maritime company has been established to further strengthen Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training's technology and the 15 strong team will have a special focus on advanced simulation technologies, development and hydrodynamic modeling. Kongsberg Maritime Simulation & Training already has close simulator development ties with the team in St.

Kongsberg Maritime Restructures

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Kongsberg Contracted to Support FLNG Conversion

CG drawing of the Golar Hilli after conversion (Image courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime)

Keppel Shipyard in Singapore and Black & Veatch in the U.S. have awarded Kongsberg Maritime an order for the delivery of an electrical package and safety and automation system for Golar LNG’s conversion of the ex-LNG Carrier Golar Hilli to an FLNG (Floating Liquefied Natural Gas production unit). Kongsberg Maritime’s technology will be the backbone of the Integrated Control and Safety System (ICSS) for the new FLNG. In addition to automation and control products, Kongsberg Maritime…

Kongsberg Opens New Mexican Service Hub

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.

Kongsberg, Siemens Partnership to Deliver VFD

From left to right Frode Kaland, VP Procurement, Kongsberg Maritime, and Roar S√łvik, Director Marketing  Head of Process Industries and Drives Division, Siemen

SMM 2016, Hamburg, 8 September 2016, Hall B6 Stand 104 ‚Äď Kongsberg Maritime and Siemens have signed a partnership agreement based on delivery of components on Variable Frequency Drives systems for offshore and maritime vessels. Siemens has been chosen as a partner for Kongsberg Maritime due to the synergies between both companies in terms of their complementary world class product and technology portfolios. The partnership strengthens Kongsberg Maritime‚Äôs ‚ÄėEnergy Solutions‚Äô and ‚ÄėIntegrated‚Äô vessel concept strategies‚Ķ

New EVP for Kongsberg Maritime Subsea Division

Bjørn Jalving has been appointed as Executive Vice President of Kongsberg Maritime‚Äôs Subsea division and a member of the Kongsberg Maritime management group, effective 1st January 2012. Jalving succeeds Rolf Arne Klepaker, who is moving to a role working with strategic projects in Kongsberg Maritime. Jalving started in Kongsberg Maritime in 2006 as Senior Principal Engineer in the AUV (Autonomous Underwater Vehicle) department. Since 2007, he has been Vice President for HUGIN AUV activity and part of the Subsea management group. He has an MSc in Engineering Cybernetics from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim and for 14 years has worked as a scientist at the Norwegian Defence Research Establishment, FFI.

Håøy Appointed President Kongsberg Maritime

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Geir Håøy has been appointed President of Kongsberg Maritime and will join the Group Corporate Management Team in KONGSBERG. Håøy has worked for Kongsberg since June 1993, holding various management positions since 1996. Håøy succeeds Torfinn Kildal, President of Kongsberg Maritime since 1999. Håøy has broad international experience from different positions in Kongsberg Maritime. He has, among other positions, been head of Kongsberg Maritime's activities in Singapore and Kongsberg Norcontrol in Busan, South-Korea.

Kongsberg Appoints New Managing Director

Leif Kristian Weum (left) is taking over the helm from Managing Director, Terje Dyhre (right). Photo by Kongsberg Maritime AS

Leif Kristian Weum has been appointed to the position of Managing Director of the Kongsberg Maritime Sales and Service office in Athens, Greece. Kongsberg Maritime Hellas SA is a key Sales & Customer Support office established to serve the significant number of Greek shipping companies, located in the Athens area. Having served on the Kongsberg Maritime Hellas SA Board of Directors since the office was opened in 2011 and in various customer support and sales management roles within KONGSBERG for almost two decades…

Algoryx Simulation, Kongsberg Maritime Ink R&D Deal

AgX Dynamics can solve millions of physics equation in real time.

Kongsberg Maritime and Algoryx Simulation have entered a five year agreement, which supports Kongsberg Maritime’s continuing development of fidelity and realism in its K-Sim range of maritime simulator systems. Simulators are today essential and integral in training, planning, prototyping and decision making for anchor handling, navigation, dynamic positioning, crane handling and many other complex processes in the maritime domain. Kongsberg Maritime simulators are built on 40 years of simulation experience.

Name Change for Crane Simulator Developer

Kongsberg Maritime has officially renamed GlobalSim Inc., its wholly owned onshore and offshore crane simulator subsidiary, to Kongsberg GlobalSim Inc. The name change is part of GlobalSim’s ongoing incorporation into Kongsberg Maritime’s corporate structure, and represents a deeper connection between the company and the Kongsberg brand. Acquired by Kongsberg Maritime in 2008, Kongsberg GlobalSim, Inc. is a company in the development of advanced simulation training systems. Based in Salt Lake City…

Kongsberg Wins Drill Rig Automation Contract

‚ÄėFull Picture‚Äô delivery for two advanced new semi-submersibles. Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a significant offshore automation contract with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME). The contract covers the delivery of Kongsberg Maritime‚Äôs proven Dynamic Positioning, thruster control, bridge navigation, vessel automation, safety, riser management and environmental monitoring systems to two semi-submersible drilling rigs (Cat-D). The two new build high specification‚Ķ

Kongsberg Maritime Opens Office in Panama

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Kongsberg Maritime has established a new country office in the Republic of Panama. Opened in January 2016 and situated in the ‚ÄėCanal Zone‚Äô close to Panama City, Kongsberg Maritime Panama will service merchant fleet customers transiting the Canal and the extensive tug sector in the region, in addition to providing support for ongoing or planned land reclamation dredging and new port and terminal construction projects. Kongsberg Maritime Panama expands the Norwegian headquartered maritime technology company‚Äôs global presence to 65 offices‚Ķ

Kongsberg Maritime Upgrades S-VDR Package

The Maritime Black Box - S (MBB-S), Kongsberg Maritime's S-VDR offering, has been upgraded. The black box computer's hard disk size has been increased from 40 gb standard/120 gb optional, to 160 gb standard, which now enables up to 30 days playback time, for the same cost. Also, Kongsberg Maritime has now packaged the MBB-S in one compact marine grade cabinet. Previously, the system was only available as separate rack-mounted units, but following customer feedback, Kongsberg Maritime has re-packaged the system at no extra cost to the owner. Additionally, the Remote Annual Survey package, designed to enable the ship's crew to conduct S-VDR surveys in conjunction with Kongsberg Maritime has been unlocked and is now available for use on any onboard PC.

Headway Seacrest Orders Full Kongsberg Simulator Package

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The Headway Seacrest Maritime Foundation Inc., a maritime training facility based in Cebu City, Philippines has ordered a complete package including ship‚Äôs bridge, engine room and cargo handling simulators, instructor training and formal support from Kongsberg Maritime. The contract represents a ‚ÄėFull Picture‚Äô delivery and was signed on 26th February 2013, with all new simulators to be installed within seven months. For navigation and ship handling training, a Full Mission 270‚Ķ

Kongsberg Maritime offers Generic ECDIS Training

Training division expands course offering as new requirements approach. Kongsberg Maritime is gearing up to offer a new generic ECDIS training course in order to meet the high demand for navigation officer training prior to the new STCW convention requirements on 1st January 2012. The new five day courses start in August 2011 and have already received preliminary approval from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Kongsberg Maritime's training division, which benefits from facilities in Norway…

Haugsdal to Take Over as Kongsberg Maritime Head

Egil Haugsdal (Photo: Kongsberg)

Egil Haugsdal has been selected to take over as President of Kongsberg Maritime. Haugsdal holds extensive leadership experience from KONGSBERG, currently leading Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, with previous experience as Executive Vice President of Business Development and as President of Kongsberg Protech Systems. Haugsdal will assume his new position after a short period of overlap with current president Geir Håøy, who will assume the position of CEO of KONGSBERG in June 2016. ‚ÄúI am delighted with the confidence I have been given,‚ÄĚ Haugsdal said.

Kongsberg Simulators to Enhance GoM Offshore Training

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‚ÄėFideicomiso de Formación y Capacitación para el Personal de la Marina Mercante Nacional‚Äô (FIDENA), on behalf of Mexico‚Äôs Secretariat of Communications and Transportation (SCT) has selected Kongsberg Maritime offshore simulators for the Marine Education Center in Ciudad del Carmen, Campeche. Appointed by SCT, FIDENA is the educational institution in charge of managing, organizing and developing the formal education of all seafarers in Mexico. As Mexico‚Äôs only institution offering higher level programs in maritime education‚Ķ

Kongsberg Selected for Sverdrup Field Development

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Kongsberg Maritime AS has been awarded a Project Specific Agreement including FEED for delivery of Safety and Automation (SAS) systems to the four Johan Sverdrup field platforms by Statoil Petroleum AS. The Project Specific Agreement includes an option for delivery of Safety and Automation Equipment including detail engineering services and commissioning services. The agreement is subject to Statoil final investment decision. The deliveries will be based on Kongsberg Maritime’s proven core SAS technology for Process Control…

Konsberg Subsea Application Seminars Start Tomorrow

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The first of five specialist subsea application seminars organized by Kongsberg Maritime’s subsea department starts February 28, 2013 in Copenhagen, Denmark. The free one-day seminars have been developed to enable users of Kongsberg Maritime hydroacoustic systems to speak with the experts and learn how to get the most from these state-of-the art tools.

Kongsberg Maritime Signs S-VDR Fleet Agreements

Kongsberg Maritime has been contracted to supply up to 94 S-VDRs to two separate shipping companies under a 'Fleet Agreement' arrangement. The total value of the contracts is close to $1.4m. In addition to supplying the MBB-S, Kongsberg Maritime's S-VDR offering, the 'Fleet Agreements' include the training of shipping company engineers, enabling them to carry out their own installation, therefore saving initial costs. China Shipping has ordered the MBB-S under a Fleet Agreement for 20 vessels, with an option for a further 40, to be formally agreed at a later date. Deliveries and Fleet Agreement training for China Shipping will be carried out through Kongsberg Maritime China.

New Kongsberg Sensor Factory, China

Kongsberg Maritime China Jiangsu (KMCJ), a new 2880m2 sensor production facility located in the Norwegian Industrial Park in Zhenjiang, Jiangsu province, China, was officially opened on Nov. 30 2009 during a traditional Chinese ceremony attended by over 150 guests. In February 2009, work started on the modern new sensor production facility, which is based on the same methodology and processes used at Kongsberg Maritime's Trondheim, Norway. "The establishment of KMCJ was an international effort, involving a number of people from different departments, from our sensor production facility in Trondheim and other Kongsberg Maritime sites," commented Håvard Johnsen, General Manager, KMCJ. "We currently have 15 employees, all of whom were hand-picked for their positions.

Kongsberg Announces China Office & Training Center

Kongsberg Maritime China Ltd new premises in Shanghai.

Official opening for Kongsberg Maritime China's new office and DP Operator Training Center. Global marine technology developer Kongsberg Maritime’s China division, Kongsberg Maritime China Ltd, has opened its new premises in Shanghai. The move to a much larger office reflects the continuing growth experienced by Kongsberg Maritime in China and demonstrates the company’s commitment to ensuring local assets are available throughout the Asian shipbuilding industry. Staff and equipment were moved to the impressive new six-story…

Kongsberg Holds Subsea Photo Contest

Image taken with the Kongsberg Maritime OE14-208 Digital Stills Camera. Credit MARE/TNC/CSUMB (Marine Applied Research and Exploration, The Nature Conservancy and Californian State University Monterey Bay.

Searching for the best images and videos taken using its leading underwater SD and HD cameras, Kongsberg Maritime‚Äôs ‚ÄėThe Full Picture Photo and Video Competition‚Äô starts today, Tuesday, August 26, and runs through to November 30, 2014. All users of Kongsberg Maritime subsea cameras are invited to submit their best underwater still photos, SD or HD videos for a chance of winning an iPad, an iPod or Digital Camera, with the added incentive of the possibility of images being selected for use in Kongsberg Maritime promotional material.

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