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12 Apr 2021

Gondan Delivers Trawler to Engenes Fiskeriselskap

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Spanish shipbuilder GONDAN has delivered the freezing stern trawler Magne Arvesen to be operated by the Norwegian company Engenes Fiskeriselskap A/S in Northern Atlantic and Artic waters.This new vessel, designed by Kongsberg Maritime – in charge also of supplying the main equipment – has a length of 69.9 meters and a beam of 16 meters. Built in steel with aluminum superstructure, the stern trawler will operate mainly in Northern Atlantic, Barents Sea and Svalbard waters. With an accommodation for 29 people…

24 Mar 2021

Kongsberg Maritime to Equip Norwegian Training Vessel

(Photo: Peder Otto Dybvik / Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) said it will supply an equipment and simulation package for the maritime training vessel MS Gann, helping both to reduce the vessel’s emissions and enhance the education offered on board. The contract, worth 41.2 million NOK, is part of an extensive refit and will include KONGSBERG’s SAVe Energy battery system and hybrid shaft generators, in addition to power management, propulsion control and monitoring systems.MS Gann – which ran passenger services along…

18 Mar 2021

Norway: IMR to Use Kongsberg USVs, AUVs for Marine Ecosystem Monitoring

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Norwegian maritime technology and equipment specialist Kongsberg Maritime will supply Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) with four autonomous vessels. The scope of supply includes two Kongsberg Maritime Sounder USVs (Unmanned Surface Vehicles) and two KONGSBERG AUVs (Autonomous Underwater Vehicles), which will form the practical basis of the institute’s long-term strategy to develop the monitoring and management of marine environments and resources.According to Kongsberg Maritime…

17 Mar 2021

Kongsberg to Deliver $40M Tech Package for First Jones-act WTIV

Dominion Energy’s new Wind Turbine Installation Vessel, due for delivery by the end of 2023, will be built by Keppel AmFELS and fitted with Kongsberg Maritime’s field-proven integrated solution for WTIV operation - Credit: Kongsberg Maritime

Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has secured a $40 million contract to supply an integrated technology solution for the first U.S.-built wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) - the Charybdis.The vessel, being built at Keppel AmFELS shipyard in the U.S., is being constructed for US energy company Dominion Energy. The vessel is expected to be delivered by the end of 2023 and will be among the largest of its kind.The new WTIV will be able to transport and install several sets of next-generation wind turbines and their foundations.

02 Mar 2021

Sølvtrans Invests in Live Fish Carrier Fleet

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Kongsberg Maritime is to design and equip a low-emission LFC for live fish transportation specialist Sølvtrans. Image: Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime wins contract with Myklebust Verft to deliver innovative low-emission LFC for Sølvtrans.Kongsberg Maritime signed a $8.2m contract with Norwegian shipyard Myklebust Verft to design and equip a new Live Fish Carrier (LFC) for live fish transportation company Sølvtrans. The new 5,000m3 LFC will be built to KM’s new NVC 390 design, with a focus on reduced emissions and enhanced sustainability. The scope of Kongsberg's equipment package supply includes Promas propulsion, generators, thrusters, electrical systems and automation.

23 Feb 2021

RECOTUG: Development Starts on 'World-First' Remote-Control Tugboat

RECOTUG OPS Center. (Image source: Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime, ABS)

Svitzer, Kongsberg Maritime and the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) signed a deal to jointly develop the RECOTUG, touted as the world’s first commercial tug to be fully operated from a remote operations center on shore.Each organization delivers a unique perspective: Svitzer brings operational experience; Kongsberg brings remote control systems and autonomous technology; and ABS brings guidance for regulatory approval.The RECOTUG project's aim is to develop a remotely controlled…

11 Feb 2021

Kongsberg to Equip Triumph Subsea's New Field Development Vessel

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Norwegian maritime tech and equipment company Kongsberg Maritime (KM) will deliver a large technology package for Triumph Subsea Services' field development vessel (FDV).Triumph Subsea Services in December 2020 signed a contract with the Croatian shipbuilder Brodosplit for the construction of the vessel, with options to order three more.Kongsberg Maritime said Thursday it had signed a Letter of Intent with Brodosplit Shipyard and DIV Group in Croatia to deliver a large technology package for the vessel.

04 Feb 2021

Rolls-Royce Sells Bergen Engine Medium Speed Business for $180m

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Rolls-Royce signed an agreement to sell the Bergen Engines medium speed gas and diesel engines business to TMH International, the international branch of TMH Group, for net proceeds of approximately $180 million.TMH Group, based in Russia, is an engineering company in rail transport technologies and the world’s fourth largest supplier of rail rolling stock. It offers a range of products and services including medium-speed engines for rail applications with current production of more than 850 engines a year.

25 Jan 2021

Kongsberg Tech for China-built Offshore Wind Turbine Installation Unit

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Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed a Letter of Intent with Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore to deliver a large technology package for the BT-220IU Wind Turbine Installation Unit.The offshore installation vessel BT-220IU is to be constructed for the Norway-based company OIM Wind, with an option for another vessel of identical design. The vessel, expected to be delivered in 2022, will be suitable for transporting and installing multiple sets of next- and future-generation wind turbines…

04 Jan 2021

HII Acquires Autonomy Business from Spatial Integrated Systems

Spatial Integrated Systems' unmanned systems solutions, including multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, sensor fusion and perception, have been fielded for more than 6,000 hours on 23 vessel types. Image courtesy HII

In a move that further expands its unmanned systems capabilities, Huntington Ingalls Industries acquired the autonomy business of Spatial Integrated Systems Inc. (SIS) which has proven unmanned surface vessel (USV) solutions.SIS’s unmanned systems solutions — including multi-vehicle collaborative autonomy, sensor fusion and perception — have been fielded for more than 6,000 hours on 23 vessel types. They have supported multiple development projects and demonstrations advancing autonomy in unmanned systems in the maritime…

18 Dec 2020

Great Ships [ of 2020 ]: Island Victory, the Most Powerful (& green) Multi-Purpose OSV Ever

Photos: Island Offshore/Droneinfo

Norway’s Island Offshore broke free from the enforced conservatism of the E&P sector, adding not just a new ship to its fleet, but one that re-writes the rulebook in capabilities, technology and despite its size and power, environmental credentials.Simply put, Island Offshore’s new deep water installation Vessel ‘Island Victory’ is the most powerful multi-purpose offshore vessel ever built; a point proven during bollard pull tests conducted by its builder VARD last November with a towing power of 477 tonnes recorded…

15 Dec 2020

Hasås joins Kongsberg Digital as SVP for Maritime Simulation

Morten Hasås, formerly of Scantech Industries, is to join the Digital Ocean team at Kongsberg Digital as Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation. Photo: Kongsberg

Morten Hasås will join Kongsberg Digital on January 1, 2021, as Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation. Previously CEO of Scantech Industries, Hasås has held top management positions at ScanSense, Scanmar and Kongsberg Maritime.“With Morten we are strengthening the already solid Maritime Simulation team at Kongsberg Digital,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President of Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “Our maritime simulators are used by educational and research institutions worldwide…

26 Nov 2020

Kongsberg to Deliver Fish-Finding Sonars for Artemis Trawler

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Norway's Kongsberg Maritime will supply SIMRAD sonar equipment for a new 75-meter Pelagic trawler, currently under construction at Karstensen’s Shipyard in Skagen, Denmark. Commissioned in partnership by Scottish fishing companies Northbay Fishing Co. Ltd and Wiseman Fishing Co. Ltd, the new vessel – to be called Artemis – will be based in Banff, Scotland.Pelagic trawlers target fish in the mid- and surface water, such as herring and mackerel, and the range of products to be fitted to Artemis reflects this mode of operation…

18 Nov 2020

Kongsberg Propellers for Spanish Navy Frigates

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Norwegian maritime equipment and systems provider Kongsberg Maritime has won a contract to deliver propeller systems for five F110 frigates, currently in construction for the Spanish Navy. The contract, with the Spanish shipbuilder Navantia, is worth NOK 200 million (22,1 million).Destined for Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) operations, each vessel will be fitted with twin Kongsberg Kamewa Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) systems, developed for minimum noise and vibration throughout the system…

22 Oct 2020

Hydrogen Ferry Project Gains $9.4 Mln in Funding

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A project to produce a novel emissions-slashing hydrogen passenger ferry has been granted €8 million ($9.4 million) in European funding as the Norwegian government announces strengthened focus on development and commercialization of hydrogen as a carbon-neutral fuel.The HySHIP project involves 14 European partners collaborating on the design and construction of a new ro-ro demonstration vessel running on liquid green hydrogen (LH2), as well as the establishment of a viable LH2 supply chain and bunkering platform.

13 Oct 2020

Kongsberg to Deliver Large Electric Winch Package for JFK Trawler

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Kongsberg Maritime said it has signed a contract with Turkish shipbuilder Tersan Shipyard to equip an 86-meter stern trawler with a large winch package for Faroe Islands fishing fleet operator JFK.The package will include four EasyDRIVE electric trawl winches with SmartPΩWER Permanent Magnet (PM) motors. This use of direct drive PM motors, instead of the gearbox arrangements customarily used for trawl winches, improves reliability considerably, the manufacturer said.According to Kongsberg…

13 Nov 2020

Kongsberg Maritime Won $43,7M in Contracts for Shuttle Tanker Concepts in 2020

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Norway's Kongsberg Maritime said Friday it had during 2020 won contracts for 12 of its Shuttle Tanker concepts, with a value totaling over NOK 400 million (around $43,7 million).Shipyards in South Korea and China are building the vessels, which are destined to operate between offshore installations and onshore plants in Norway, Brazil, Canada, and China."Common to all vessels is the integration of advanced, fault-tolerant, automated onboard systems and solutions to optimize operational efficiency, safety, reliability, and sustainability.

08 Oct 2020

Kongsberg Propulsion for Finnlines' RoPax Duo

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Norway's Kongsberg Maritime has signed a deal with China Merchants Jinling Shipyard (Weihai) to deliver a propulsion and maneuvering system for two 230 meters roll-on, roll-off passenger (RoPax) vessels being built for Baltic Sea-focused operator Finnlines. The two Finnlines' flagship Superstar RoPax vessels, vessels, equipped with sustainable technologies for green operation, will each have a capacity for 1,212 passengers. Under construction in China, the vessels are expected to be delivered for deployment in the Baltic Sea by 2023.For Kongsberg Maritime…

27 Aug 2020

MacGregor Bags 'Largest Single Vessel Order' in Offshore Wind Space

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Deck machinery and equipment company MacGregor, a Cargotec subsidiary, has won what it says is its largest single vessel order.Namely, the vessel owner OHT has ordered a batch of MacGregor equipment for its under-construction offshore wind foundation installation vessel, Alfa Lift, being built at the China Merchants Heavy Industry shipyard in Jiangsu, China.Scope of supply includes the engineering, procurement, and construction of the monopile lifting, skidding, and transfer system…

01 Sep 2020

All-electric Autonomous RoRo Ships Under Development

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Kongsberg Maritime and Massterly (a Kongsberg Wilhelmsen joint venture) have signed contracts with the Norwegian grocery distributor ASKO to equip two new all-electric vessels with autonomous technology, and to manage their operations at sea.ASKO, which currently transports its cargo by more than 800 trucks daily, is investing heavily in environmentally friendly technologies such as electric and hydrogen-powered vehicles. At present, road transport is the single mode of transportation…

20 Oct 2020

OHT's Offshore Wind Vessel to Feature Kongsberg Pile Gripper Guidance System

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Kongsberg Maritime, under a contract with maritime services and solutions provider MacGregor, will deliver a Pile Gripper Guidance System (PGGS) for OHT's offshore wind foundation installation vessel Alfa Lift.The Alfa Lift will be the world’s largest custom-built offshore wind foundation installation vessel, equipped with a 3,000t main crane. The ship’s 10,000+ m² ‘smart’ deck will carry up to 14 XL monopiles per voyage and will also be fully submersible to a depth of 14.66m.

27 Oct 2020

Gondan Delivers Stern Trawler to Prestfjord

Spanish shipbuilder Gondan said it delivered the factory freezing stern trawler Sunderøy. It is one of the most advanced vessels of its kind, which will be operated by Prestfjord AS, one of Norway's largest fishing and fish farm owners.Built in steel with aluminum superstructure, the stern trawler will operate in Arctic areas, in the Barents Sea and Svalbard waters. Designed by Kongsberg Maritime, the vessel has a length of 77.3 meters and a beam of 17 meters. With an accommodation for 29 people, the freezing trawler will be operated for cod and prawns, as well as their processing.

10 Sep 2020

Rimfrost Taps Kongsberg for Krill Vessel Design and Equipment

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RLS PhotoNorway-based krill extraction and processing company Rimfrost has awarded Kongsberg Maritime a contract to design and equip a new 120-meter krill harvesting vessel destined for operations in Antarctica.The vessel will be built by Westcon in Norway, and Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. Westcon will complete the vessel at its facility in Norway after initial construction at the Tersan Shipyard in Turkey. It is expected that the 120m ship will be ready to begin operations in 2022.Kongsberg Maritime said that the contract has been awarded in several stages during 2020…