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Kongsberg Maritime launches Blue Insight, a digital toolbox for ocean data management and analysis

Blue Insight provides an open, modular platform for the processing, visualisation and sharing of ocean data. The core module contains the cloud framework – which has been built to the highest cyber security standards – and an application-specific dashboard teamed with data storage and management functionalities. Additional modules can be added to this framework to tailor Blue Insight’s functionality to suit all projects, however large or small. Key to Blue Insight’s da...

U.S. Marine Corps awards contract to KONGSBERG for C-UAS capability

The U.S. Marine Corps (USMC) has awarded a contract to Kongsberg Protech Systems USA to deliver Remote Weapon Systems (RWS) as part of the Marine Air Defense Integrated System (MADIS) programme. The Indefinite-Delivery/Indefinite-Quantity (IDIQ) contract has a potential value of $94 million and includes a series of Low-Rate Initial Production (LRIP) systems and full-rate production units. This production contract award follows a Sept. 2020 contract award from the USMC to KONGSBERG for test...

Island Offshore to digitise its entire fleet with Vessel Insight infrastructure from Kongsberg Digital

By installing the Vessel Insight infrastructure, Island Offshore will collect all data from its fleet on one common platform. The data collected will enable the company to use advanced decision support tools and benchmark its vessels, by comparing operational data from all vessels, in order to reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as automate the reporting processes. “We are very pleased to contribute to further strengthening Kongsberg’s collaboration with Island Offshore....

Kongsberg and Shell enter into a strategic partnership agreement

Kongsberg Digital (Kongsberg) and Shell International Exploration & Production (Shell Marine) have announced that they have entered into a strategic partnership agreement. Hege Skryseth, President of Kongsberg Digital and Executive Vice President (EVP) at Kongsberg, said “We are very excited to enter into this new strategic partnership agreement with Shell International and enable the digital transformation of their Wells business unit.” Digital transformation Hege Skryseth ad...

Kongsberg Digital (KDI) announces four successive contracts with maritime training centers in South Korea

In the first quarter of 2021, the successful delivery of K-Sim Offshore and DP simulators to the Korea Institute of Maritime and Fishery Technology (KIMFT) was closely followed by the handover of K-Sim Mooring simulators to the Busan Techno Park foundation, an organisation dedicated to the development of mid-and long-term strategies and policies for local industries. Directly off the back of these high-profile wins, KDI has recently been awarded contracts by two of Korea’s most distin...

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime enter partnership to produce the complete map of the ocean floor

The Nippon Foundation-GEBCO Seabed 2030 Project and Kongsberg Maritime have entered a Memorandum of Understanding in support of the global initiative to produce the complete map of the ocean floor. Under the terms of the MOU, the two parties will work together to advance the understanding of ocean bathymetry. The effort complements the goals of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development. Collaborative Project Seabed 2030 is a collaborative project between The Nippo...

Rolls-Royce signs agreement to sell Bergen Engines business to Langley Holdings

Rolls-Royce has signed an agreement to sell its Bergen Engines medium speed liquid fuel and gas engines business to global engineering group Langley Holdings plc for an enterprise value of €63m. Langley is funding the deal, together with working capital requirements for the Bergen business going forward, from existing cash reserves. Investment-grade credit profile The agreed sale of Bergen Engines is a part of the ongoing portfolio management to create a more focused group and follows a...

Kongsberg Digital to deliver real-time drilling software Sitecom to Brazilian major Ocyan

Ocyan decides to use SiteCom for making data available in WITSML. As an operator, having access to complete, standard data in one system is a prerequisite to digitalise and automate processes in scale. Ocyan’s requirements for real-time data shows the robustness and versatility of SiteCom as a data collection software for the industry, says Kristian Hernes, SVP Digital Wells, Kongsberg Digital. Ocyan is one the largest drilling contractors in Brazil with an offshore fleet in service f...

KONGSBERG’s integrated Wind Turbine Installation Vessel technology chosen by COSCO

KM’s Integrated Solution for Wind Turbine Installation Vessels will be crucial to the delivery and operation of the new vessels, which are destined to be among the largest of their type and capable of transporting and installing multiple sets of next- and future-generation wind turbines, and their foundations. This well-proven suite of solutions combines KM’s optimised thruster package and dynamic positioning functionalities to maintain operability in all conditions. Monitoring...

Maran Gas adopts KONGSBERG’s K-IMS platform as basis for digitalisation strategy across its entire fleet

“We feel very confident with the decision to implement the K-IMS project with KONGSBERG for the entire fleet,” says Andreas Spertos, EVP, Technical Director, Maran Gas Maritime. “By the end of 2021, K-IMS will be rolled-out to more than 20 LNG carriers of various propulsion types." “Implementation of K-IMS will continue for existing and newbuild vessels until the entire fleet of 40+ LNG carriers is upgraded. K-IMS will replace the existing limited capability data tra...

KONGSBERG USV to minimise Aker BioMarine’s carbon footprint

Sustainable use of the ocean and marine resources is a key part of Aker BioMarine’s strategy. To achieve this, the company has invested heavily in technology that contributes to more sustainable fishery and fishery management. In order to collect detailed data on the krill biomass, Aker BioMarine launched an unmanned solar-powered ocean data drone (Sailbuoy) early in 2020. Now the company has made another important investment, buying a specially designed USV from Kongsberg Maritime. Unm...

KONGSBERG supplies integrated propulsion, electro and automation package for eco-friendly bulk carrier

The gas-powered ship – which can be fuelled using either zero CO2 emission LBG (Liquefied Biogas) or conventional LNG – is being built for the Norwegian short sea shipping company Seaworks, utilising a design which originated with Norway’s leading vessel architects, Polarkonsult. Having been impressed with KONGSBERG’s products, services and support on previous commercial marine projects, Polarkonsult approached KM with a view to supplying a propulsion system and LNG...

Güngen Denizcilik ve Ticaret A.Ş. signs up fleet to Vessel Insight

"We are very pleased to have signed a contract to deliver the Vessel Insight infrastructure to Güngen", says Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President, KDI. "Güngen is a well-reputed shipping company with high ambitions to digitalise its fleet to the highest level and is thereby a forerunner in terms of standardising the digitalisation process on vessels. We are looking forward to working with Güngen and to unlock the full potential that lies in digitalisation and the...

Olympic Subsea to deploy Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight across their fleet

With its stated aim of becoming the most specialised and best-performing partner in the blue energy sector, Olympic Subsea’s fleet-wide upgrade to Kongsberg Digital’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure service will enable the company to continue the digitalisation journey which began with its implementation of KDI’s Vessel Performance solution for energy usage and operational monitoring. The first vessel in the fleet to deploy the complete KDI rollout will be Olympic Artem...

Nor-Shipping to bring Ocean Now to deliver value, insights, analysis to the maritime industry

Ocean Now will also build excitement for Nor-Shipping 2022 – the first ‘winter’ Nor-Shipping, taking place 10-13 January in Oslo and Lillestrøm, Norway. “Originally, 1 June was set as the date of Nor-Shipping 2021, but, of course, the pandemic put paid to those plans,” comments Per Martin Tanggaard, Nor-Shipping Director. “So, we wanted to create something to help fill the gap left by the lack of physical gatherings, providing an event where the indust...

Kongsberg deliver ORCCA™ combat system elements to 212CD submarines

"The deliveries will last way into the 2030s and is an important and strategic milestone that strengthens our foothold in Europe with Germany as an important and near partner." "Our cooperation with Germany for submarine technology extends over several decades. With this new and expanded industrial cooperation the partnership is taken to a new level that will have great importance for Norwegian technology development and value creation,” says Geir Håøy, CEO of KONGSBERG....

A/S Norske Shell utilising Kongsberg Kognitwin® Energy for the Ormen Lange field

The twin solution from Kongsberg Digital will reimagine the ways of working at Shell and unlock new value in the subsea and subsurface arena. By focusing efforts on digital solutions that scale across assets and installations it is easy to expand and integrate Ormen Lange into the existing onshore dynamic digital twin developed at Nyhamna gas processing facility, resulting in the first-ever fully integrated reservoir to the market digital twin. Partnership development Nyhamna Dynamic Digi...

Kongsberg Digital signs agreement with ExxonMobil to explore use of Kognitwin® Energy dynamic digital twin SaaS-solution

Kognitwin Energy is Kongsberg Digital’s digital twin Software-as-a-Service platform that enables operators to integrate and contextualise data from their IT and OT systems and enable advanced process and flow simulation to drive higher degrees of asset performance and collaboration. Open ecosystem Kognitwin Energy enables an open ecosystem of applications through an API-driven integration approach Operators apply Kognitwin Energy to drive a strategic transformation agenda that allows t...

Kongsberg attains contract with CMHI to deliver construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) to Awind AS

Kongsberg Maritime (KM) has won contracts to design and equip two construction service operation vessels (CSOV/SOV) for the Norway-based ship owner, Awind AS, a fully-owned subsidiary of Integrated Wind Solutions AS (IWS). The combined contract value is approximately NOK 250 million. Destined for the renewable offshore wind market, the new CSOVs will be built to Kongsberg Maritime’s UT 5519 DE design, by the Chinese shipyard, China Merchant Heavy Industries (CMHI), with which Kongsberg ha...

Kongsberg Digital adds BunkerPlanner software by BunkerMetric to the Kognifai Marketplace

Kongsberg Digital has signed a partnership agreement with BunkerMetric to add their BunkerPlanner software application to the Kognifai Marketplace. Designed to support ship operators in making optimal bunker purchasing decisions by helping to choose ports, volume and fuel grade for bunkering, BunkerPlanner by BunkerMetric can be used to minimise costs whilst taking relevant operational, commercial and regulatory factors into consideration. By using BunkerPlanner, Vessel Insight subscribers...

Kongsberg Maritime unveils new, integrated waterjet control systems for optimal craft operability

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce the launch of two innovative waterjet control systems based on its new JCS (Jet Control System) common technology platform: JCS Compact and JCS Extended. The use of standardised components across both systems keeps costs down and enhances operational simplicity. About JCS Compact JCS Compact is a tailored, closed-loop control system solution designed to manage the steering, reversing bucket and optional interceptor functions on small- to medium-size...

Kongsberg Digital provides their Vessel Insight to digitalise operations for Norwegian Coastal Administration

The Norwegian Coastal Administration is a national agency for coastal management, maritime safety and preparedness against acute pollution. Their vision is to make the Norwegian coast and waters the safest and purest in the world. This includes, among other goals, enabling safe navigation and a clean environment whilst maintaining quality throughout all operations and always being present when needed. Now, they are looking for digital tools to make their operations more data-driven. Enhanc...

NorSat-3 maritime traffic monitoring microsatellite is launched with Kongsberg technology

NorSat-3 will take its place 605km above the Earth in a polar LEO (Low Earth Orbit) constellation alongside four other microsatellites. These have already been in service for years and have all exceeded their working life expectancy, but are nevertheless still operating efficiently. The new 16.5kg satellite has been designed to provide next-level functionality, so it has been equipped with Kongsberg's ASR x50 SAT-AIS receiver as its primary payload – the sophisticated fourth-generatio...

Kongsberg Digital adds MarineInsight™ applications by ioCurrents to the Kognifai Marketplace

Kongsberg Digital is pleased to announce to have signed a partnership agreement with MarineInsight™ by ioCurrents. The deal will make three new software solutions available to Vessel Insight subscribers via the Kognifai Marketplace: Vessel Health, Automated Reports and Fuel & Emission Optimisation. The solutions will, respectively, assist in identifying engine failure through Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence, create Automated Reports for all departments, and reduce fue...

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