August 2015 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

Strandpromenaden 50, Horten, Vestfold, Norway 3183
T: +47 32 28 50 00
E: [email protected]
CEO/President: Geir Håøy
Vice President: Bjørn Jalving, EVP-Subsea Division
# of Employees: 4396 (April 2014)


The Case
Kongsberg Maritime’s sonar, multibeam echo sounders, cameras, positioning and underwater communication systems, and AUVs are used in survey and inspection operations worldwide. Working closely with customers to develop technology that pushes the limits in subsea applications, Kongsberg Maritime is also dedicated to developing innovative environmental monitoring solutions.

Company Profile
The company mission is maximizing performance by providing The Full Picture. Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea, naval and fisheries. Kongsberg Maritime delivers systems that cover all aspects of various maritime applications:
•    Subsea survey and construction
•    Maritime security
•    Environmental monitoring
•    Scientific research
•    Dynamic positioning and navigation systems
•    Marine automation
•    Safety management
•    Cargo handling
•    Maritime simulation and training
•    Satellite positioning
Integration of systems is a key driver to the success of Kongsberg Maritime.  The Company is dedicated to providing innovative and reliable solutions for all customers and stakeholders that ensure optimal operation at sea and onshore.

Market Segments

Key markets are countries with large offshore, shipyard and energy exploration & production industries. In exploration the Company provides sophisticated underwater and positioning technology and systems for survey vessel operation. In field development, construction and offshore vessels are supported with innovative solutions for operation and specialist applications whilst in production our hardware and software enhances output and minimizes downtime. For maritime transport and offshore vessels, The Full Picture is supplied, including navigation, automation, training and safety systems.

Technology Profile

Kongsberg Maritime develops innovative products using the latest technology and techniques. It develops cutting-edge hydroacoustic survey systems including market leading multibeam and single beam echo sounders, and sonars, connected to positioning equipment, heading and motion sensing instruments, as well as sound velocity sensors and processing software.
Kongsberg Maritime is a leader in the field of underwater cameras and AUV development, counting several navies and the world’s leading survey companies as customers of its Seaglider, REMUS, HUGIN and MUNIN AUVs.  HUGIN has been a key technology development area since 1990 and is used for a variety of civilian and military applications.
Environmental monitoring solutions are a recent focus at Kongsberg Maritime, with a sophisticated new Integrated Environmental Monitoring System for Statoil, developed with IBM, DNV and other KONGSBERG Group stakeholders, in addition to a new Modular Subsea Monitoring Network and advanced leak detection environmental monitoring sensors.
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd, the Canadian subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, is a global leader in the underwater acoustic industry. With over 40 years of innovative sonar experience, the company designs and manufactures acoustic instrumentation with superior image resolution. Mesotech supplies a worldwide customer base with sonar for search and recovery, marine engineering, security and surveillance, fisheries and scientific applications.

The MTR100 is Marine Technology Reporter's Annual report on 100 leading companies in the subsea industry, published in the July/August 2015 edition of MTR -

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