August 2016 - Marine Technology Reporter

MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

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Kongsberg Maritime is a marine technology company with a portfolio of innovative solutions designed to overcome challenges in all marine industry sectors, including merchant, offshore, subsea, naval and fisheries. Kongsberg says it offers the largest portfolio of technology available from any single supplier, thus maximizing performance by providing “The Full Picture.” The company delivers a wide range of systems for subsea survey and construction, maritime security, environmental monitoring, dynamic positioning and navigation systems, marine automation, safety management, cargo handling, maritime simulation and training, satellite positioning, naval sonar systems, fishery research and catching systems, underwater mapping systems and marine robotics.

The Norway based company has a global presence, with 55 offices in 18 countries, including manufacturing locations in Canada, China, Germany and several in the U.S., U.K. and Norway.  
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.
Kongsberg develops subsea solutions with teams dedicated to underwater mapping (UMAP), underwater navigation (UNAV), subsea monitoring (SuMo), marine robotics (MARO), underwater cameras and a dedicated Simrad product line for commercial fishery and marine science. The company is focused on delivery of integrated systems for research vessels and in 2016 announced a move into aquaculture, with focus on emerging offshore facilities. Kongsberg also provides underwater and positioning technology and systems for survey vessel operation and a portfolio of hydroacoustic systems and underwater vehicles for scientific and commercial use. Commercial fishing vessels also rely on Kongsberg Maritime’s Simrad equipment to maximize catch performance. 
It develops cutting-edge hydroacoustic survey systems including multibeam and single beam echo sounders, and sonars, positioning and subsea communication equipment, heading and motion sensing instruments, and sound velocity sensors and processing software.
Kongsberg is also a leader in the field of underwater cameras and is the company behind the well-known Seaglider, REMUS, HUGIN and MUNIN AUVs. It is also involved with Eelume, a unique new ‘snake-like’ robot for underwater inspection/maintenance.
Recent developments include environmental monitoring using a diverse array of sensors and a unique integrated technology to enable new, groundbreaking ‘exposed’ fish farming facilities.
Kongsberg Mesotech Ltd., a Canadian KONGSBERG subsidiary, is also leader in the underwater acoustic industry. Clariscan is the latest development in its domed sonar technology for underwater vehicles and provides a significant improvement in resolution and usable operating range. The MS1000 High-Resolution Sonar System is used by search and recovery organizations worldwide, while PulSAR is a sophisticated high resolution side scan sonar also for search and recovery operations, in addition to underwater inspection, engineering and scientific surveys. 
Strandpromenaden 50, Horten, Norway 3183
Phone: +47 32 28 50 00
CEO/President: Egil Haugsdal
Number of Employees: 4,726 (2015)
Annual Sales: Operating revenues: $1.2B
(As published in the July/August 2016 MTR100 edition of Marine Technology Reporter)

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