Offshore

Kongsberg Maritime has secured contracts from Samsung Heavy Industries (Shi), Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Cosco Shipyard to deliver major technology to specialist offshore vessels.

As per the contract, Kongsberg will offer its Full Picture solutions for nine advanced offshore drilling units, an accommodation unit, a multipurpose construction vessel and four LNG vessels, with integrated automation systems that belong to SHI, HHI in Korea and Cosco Shipyard in China.

The company will offer dynamic positioning (DP), automation, navigation, hydroacoustic positioning and riser management, as part of the deal, while the deliveries total more than NOK400m ($67m).

Kongsberg will deploy Full Picture technology in two SHI GustoMSC CJ70 design advanced Drilling Jackup Units, where the project is considered to be important for the company, as it is expected to increase market for drilling jackup construction vessels in Korea.

Kongsberg Maritime Offshore Asia regional sales manager Morten Stanger said the company has built up extensive expertise in Korea and China, both within the merchant and offshore segment.

"This foundation helped us to secure several offshore projects in close cooperation with these major yards recently, and this latest round of separate contracts is further evidence of our strong position in the advanced offshore vessel and platform market," Stanger added.

"For these new contracts, Kongsberg Maritime is supplying all key positioning and automation systems, whilst the new generation Riser Management Systems for the Drilling Units are designed and delivered by our sister company Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies."


Image: Full Picture technology delivery for new Korean and Chinese offshore units. Photo courtesy of Kongsberg Maritime.

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