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A Record Year For Kongsberg Maritime Underwater Camera Orders

Kongsberg Maritime has reported that its Standard Products team generated more orders in 2014 than any single year before it. This record breaking performance was driven by the popularity of the Kongsberg Maritime OE14-370 Colour Zoom Camera and the long-standing support of many of the leading subsea survey, science and construction organisations, including Fugro, Oceaneering and Saab Seaeye.

Launched in 2013, the OE14-370 Colour Zoom Camera is designed to complement Kongsberg Maritime’s industry standard ROV inspection colour zoom camera, the OE14-366a. Using the latest CCD technology to give improved image definition and features including a built-in field memory for slower shutter speeds, a ‘snapshot’ capability and text insertion, the new OE14-370 proved popular with ROV operators immediately and its popularity continued to grow throughout 2014. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime: New Quick-Deploy ‘PulSAR’ Side Scan Sonar for SAR Operations

Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new tow fish side scan sonar for use in Search and Recovery (SAR) missions as well as underwater inspection, engineering and scientific surveys. Developed by Kongsberg Geoacoustics and available now, PulSAR is designed for intuitive operation and easy deployment by non-specialised personnel, enabling effective short-notice surveys using vessels of opportunity.

The PulSAR system acquires high resolution acoustic images of the seabed using a compact, rugged stainless steel tow fish that is operated with a water protected (IP66) deck unit and small cable hand reel. The system can be deployed on small vessels such as open RIBs. Large areas can be surveyed efficiently revealing small objects and structures in great detail. PulSAR operates in a frequency range of 600 kHz to 1 MHz and both FM and CW source signals can be selected in order to optimise the range and resolution for the given survey task. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime: Aalesund University College Upgrades to All-New K-Sim Navigation Simulator

Aalesund University College has become one of the first Kongsberg Maritime simulator users to migrate to the cutting-edge new simulator technology platform, K-Sim Navigation. In a contract signed on January 6th 2015 following an open tender by the College, Kongsberg Maritime will deliver a new K-Sim Navigation aft and forward bridge configuration, which is DNV Class B compliant with an integrated DP2 simulator. Installation is scheduled for May 2015. The University College has also signed a contract for an upgrade of all hardware of the College’s existing KONGSBERG Polaris ship’s bridge simulators to K-Sim Navigation. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime Completes Supply of High Performance CCTV System Upgrade for USNS Zeus (T-ARC-7)

Kongsberg Maritime has successfully completed a project to supply a new Horizon Marine CCTV System upgrade for the ‘USNS Zeus’. The new system replaces the first large vessel CCTV System supplied by Kongsberg Maritime, originally delivered to the USNS Zeus in 2002.

The CCTV system has been fully upgraded in two phases culminating in final delivery in November 2014. The Kongsberg Horizon CCTV range is a scalable harsh environment marine platform that incorporates a combination of high quality in-house design with modified off the shelf (MOTS) video camera stations, telemetry and control components. Read more…

Enhancements On The International Space Station (ISS) On Its Way

After close to 350 million AIS messages from over 142 000 different unique ships, the highly successful NORAIS ship-detection system from KONGSBERG/FFI on the International Space Station is to be upgraded. The next generation NORAIS 2 has several enhancements compared to the original NORAIS and is scheduled to be launched on the autonomous space vehicle, SpaceX on December 19.

The Columbus AIS (COLAIS) experiment began in June 2010, detecting signals from Automatic Identification System (AIS) units, mostly carried on a mandatory basis by all commercial vessels. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime Launches New Bathymetric Image Competition

Kongsberg Maritime has announced that its latest bathymetric image competition starts today, December 1st 2014 and will run through to March 1st 2015. All Kongsberg Maritime bathymetric echosounder system users are invited to find out more and upload their images at http://kongsberg.webprosjekt.com/contest/

The best three images chosen by a Kongsberg Maritime panel of judges will win an iPad Mini. Additionally, the top 12 images will be used in the 2016 edition of the Kongsberg Maritime Subsea calendar. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime Launches K-SIM Navigation, The Next Step in Realism for Ship’s Bridge Simulation

Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled its latest generation ship’s bridge simulator, K-Sim Navigation, which meets the requirements of the most demanding navigation training for merchant, offshore and naval vessels. Designed for the future of advanced and integrated simulation training, K-Sim Navigation is based on a new cutting-edge technology platform enabling more realistic training scenarios and enhanced user benefits for both instructors and students. Read more…

New Compact High Resolution Monochrome Camera from Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime, a leading developer of underwater imaging products has launched an all new high resolution monochrome CCD camera. The OE15-100D camera is smaller yet has a deeper rated housing and wider Angle of View (AOV) in water than any of its predecessors, whilst maintaining KONGSBERG’s exceptionally high standard of build and image quality. Read more…

New environmental monitoring solution for gas hydrate exploration and production to be developed as part of ‘sugar’ EU project

Kongsberg Maritime Embient, with KONGSBERG partner company Contros Systems and Solutions, has been selected to develop and deliver innovative technologies and strategies for environmental monitoring during Gas Hydrate exploration and production as part of the EU ‘SUGAR’ (Submarine Gas Hydrate Reservoirs) project.

Germany’s Federal Ministry of Economics and Technology started the 3rd phase of the more than €10 million joint project SUGAR at the beginning of October 2014. The project is a ground-breaking initiative in Gas Hydrate exploration, production and monitoring. The third phase will last three years and will lead into a European venture with world-wide impact for Gas Hydrates as a new energy source. Read more…

Kongsberg to Deliver Ocean Observatories for Seabed Research

CAGE, Centre for Arctic Gas Hydrate, Environment and Climate has selected Kongsberg Maritime to develop and deliver two ocean observatories. The observatories will be deployed off the coast of Svalbard (Norwegian islands in the Arctic Ocean) during 2015, to monitor methane leaks from the seabed. The contract for this project was signed 6th October 2014. Read more…

HUGIN AUV Chosen by Leading Survey Providers

World leading survey providers DOF Subsea of Norway, Fugro Geoservices of Lafayette US, and Northwest Maritime of Norway and AXA Engehnaria Submarina of Brazil have chosen Kongsberg Maritime’s autonomous underwater vehicle (AUV) HUGIN for offshore operations. Read more…

Kongsberg Maritime secures over £1 million orders from Fugro

Kongsberg Maritime is pleased to announce an order of over £1 million from Fugro, the largest, world-wide integrated supplier of geoscience, survey, and geotechnical related services. Kongsberg Maritime will supply a range of its latest high resolution cameras and Mesotech scanning sonar systems as part of Fugro’s 2011 ROV Sensor Refurbishment and Newbuild programme. Read more…

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