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KONGSBERG and DNV GL sign digitalization cooperation agreement

Oslo, 13 January 2020: KONGSBERG and DNV GL have signed an agreement to enable customers of KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight data infrastructure solution to share their data for use in DNV GL's digital class and assurance services.

“We believe that broad maritime digitalization and the value generation for ship owners will be achieved much faster if expert vendors work together to solve industry challenges. By combining DNV GL’s unique expertise in digital class and assurance solutions and KONGSBERG’s data infrastructure specifically developed for the maritime sector, we are putting together necessary pieces of a puzzle. Together, we want to help our customers see the full picture,” says Hege Skryseth, President, Kongsberg Digital and EVP KONGSBERG.

KONGSBERG and DNV GL are looking to reduce the time, cost and complexity associated with class and assurance services for the maritime sector, by cooperating on new digital solutions. KONGSBERG’s data infrastructure solution for the maritime sector, Vessel Insight, will be used to collect and transfer data from vessels to DNV GL, which will enable DNV GL to perform digital class and assurance services.

 “Currently, most class inspections require the surveyors to be on board the ships. However, we can now perform some surveys by analyzing digitally obtained data on shore. By enabling customers to share their data via KONGSBERG’s Vessel Insight, we can expand the amount of data we are able to access and offer even more class and assurance services digitally. This will help customers not only to reduce their costs, but streamline their daily operations,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO, DNV GL – Maritime.

KONGSBERG and DNV GL have a pre-existing, long-standing relationship within the maritime industries, ranging from class and certification services via consultancy to research. Through this agreement KONGSBERG and DNV GL hope to accelerate the adoption of digital capabilities and technologies in a safe, reliable and sustainable manner for the maritime industry.  

About KONGSBERG

KONGSBERG (OSE-ticker: KOG) is an international, knowledge-based group delivering high-technology systems and solutions. We work with clients within the: oil and gas industry, merchant marine, defence and aerospace. KONGSBERG has 11,000 employees located in more than 40 countries, creating a total revenue of NOK 22.5 billion in 2018.

Kongsberg Digital

KONGSBERG Digital, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a provider of next-generation software and digital solutions, to customers within maritime, oil and gas, and renewables and utilities. The company consists of more than 500 software experts with leading competence within the internet of things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations. Kongsberg Digital is the group-wide center of digital expertise for KONGSBERG.

Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime, a subsidiary of KONGSBERG, is a global marine systems provider, delivering innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including: merchant, offshore, subsea, naval, aquaculture, training and more. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries.

About DNV GL

Driven by our purpose of safeguarding life, property and the environment, DNV GL enables organizations to advance the safety and sustainability of their business. We provide classification, technical assurance, software and independent expert advisory services to the maritime, oil & gas and energy industries. We also provide certification services to customers across a wide range of industries. Operating in more than 100 countries, our professionals are dedicated to helping our customers make the world safer, smarter and greener.

About DNV GL – Maritime

DNV GL is the world’s leading classification society and a recognized advisor for the maritime industry. We enhance safety, quality, energy efficiency and environmental performance of the global shipping industry – across all vessel types and offshore structures. We invest heavily in research and development to find solutions, together with the industry, that address strategic, operational or regulatory challenges. For more information

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