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Kongsberg Maritime K-Chief

Marine automation system, K-Chief

With decades of experience delivering marine automation systems for merchant and offshore vessels, KONGSBERG provides solutions contributing to efficient and safe operations. Experience next-level efficiency with our latest K-Chief technology, building on the success of K-Chief 600 and K-Chief 700

Our K-Chief marine control system is the ultimate choice for shipowners and operators seeking seamless integration and enhanced operational safety when using multiple KONGSBERG systems. Our cutting-edge, redundant bus network maximises system reliability, while interchangeable operator stations and shared spare parts minimise crew training and maintenance. We offer single-point accountability and broad service network to ensure smooth sub-system synergy, lower service attendance, and minimise costs. K-Chief is an all-in-one marine automation system combining innovation, safety, and efficiency.

The complete marine automation system operated through one common interface

Sub-systems and functionalities

K-Chief marine control system can include a variety of sub-systems and functionalities for extensive vessel management capabilities.

  • Alarm & monitoring system
  • Gas management system
  • Auxiliary control system
  • Fuel gas control
  • Safety management system
  • Ballast control system
  • Power management system
  • Cargo control system
  • Propulsion & thruster control

The most uniform, seamless and efficient solution in the market

  • Optimised design

    • Shared technology
    • Common hardware components 
    • Reduced need for on-board spareparts
  • Installation benefits

    • Time-efficient commissioning and sea trial/ testing
    • Online update of software»
    • One point of contact/ service engineer for the intire installation 
  • Ease of operations

    • Common point of operation
    • Reduced training need
    • Simplified maintanence
    • Remote support available
Erik Korssjøen, Product Director Vessel Control Systems, Kongsberg Maritime

K-Chief is a popular and proven marine automation system, and this latest version combines the strengths of our existing platforms to provide shipowners and operators with a better technical and operational solution, and improved integration when they’re selecting more than one system from KONGSBERG. It provides the basis for one common platform on board the ship to integrate the KONGSBERG equipment. For the crew, this simplifies operations making their job more efficient, easier and safer. Erik Korssjøen, Product Director Vessel Control Systems, Kongsberg Maritime

Data protection and security of the vessel’s connection to the outside world are crucial to address to prevent potentially critical disruption and data leakage.

Our systems:

  • Developed and approved to meet the required standard for cyber security compliance.
  • Class-approved according to the requirements for cyber-security through a robust, layered cyber-protection method.

Services and support

  • 24/7 Technical support

    Our 24/7 technical support team is there to help at any time, day or night, wherever your vessel is.

  • Conversions, retrofit and refit

    We understand the importance of having the right parts, available in the right place, at the right time.

  • Training

    Ensure that your crew is properly and thoroughly trained. This will reduce operational risk, downtime and maximise return on asset investment.

KONGSBERG launches unified and simplified K-Chief

Kongsberg Maritime has today unveiled its new K-Chief marine automation system, offering ship owners more efficient operations from a single platform to integrate all KONGSBERG equipment on board.