The Full Picture Magazine
Kongsberg Maritime's publication produced especially for our customers – is out now.
RECOTUG PUSHES TOWAGE OPERATIONS INTO THE FUTURE
Innovation is illustrated in the RECOTUG™ project where we are working with international towage operator Svitzer to produce a remote controlled tug, capable of being operated by a captain from a shore-based control centre at a port. This initiative uses KONGSBERG’s expertise in autonomous control systems and has the potential to provide a safer working environment and a more efficient tug management operation system.Read more
A TOUGH TEAM FOR TESTING TIMES
Collaboration is a key component in the success of KONGSBERG’s work with drill rig contractor COSL and drilling specialist NOV in pioneering work to increase the energy efficiency of offshore operations. In addition to the challenges of working during Covid-19 restrictions, the teams had to integrate a new power management system onto a working rig in the North Sea – a feat not attempted before! This has resulted in considerable energy savings and interest from other energy companies looking to make their operations more sustainable.Read more
DIGITAL FUTURE FOR OCEAN RESEARCH
Increased efficiency in oceanographic surveys is a factor in our contract to supply four autonomous marine ‘platforms’ to Norway’s Institute of Marine Research (IMR) so its scientists can harvest a greater volume of high-quality data from the seas. It’s part of IMR’s new strategy where digitisation and autonomous systems will play a growing role, in tandem with its existing research vessels, to increase the efficiency of its operations and both lower costs and carbon footprint. The two autonomous underwater vehicles (AUV) and two Sounder unmanned surface vessels (USV) will provide IMR with a seamless stream of data from various sensors over KONGSBERG’s digital cloud-based infrastructure system, called Blue Insight.Read More
AIS BASE STATIONS FOR A WILD LOCATION
And sustainability is a major consideration in KONGSBERG’s design and installation of an array of Automatic Identification System (AIS) beacons on the rugged and frozen uplands of the Svalbard archipelago, located halfway between Norway and the North Pole. The AIS was installed to monitor the increasing level of marine traffic around this environmentally vulnerable area. Not only did the installation team have to leave as small a footprint as possible on this pristine landscape, they also had to keep a close lookout for inquisitive polar bears!Read more
"Even though we have categorised each project under one example of our strategic expertise, you will read that each one involves a combination of all four elements – innovation, collaboration, efficiency and sustainability. This is what drives our people’s passion for their work and their enthusiasm for working with our customers to solve their technical challenges."