GOAL 9: INDUSTRY, INNOVATION, AND INFRASTRUCTURE
Transforming operations at sea and on land
Investments in infrastructure are crucial to achieving sustainable development
Innovation is the driver of sustainable industry. As a world leading technology company, we are committed to delivering the solutions and infrastructure the world needs to support the fight against climate change and to foster economic growth. KONGSBERG technologies engender competitive growth by enabling our customers to transform their ways of working.
Efficiency is key and one of the major paths to optimising operations is to use less fuel. Our integrated automation and control systems and sophisticated battery and hybrid power solutions provide tangible savings on bunker costs for ship owners, which translates to vessels operating with lower environmental impact. But at the same time as developing the vessel technologies we also focus on the infrastructure needed. Our innovation starts on land, but the outcomes of our work transform marine operations everywhere.
Autonomy: Autonomous ships and technology depend on extensive infrastructure to make them safe, and to ensure they deliver on their operational and economic potential. While Remote Operations Centres on land provide central management, redundant communication systems are necessary to ensure fast, reliable data transfer to and from shore. Much of this is done over satellite connections but KONGSBERG has developed a proprietary line-of-sight solution called Marine Broadband Radio, which acts as an independent, high-speed data infrastructure for coastal operations on both uncrewed and traditional ships.
Digitalisation: The Kognifai digital ecosystem is a ground-breaking solution based on KONGSBERG’s own network infrastructure. It ensures that the diverse data ships generate is always available and secured regardless of its application. It is a practically endless platform for creativity, with capabilities to run KONGSBERG and third-party solutions that optimise operations at sea and ashore. The capabilities provided by Kognifai have catalysed innovation for marine operations, and as its open to developers from any industry, the world of possibilities it offers continues to grow. With it, so do our hopes of developing more sustainable industry and commerce.