History of KHRC​

Already in 1906, the company started it´s path on experimental testing with the first test station located by the stream running through Kristinehamn.

  • In 1942 - only five years after starting the production of controllable pitch propellers - the first cavitation tunnel for propellers was constructed. At the time, some ten cavitation tunnels existed in the world, but this one was the first in Scandinavia. 
  • The new marine laboratory, opened in 1971, is today called Kongsberg Hydrodynamic Research Centre (KHRC) and serves as a hydrodynamic centre of excellence supporting any customer or business unit across Kongsberg Maritime.
The first turbine test station at Björklundsgårde