Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded contracts to supply integrated control systems consisting of automation, navigation and custody transfer systems for three LNG carriers (LNG = liquefied natural gas). The total value of the orders is appr. MNOK 55; delivery is scheduled to take place from late 2005 and to early 2007.
The vessels will be built by Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering in South Korea.
Kongsberg Maritime has targeted the market for automation and steering systems for gas carriers since 2000. These contracts bear witness to the fact that Kongsberg Maritime is maintaining its strong position in this market. "We have supplied steering systems to a total of 59 LNG carriers, 28 of which are on order or under construction", remarks Marketing Director Tor Erik Sørensen.
The Bergesen LNG carrier "Havfru" from 1974. (Photo: Bergesen)