Testing has commenced on a 2.4-ton scale model of an autonomous container vessel in Norway, with the country’s government affirming its support for the project by making a NOK 133 million (approximately $16.5 million) financial contribution to its further development.
Kongsberg has signed a Research & Innovation (R&I) contract with the PILOT-E programme for the development of zero emission, full-electric, autonomous ferry concepts in line with Norway’s integrated zero emissions national transportation plan.
BOURBON has entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with Automated Ships Ltd (ASL) to support the construction of the world’s first autonomous prototype vessel for offshore operations.
Norwegian companies Kongsberg Seatex and Radionor have partnered to develop Maritime Broadband Radio (MBR), a wireless network at sea that will be made available to ships and planes in public service by Norway’s Coastal Administration and NOFO (Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies).
BOURBON and Kongsberg Maritime have signed a collaborative development agreement covering connected and autonomous vessels, with the two companies to work on joint projects to support efficient operations in the offshore services industry.
The Maritime Administrator of the Marshall Islands has extended its approval of the electronic K-Fleet Logbook system for digital reporting of oil record and garbage record logbooks.
Kongsberg has agreed a partnership deal with agricultural solutions company YARA to build what the companies say will be the world’s first autonomous zero emissions ship, a 100 per cent electric container feeder vessel.
Kongsberg Maritime has signed a multi-million Euro contract with Fassmer Werft to deliver systems based on its Integrated Vessel Concept for the newbuild research vessel Atair II, to be built at the Fassmer yard in Berne, following German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency’s (BSH) approval for the deal.
Kongsberg Digital and Simwave have agreed a contract for what Kongsberg says is one of its most extensive maritime simulator deliveries to date, to take place at Simwave’s facilities in the Netherlands.
Kongsberg Digital and VesselMan have entered into a partnership agreement which will see VesselMan’s applications for dry-docking and repair management added to Kongsberg’s digital ecosystem for its newly launched Kognifai platform.
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