Kongsberg Maritime is to install a range of technology systems aboard Australian cruise line Scenic Cruises’ new ice class cruise ship, the 228-passenger, 168 metre long Scenic Eclipse, which is currently under construction at Uljanik Shipyard in Croatia ahead of expected delivery during 2018.
The UK's Automated Ships Ltd (an M Subs Ltd subsidiary) and Norway's Kongsberg Maritime have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to build the world's first unmanned and fully-automated vessel for offshore operations.
Kongsberg Maritime is to supply an integrated automation solution to South Korean ship owner Ilshin Shipping Company, for installation on a newbuild 50,000 dwt LNG fuelled bulk carrier being built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyard.
An extensive area of the Trondheimsfjord in Northern Norway has been designated as an official test bed for autonomous shipping by the Norwegian Coastal Authority (NCA).
A new partnership has been agreed between Nord University, Bodin and Lofoten Maritime Vocational Schools and the Nordland county administration in Norway, forming the new ‘Maritime Campus North’ with the aim of strengthening education, training and research in Arctic maritime safety and security.
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded a NOK 120 million (approximately US$14 million) Engineering, Procurement, Construction and Installation (EPCI) contract by Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), a subsidiary of Siem Group, to cover engineering and maritime technology deliveries to a RoPax ferry for Irish Continental Group (ICG).
Kongsberg Maritime has been awarded NOK 160 Million (approximately US$19 million) in Engineering, Procurement, Construction & Installation (EPCI) contracts covering two 100 metre ferries under construction for Caledonian Maritime Assets Ltd (CMAL), including supply of all navigation and radio/satellite communications systems.
Modal Training, a multimodal logistics training centre in the UK set to open later this year, reports that it has invested £2 million in a simulation setup from Kongsberg Maritime to offer courses for the maritime sector.
Kongsberg Maritime has entered into a partnership with class society DNV GL to issue product certificates for maritime simulator systems, required by maritime training providers in order to meet flag state requirements under STCW regulation I/12.
Kongsberg Maritime has introduced a new online e-Learning course for familiarisation training on its K-Bridge and K-Nav ECDIS products.
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