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.
NSSLGlobal and Norwegian satcom reseller FleetCom AS have formed a strategic alliance that will see FleetCom selling NSSLGlobal’s range of maritime VSAT solutions in Norway, alongside third party solutions such as Inmarsat’s Fleet Xpress and Fleet One.
ABB has opened a new Integrated Operations Center which aims to assist ship operators in remotely managing their fleet from shore.
The Norwegian Coastal Administration (NCA), Norwegian Coast Guard and the Norwegian Clean Seas Association for Operating Companies (NOFO) report that they have completed a full-scale trial of Kongsberg Maritime’s ‘MBR’ (Maritime Broadband Radio) inter-vessel communication system in the North Sea.
DNV GL grew revenues by 10 per cent in 2014, the group’s first full financial year since the 2013 merger of the Norwegian and German classification societies (DNV and GL).
Marlink has signed a partner agreement with Tampnet which will see 4G LTE (Long Term Evolution) services added to its VSAT and MSS (Mobile Satellite Services) portfolio in the North Sea.
Kongsberg Maritime has donated and installed its K-Pos dynamic positioning system onboard the R/V Gunnerus, a research vessel owned by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU).
Telenor-owned Maritime Communications Partner (MCP) has been chosen by Statoil to build and operate what the company claims will be the world’s largest 4G network at sea.
Maritime Communication Partner (MCP) has announced plans to create a LTE (4G) network on the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS), providing offshore connectivity comparable to that on land.
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