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Kongsberg lands $50M deal to equip two seismic vessels

Kongsberg Maritime will deliver integrated navigation, Dynamic Positioning and back-deck systems for two Ramform Titan-class seismic vessels which Petroleum Geo Services (PGS) is having built at the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries yard in Japan.

The contracts, valued at more than US$50m, were signed by Kongsberg Maritime and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries after Norway-based PGS ordered a further two Ramform Titan-class vessels last October.

Kongsberg says that it will deliver ‘Full Picture’ packages for vessels three and four based on the systems supplied for the first two vessels, which are close to completion and expected to be delivered this year. Ramform Titan-class vessels three and four are scheduled for delivery in 2015.

The Ramform Titan-class vessel design includes an upgraded GeoStreamer based seismic package. To support that technology developed by PGS, Kongsberg Evotec, a subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime, will deliver back-deck handling systems, hydraulic and winch systems and an integrated control system.

A specialised redundant seismic track system will be delivered as part of the Kongsberg Maritime K-Pos DP class 2 system and Thruster Control Systems, whilst navigation for Ramform Titan-class vessels will be carried out using the K-Bridge integrated system.

Geir Håøy, president of Kongsberg Maritime, said: “Our ‘Full Picture’ seismic offering includes advanced vessel navigation and manoeuvring systems for efficient and secure transit and operations, a wide range of integrated seismic back-deck handling systems for improving operational safety and efficiency, together with specific technical solutions to enhance seismic acquisition.”

“As a single supplier for such a wide range of innovative systems, we are in a strong position to support the expanding seismic market and are well positioned to capitalise on market investment in the coming years.”

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