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Kongsberg supplies Petrofac pipelayer

Kongsberg reports that it has won a contract from shipbuilder ZPMC to supply all electrical, telecom and integrated control systems for a deep-water derrick lay vessel which it is to build for Petrofac UK.

The deal, worth more than NOK 230 million ($37m), was awarded by Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industries (ZPMC) to Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Norwegian technology company Kongsberg Maritime.

The new JSD 6000 is to be built at a ZPMC yard in China for Petrofac UK. Its design by Ulstein Sea of Solutions integrates J-Lay, S-Lay and derrick functions. The vessel, suitable for deep and shallow waters, will be available for construction and installation activities in early 2017.

The Kongsberg contract includes supply and integration of electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages.

In addition, the scope of supply includes generators, switchboards, automation, navigation & DP systems, radio and satellite communications, networking and on board entertainment, safety technology and monitoring systems such as a helideck monitoring system.

"This is a milestone contract for Kongsberg Maritime Engineering, and one of the most extensive 'Full Picture' contracts that Kongsberg Maritime has secured to date," says Geir Håøy, president, Kongsberg Maritime.

"Our approach of acting as a single supplier for all aspects of maritime vessel technology combined with being close to the customer in all major shipbuilding regions positions us as a natural partner for large integrated projects and we are proud to have been chosen to play such an important part in the development of Petrofac UK's new unit."

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