MTR100: Kongsberg Maritime

Greg Trauthwein

Kongsberg Maritime
Horten, Norway
President/CEO: Egil Haugsdal
No. of Employees: 11,000

Kongsberg Maritime’s subsea portfolio includes everything from underwater robots and transponders to hydroacoustic sonar systems and cloud-based infrastructure for data storage and analysis. The company’s subsea portfolio includes single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, underwater vehicles and subsea transponders and positioning systems, in addition to software and solutions for defense customers. 

In line with other marine sectors, Kongsberg Maritime is also at the forefront of digitalization for subsea applications. Mapping Cloud, which provides easy storage of different types of data within the Cloud, offers an accessible and practical means of uploading and distributing real-time data, which can be subsequently made available to use in diverse applications and products. The company continues to excel with new developments, having unveiled two advanced USVs and a new generation of its HUGIN AUV, between December 2018 and July 2019.

Kongsberg Maritime completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine on April 1, 2019 and today covers a fleet of more than 30,000 vessels.

The Tech
The latest Kongsberg AUV, HUGIN Superior is its most advanced, with significantly enhanced data, positioning and endurance capabilities. KONGSBERG’s new Sounder USV is a uniquely versatile multipurpose platform designed to work across different market segments. Alongside class-leading operational, digital, power and propulsion systems for diverse vessels, Kongsberg also offers field-proven hydroacoustic systems including; multibeam beam echo sounders, synthetic aperture sonars, fishing sonars, naval sonars, positioning and subsea communication equipment, heading/motion sensing instruments, and sound velocity sensors and processing software. Kongsberg also offers Mapping Cloud, a new digital platform offering an accessible and practical means of uploading and distributing real-time data, which can be made available to use in diverse applications and products. With Mapping Cloud, data uploaded in e.g., Australia could be processed in Paris and the results displayed in San Francisco on a user’s favorite application. By sharing secure data that can be worked on simultaneously, colleagues in different locations can share the workload and potentially generate invaluable insights. Mapping Cloud also negates the need for local disk storage: data files are securely transferred, managed, shared, processed and archived on servers hosted in Kongsberg’s cloud-based Kognifai open digital platform.

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