Unmanned fireboat to be developed

The unmanned RALamander fireboat aims to keep marine firefighting professionals out of harm’s way. Fires involving containers, petrochemicals, shore-side structures or vessels can be dealt with more quickly in situations where toxic smoke or explosion risk may obstruct manned vessels from responding effectively. 

New maritime simulator park opens in Rotterdam

Simwave B.V. and Kongsberg Digital have completed the Site Acceptance Test of one of the largest maritime simulation suites ever delivered. This means that the new Simwave Maritime Center of Excellence in Barendrecht, Rotterdam is now fully operational. 

Kongsberg Maritime receives 2018 SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award

SAFETY4SEA is pleased to announce that Kongsberg Maritime has received the 2018 SMART4SEA Energy Efficiency Award at the prestigious 2018 SMART4SEA Awards Ceremony which successfully concluded on January the 30th, the evening ahead of the SMART4SEA Conference, at Yacht Club of Greece in Athens.

DNV GL approves Kongsberg’s digital engine room simulators

Kongsberg Digital has received DNV-GL statements of compliance for two Engine Room Simulator models, designed to provide training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The certification, based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12, was awarded to the DEDF Cruise Ferry and L11 MAN 6S70 ME SCC K-Sim Engine models in December 2017.

Bourbon, BV join forces on automation and cyber security

French offshore company Bourbon and classification society Bureau Veritas have signed a strategic partnership agreement to develop and deploy automation and real time monitoring fleet applications, developing digital technologies, while mitigating cyber risks.

Top green shipping stories of 2017

As we are heading towards the end of 2017, we take a look back at the significant developments for the protection of the marine environment. The entry into force of the BWM Convention, the exclusion of shipping in the EU ETS, the initiatives towards electrification and decarbonization compile the scenery of a challenging year for shipping.

New test-bed for autonomous ships opens in Norway

The new area is open to both Norwegian and international organisations, in order to support the growth in development of new solutions for autonomous maritime operations. The test-bed is the third of its kind in the country and only the fourth such approved area in the world.

Kongsberg gets first DNV GL cyber security type approval

DNV GL and Kongsberg announced development of a new type approval programme for the cyber security assessment of control system components, focusing on verifying both the technical reliability and cyber security of control systems. 

Yara Birkeland test model design demonstrated

A six-meter long model of the final design of the autonomous and zero emission container vessel “Yara Birkeland” was launched in SINTEF Ocean’s sea laboratory in Trondheim, Norway, on 28 September.

Kongsberg to supply SEACOR’s PSV with hybrid power system

Kongsberg has signed an agreement with MEXMAR, for installing a new integrated ‘Full Picture’ technology on the Platform Supply Vessel, SEACOR Maya, focused on decreasing CO2, NOx and SOx emissions and reducing operating costs through reduced fuel consumption.


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