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KONGSBERG's system engineering becomes part of 'The Full Picture'

26. August 2008

New engineering division established to provide project expertise for Offshore and Oil & Gas sectors.

Kongsberg Maritime Engineering
Kongsberg Maritime launches platform for a new division dedicated to system engineering & integration.

Kongsberg Maritime, a leading supplier of integrated systems to the Offshore and Oil & Gas industries launches platform for a new division dedicated to system engineering & integration. Kongsberg Maritime Engineering will offer a coherent engineering and management service based on the company's vast technical competence and over 50 years experience of marine and offshore operations.

On time and to budget

Acting as a primary partner, Kongsberg Maritime Engineering specialises in EIT (Electro Instrumentation & Telecommunications) engineering and system integration, EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) contracting, project management and site management. Installation and commissioning is the priority from day one of any project and the engineering and management services offered by Kongsberg Maritime Engineering ensure that every phase of the project, from concept through to first oil runs smoothly, on time and to budget.

Proven track record

"The formation of Kongsberg Maritime Engineering is a natural progression of the services we already provide in the Offshore and Oil & Gas sectors," comments Torfinn Kildal, President of Kongsberg Maritime. "We have a proven track record of executing safe, successful projects, completed within requirements, with no compromise on safety or quality. The formation of this new division will enable us to play a wider engineering and integration role on a formal basis for existing and new customers."

Commercial off-the-shelf solutions

By utilizing its diverse experience and proprietary standard systems and system components, Kongsberg Maritime is able to provide commercial off-the-shelf solutions that generate both operational and financial benefits to its customers. With Kongsberg Maritime Engineering, the company is able to take its position as supplier to the next level, by taking formal responsibility for projects of all sizes across all vessel types.

An example

A recent example of such activity carried out by Kongsberg Maritime is the conversion of the Odin shuttle tanker into the Alvheim FPSO for the Marathon Oil Company. The project required the integration of both the existing marine and new topside control systems, a highly technical challenge that required an organised approach from day one as the project was tendered as two separate contracts, but with the overall goal of complete integration between the hull and topsides. It was a complex scenario and complex delivery, but through systems and project management experience was completed on time and within budget.

More value to our customers

"Our engineers are involved in undertakings like the Alvheim FPSO every day of the year but with Kongsberg Maritime Engineering established, we can approach these technical, challenging projects from a central point within the company, which will provide even better organisation and ultimately more value to our customers," says Torfinn Kildal. "As with our process simulation and marine offshore simulation divisions, our extensive offering to the Offshore and Oil & Gas industries is made very clear by the introduction of Kongsberg Maritime Engineering."

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