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KONGSBERG to supply first main switchboard package integrated with K-Chief

2. April 2009

Complete electrical package for New Times Shipbuilding Company from new Kongsberg Maritime joint venture in China.

First order for the delivery of a K-Chief 500 automation system integrated with a main switchboard including power management system.

Kongsberg Maritime China Zhenjiang Ltd (KMCZ) has taken its first ever order for the delivery of a Kongsberg Maritime K-Chief 500 automation system integrated with a main switchboard, including Power Management Systems control, for a series of Greek-owned bulk carriers in production at the New Times Yard in China. This milestone contract is the first project where a main switchboard has been successfully integrated with Kongsberg Maritime's scope of supply in the merchant market.

Best choice

"From an automation point of view, Kongsberg Maritime has a strong position at the yard and the close networking with our colleagues in Europe, in-charge of sales towards the Greek ship owner, certainly helped our staff at Zhenjiang and Shanghai to get this important order," says Dagfinn Muller, Deputy General Manager at KMCZ. "Our presence in both China and Greece proved effective, and in the end, both the Greek ship owner and shipyard were convinced that a package including K-Chief 500, AutoChief C20, a main switchboard and starter cabinets from Kongsberg Maritime was the best choice."

Complete packages

KMCZ has greatly expanded Kongsberg Maritime's supply potential, as it can now offer a range of electrical equipment for commercial and engineering vessels. Equipment such as low-voltage switchboards, starter cabinets and transformers, integrated to Kongsberg Maritime's present automation and control solutions form the basis of complete packages of integrated systems to the Chinese market.

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