Kongsberg Maritime China Zhenjiang Ltd. (KMCZ) has received a record order for
the delivery of 6 main switchboards to Penglai Bohai shipyard in China.
The shipyard will build 6 bulk carriers for two European ship owners, with the
first delivery scheduled for completion by 20 November this year.
"This is a great challenge for us", said Deputy General Manager of KMCZ, Dagfinn
Muller. "KMCZ takes care of the complete switchboard production process. This includes
steel plate processing, mechanical production, painting and assembly of materials
into finished products. With such a short deadline, the manufacturing of parts for
main switchboard frameworks is urgent in order to start the other processes involved",
KMCZ was established in 2008 as a joint venture between Kongsberg Maritime and
the Chinese company Zhenjiang Marine Electrical Appliances. KMCZ has greatly expanded
Kongsberg Maritime's supply potential, and the company 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.
In addition to the joint venture in Zhenjiang, Kongsberg Maritime has a strong
presence in the Chinese market with local offices in Shanghai, Dalian and Guangzhou.