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Kongsberg Maritime expands Canadian operations to high-tech ocean technology hub, COVE

Press release   •   Sep 09, 2019 11:00 BST

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE)

Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, 6th September 2019 – Kongsberg Maritime has expanded its Canadian operation by establishing a presence at COVE, the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship, in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Already a major player in the Canadian ocean technology sector with its East Coast Canadian headquarters located in Dartmouth’s Burnside Industrial Park since 1992, the addition of a new COVE office provides KONGSBERG with access to an 8-acre site, a 13-acre water lot, 2,850 feet of docks and piers, office space, 10,000 square feet of incubation space and 16,500 square feet of shop and lab space that it will share with other members of the ocean tech community.

The open culture at COVE is vital to sharing ideas that can improve performance and sustainability across the Canadian and global ocean economies.

“Our presence at COVE is a logical extension of our established Dartmouth office,” said Nick Burchill, Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime, Canada. “COVE keeps us in touch with developments in the local ocean tech sector and brings us closer to our customers and industry partners. We look forward to expanding on existing relationships and finding new ways to introduce Canadian ocean tech to the world.”

“We are very pleased to have KONGSBERG join the family of COVE tenants,” said Jim Hanlon, CEO of COVE. “This world-leading company has been a long-time part of the ocean technology community here in Atlantic Canada and now they are bringing their innovative ideas directly into COVE. We have already seen the KONGSBERG team with other COVE tenants on innovation projects and we are expecting to see more coming soon.”

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For further information, please contact:

Gunvor Hatling Midtbø, VP Communication              
Kongsberg Maritime
Tel: +47 9921 4209
gunvor.hatling.midtbo@km.kongsberg.com

Saul Trewern
Saltwater Stone
Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244
s.trewern@saltwater-stone.com

About Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable ‘Full Picture’ technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, cruise, subsea and naval. Kongsberg Maritime established its first permanent office in Canada in the 1990s. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, Kongsberg Maritime has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 34 countries. Including a manufacturing facility in Port Coquitlam British Colombia and a Sales and Support facility in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia.

Kongsberg Maritime solutions cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, manoeuvring, navigation, and dynamic positioning as well as energy management, deck handling and propulsion systems, and ship design services. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV and USV, underwater navigation and communication systems.

Training courses at locations globally, LNG solutions, information management, position reference systems and technology for seismic and drilling operations are also part of the company’s diverse technology portfolio. Additionally, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

Kongsberg Maritime is part of Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG), an international, knowledge-based group that celebrated 200 years in business during 2014. KONGSBERG supplies high-technology systems and solutions to customers in the oil and gas industry, the merchant marine, and the defence and aerospace industries.

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About COVE

The Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) is a collaborative facility for applied innovation in the ocean sector.

Our mission is to propel the ocean economy by providing high quality marine infrastructure and a collaborative space in which a community of ocean enterprises can start, grow and prosper. Our primary goal is to support ocean technology commercialization.

Located in what was once the Canadian Coast Guard facility on Halifax Harbour, this hub is home to local and global ocean technology businesses, post-secondary institutions, researchers, and marine-based and service businesses that support the ocean sector. The COVE site features extensive marine facilities with two large, deep-water piers, office space, an incubator and space for shops and labs.

COVE is a community that brings together the best and the brightest to push ocean tech advances to market. It’s a space that fosters innovation and cross-pollinates expertise, ideas, and resources among members, COVE is where business growth, opportunity, and technical advances happen.

Members have access to shared equipment and infrastructure, and the resources of the management team to nurture partnerships in forming technology leadership projects. As well, with initiatives and a site designed to encourage formal and informal networking, COVE members can connect with the people, companies, and opportunities essential to grow their business.

The advances that are developed through COVE will have practical, commercial and revolutionary applications in ocean tech. There is a global need for ocean tech solutions. The impact of what happens at COVE has local, provincial, national and international significance.