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Kongsberg Maritime: KONGSBERG’s New Integrated Position Reference Solution Wins OSJ Dynamic Positioning Award

Press Release   •   Feb 08, 2018 10:42 GMT

Left to right: Edwin Lampert, Head of content at Riviera Maritime Media, Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer Support, Kongsberg Seatex, Steve Labdon, Managing Director, Riviera Maritime Media

Kongsberg, Norway, 8 February 2018 – Kongsberg Seatex’s Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer Support, was honoured to be presented with the Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning Award at a gala ceremony in London last night (7 February 2018). The award was given for KONGSBERG’s new integrated Global Navigation Satellite System (GNSS) positioning solution, DPS i2 & i4, which was chosen to win in a public online vote. Launched in October last year, DPS i2 & i4 represents a cutting-edge integrated solution for DP reference applications, designed to be fully scalable and future-proof in order to support customers to operate efficiently in high-precision DP applications.

“As ever, competition was incredibly tough, with technical innovations that benefit the safety and effectiveness of DP operations from several key players under consideration for the 2018 award,” said OSJ conference chairman and Riviera Maritime Media’s head of content, Edwin Lampert. “We put the shortlisted companies in each category to a public online vote and the result in this category tells us that the potential operational advantages enabled by the tight technology integration, scalability and flexibility of KONGSBERG’s DPS i2 & i4 solution resonated with the industry, making it a worthy winner of this year’s award.”

“It’s an honour to have our work recognised by the Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning Award,” said Vidar Bjørkedal, VP Sales & Customer support Kongsberg Seatex. “We are proud that the latest addition to our position reference system portfolio has been recognised as a positive development by the very people that will be using it in the years to come.”

The Offshore Support Journal Dynamic Positioning award is awarded to the developer of an innovative DP product or system, or contractor responsible for an especially innovative application of DP on a project. Accordingly, DPS i2 and DPS i4’s unique combination of motion gyro compass (MGCTM) and motion reference unit (MRUTM) technology, in addition to integration of multi GNSS and inertial sensors brings a new approach that among others, means that no additional augmentation service is required for precision positioning data during DP operations.


For further information, please contact:

Henning Langlete

Kongsberg Seatex AS

Tel: +47 9321 8600

Saul Trewern

Saltwater Stone

Tel: +44 (0)1202 669244

About Kongsberg Maritime

Kongsberg Maritime is a global marine technology company providing innovative and reliable technology solutions for all marine industry sectors including merchant, offshore, subsea and naval. Headquartered in Kongsberg, Norway, the company has manufacturing, sales and service facilities in 20 countries.

Kongsberg Maritime systems for vessels cover all aspects of marine automation, safety, manoeuvring, navigation, and dynamic positioning. Subsea solutions include single and multibeam echo sounders, sonars, AUV/Underwater Robotics, underwater navigation, communication and camera 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.

In parallel with its extensive technology portfolio, Kongsberg Maritime provides services within EIT (Electro, Instrument & Telecom) engineering and system integration, on an EPC (Engineering, Procurement & Construction) basis.

Kongsberg Maritime delivers solutions that cover all aspects of technology underwater and on the water, aboard new build and retrofit vessels, and on offshore platforms and rigs, often under a single supplier strategy called The Full Picture.

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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