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Peter A. Hunter Replaces Larry Puddister on Kraken Robotics' Board

also brings subsea technology expertise to Kraken’s Board, having served 3 years as the Chairman of Hydroid, LLC, a company specializing in unmanned underwater vehicles (UUVs) with its REMUS UUV brand. Hunter was Chairman of Hydroid from its early days to its eventual acquisition by Kongsberg Maritime, AS, in 2008. Hydroid was subsequently acquired from Kongsberg in 2020 by Huntington Ingalls, the US Navy’s largest shipbuilder and UUV provider (now known as HII).Commenting on the changes, Greg Reid, Kraken’s President, CEO and Director, noted, “We are very pleased to welcome

Christian Bekkevold Nilsen (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Appoints New Leader of Finance

Kongsberg Maritime has announced the appointment of Christian Bekkevold Nilsen as its new executive vice president finance.Bekkevold Nilsen will join Kongsberg Maritime on October 9, 2023, following Per Håvard Siljan Hjukse who has taken over the role as EVP propulsion and handling for the company.Christian Bekkevold Nilsen has spent several years working both in Asia and in other European countries in addition to Norway. He has held leading finance positions in companies like Norconsult, Nord Pool and Alstom, and most recently as CFO in Quantafuel ASA. He holds a Master of Science degree in

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan has today been appointed as the new President of Kongsberg Maritime. Photo courtesy Kongsberg Maritime/By Arild Brun Kjeldaas

Edvardsen Haugan takes the Helm at Kongsberg Maritime

Lisa Edvardsen Haugan was appointed as the new President of Kongsberg Maritime, the largest business area of Kongsberg, replacing  Egil Haugsdal starting in November 2022.Edvardsen Haugan has long and extensive experience from both the defense and civil business area in Kongsberg Gruppen ASA (KONGSBERG), including having been EVP Finance at Kongsberg Maritime and Finance Director at Kongsberg Protech Systems. She currently heads the Deck Machinery & Motion Control division of Kongsberg Maritime.“Following a thorough process to recruit a new leader for Kongsberg Maritime, I am proud to

John Bozzelle (Photo: Furuno USA)

Furuno USA Hires Bozzelle As Commercial Business Development Manager

, specializing in that field and engaging in projects with a number of different companies. He has held positions with system integrators, equipment manufacturers and vessel owners throughout the years, such as field engineer, project engineer, and project department manager for Hornbeck Offshore, Kongsberg Maritime, Beier Integrated Systems, and others.Bozzelle established his own business in 2018 as a technical representative, quoting equipment packages and performing sea trials and field surveys for shipyards, vessel owners and naval architects around the country.

Morten Hasås, formerly of Scantech Industries, is to join the Digital Ocean team at Kongsberg Digital as Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation. Photo: Kongsberg

Hasås joins Kongsberg Digital as SVP for Maritime Simulation

Morten Hasås will join Kongsberg Digital on January 1, 2021, as Senior Vice President for Maritime Simulation. Previously CEO of Scantech Industries, Hasås has held top management positions at ScanSense, Scanmar and Kongsberg Maritime.“With Morten we are strengthening the already solid Maritime Simulation team at Kongsberg Digital,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, Executive Vice President of Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “Our maritime simulators are used by educational and research institutions worldwide, and we need to continue to deliver on the high expectations of

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Kongsberg Maritime Launches Remote DPO Training

As the maritime world continues to turn to digital technologies to help maintain business operations amid the coronavirus pandemic, Kongsberg Maritime is planning to digital platforms to ramp up remote delivery of targeted training.The Norwegian tech company says it is now offering basic Dynamic Positioning Operator (DPO) courses fully remotely from start to finish, including the practical part of the training.Using virtual machines, students can engage in practical exercises with a remote K-Pos trainer, in addition to completing theory and assessment modules online. Kongsberg says the hands-on

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Remote Training with Vessel-specific Software

Kongsberg Maritime announced an integrated strategy to deliver remote, targeted training for its customers. Providing this service through digital platforms reduces travel, cost, time away from home and climate footprint. Three products – Remote Training, e-Learning and K-CAT (Kongsberg Competence Assessment Tool) – combine to ensure that vessel crews can fully benefit from Kongsberg’s expertise from the convenience and safety of their homes or offices.Remote Training is delivered through established virtual classrooms and online training tools. The virtual/digital training

Jon Holvik was named Thrustmaster's Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems.

Holvik joins Thrustmaster

as the Executive Vice President for Business Development of Dynamic Positioning Systems. In this new role, Holvik will be responsible to oversee the DP product business and develop growth and improvement.Holvik brings more than 30 years of experience in the DP field, having previously worked with Kongsberg Maritime starting as a service engineer, then being promoted to sales manager, vice president of sales and marketing and finally president of Kongsberg Maritime, Inc.  He also was involved in the start-up of the marine technology society (MTS) DP committee and served on the executive advisory board

Autonomous shipping company Massterly has appointed Tom Eystø (left) as managing director and Per Brinchmann as chair of the company's board (Photo: Massterly)

Autonomous Shipping Firm Massterly Appoints Top Brass

revolutionize shipping and the industry will need technical and operational support from expert organizations such as Massterly if the full economic and environmental benefits are to be realized,” said Eystø, who is transitioning to the managing director role from his place as head of Kongsberg Maritime’s autonomy program. Eystø has also held senior positions within dynamic positioning and other relevant technologies at KONGSBERG.“The combined experience and skillset of KONGSBERG and Wilhelmsen position Massterly clearly at the forefront of autonomous shipping,” said

KDI - K-Sim fishery 01 (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg to Deliver Fisheries Training Simulator

Kongsberg Digital has signed a contract with Lofoten Vocational School for development and delivery of a complete new K-Sim Fishery Simulator with fish finding and fish catching applications. The simulator will be based on sophisticated Kongsberg K-Sim simulation technology and market-leading Kongsberg Maritime (SIMRAD) professional fishery equipment, including echo sounders, sonars and trawl monitoring systems. Demand for a fishing vessel specific simulator, integrating all key operations on board has grown in recent years, based on implementation of new STCW requirements (STCW-F), advancement

The Kognifai digital platform is a set of tools built on modern Cloud technology providing access to KONGSBERG and third-party simulation solutions. (Image: Kongsberg)

Maritime's Digital Transformation & Simulation-based Training

the Internet of Things, smart data, artificial intelligence, maritime simulation, automation and autonomous operations and in July 2016became the parent organization for the staff, products and expertise of the incumbent Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies and the maritime simulation department of Kongsberg Maritime. Kongsberg Digital also supports the Kongsberg Information Management System (K-IMS), a future-looking open platform for vessel management and operation that offers full integration of sensors and systems for smart data and decision support and acts as the bridge between offshore marine systems

Ocean Signal founder, Alan Wrigley (left), hands over the reins to Neil Jordan (right) (Photo: Ocean Signal)

Ocean Signal MD Wrigley Steps Down

the 1970s with Racal Marine, engineering marine HF and MF equipment. He then became a director for Sharp Autopilots, before he left in 1984 to start the original Navico Ltd where he led the development of Axis VHF radios and was involved in the development of the first waterproof radio. Following Kongsberg Maritime’s acquisition of Navico, Wrigley became managing director of Simrad Ltd from 2000 to 2008. New Ocean Signal Managing Director Jordan was appointed as the company’s Senior Project Manager in April this year. He has more than 20 years’ experience in the maritime and land

From left to right: Alastair Pettie, Rune Haukom, Steve Nell, Shaun Ortell, Pierre Marais, Wojtek Kowalczyk  (Photo: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Maritime Opens South African Facility

Kongsberg said it has opened its first office and warehouse facility in the Republic of South Africa on Friday, November 4, 2016. Located in Cape Town’s airport zone, the new Kongsberg Maritime South Africa facility joins the company’s global network of first party sites, consisting 64 offices located in 20 countries, employing more than 4,000 people.   Kongberg's expansion in South Africa comes as the Government’s National Development Plan turns toward maritime resources as part of ‘Operation Phakisa’; a program implemented to unlock the economic potential of

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Custom Engine Room Simulator for RAN

The Commonwealth of Australia (CoA), Department of Defence has contracted Kongsberg Maritime to develop and deliver a new K-Sim Engine simulator model to the Royal Australian Navy’s HMAS Cerberus training facility located south of Melbourne, Australia. The new model will run on the existing KONGSBERG K-Sim Engine desktop simulator delivered to HMAS Cerberus in 2013, which is maintained under a Long Term System Support Program (LTSSP) agreement signed in 2015. The customized simulator model is a high-fidelity representation of the engine room configuration on the LSD(A) (Landing Ship Dock

Egil Haugsdal (Photo: Kongsberg)

Haugsdal to Take Over as Kongsberg Maritime Head

Egil Haugsdal has been selected to take over as President of Kongsberg Maritime. Haugsdal holds extensive leadership experience from KONGSBERG, currently leading Kongsberg Oil & Gas Technologies, with previous experience as Executive Vice President of Business Development and as President of Kongsberg Protech Systems.   Haugsdal will assume his new position after a short period of overlap with current president Geir Håøy, who will assume the position of CEO of KONGSBERG in June 2016.   “I am delighted with the confidence I have been given,” Haugsdal said.

David Wilson (Image: Kongsberg Maritime)

Kongsberg Names New Manager for Offshore Production

Global marine technology company, Kongsberg Maritime has appointed a new business manager for the Offshore Production division of its Kongsberg Maritime Ltd base in Aberdeen. David Wilson brings to the role more than 27 years of experience in the marine engineering industry, the vast majority of which has been spent with Kongsberg Maritime. He has played an integral role within a number of teams, holding key positions within technical sales and business development, covering offshore support, offshore survey and construction, merchant shipping, marine research and naval markets, the comapny said.

Sanjiv Wagh (Photo: Bibby Ship Management)

Bibby Adds New Deputy MD in India

Bibby Ship Management has welcomed Sanjiv Wagh as Deputy Managing Director of its India offices. With more than 30 years of industry experience, Wagh joins Bibby Ship Management from Kongsberg where he was General Sales Manager for Kongsberg Maritime India. During his time with Kongsberg, he occupied a number of roles covering research and development, ship simulation and analytics. Wagh will handle Bibby Ship Management India support functions and other operational areas within each local business.   

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