Kongsberg introduces new underwater mountable thruster with permanent magnet motor

Kongsberg Maritime has added a new size of underwater mountable thruster, with a 3.7-meter propeller and 4.2 MW power output , to its range.

Suited to a range of vessels including drill ships, wind farm vessels, and production vessels, the new UUC PM 355 thruster delivers 81 tonnes of bollard pull and features a permanent magnet (PM) motor.

The UUC PM 355 has a compact design with less space required in the machine room thanks to the integrated PM motor.

Kongsberg Maritime has more than 25 years...


COLUMN | Drip, drip, drip: Marinakis orders eight PSVs; DSOC jackup moves; Paratus and Northern Ocean raise capital [Offshore Accounts]

There was only one story in offshore this week, the news that Greek shipowner Evangelos Marinakis has doubled down on this bet on the platform supply vessel (PSV) market by making the single biggest order in the entire segment in the last decade. His Capital Offshore has placed an order for four firm diesel-electric, DP2, […]

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Kongsberg Maritime Secures Contract for Hybrid Chemical Tankers with Tärntank

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract to design and equip a tenth hybrid chemical tanker for Danish operator Tärntank. These new vessels will significantly reduce carbon emissions through a combination of clean technologies.

Innovative Design and Technology:

  • Wind-Assist Technology:
    • The latest four vessels will feature wind-assist technology, expected to reduce emissions by up to 19%.
    • The new tankers will have an Energy Efficiency Design Index (EEDI) nearly 40% below the 2025 Phase 3...


Kongsberg unveils design for new “Super-Efficient Bulker”

Super-Efficient Bulker air bubble system

Can ship owners meet stringent future compliance targets without abandoning conventional fuels? Kongsberg Maritime has unveiled a new “Super-Efficient Bulker” vessel design concept intended to enable owners to do just that.

Developed together with Deltamarin, the design, says Kongsberg, demonstrates that compliance with future regulations is achievable even when using conventional fuels and promises fuel cost savings between 40-50% depending on the operational profile.

“While low-carbon fuels are...


Kongsberg Maritime gains AiP for “Chief to Shore” functionality

Classification society DNV has granted Kongsberg Maritime its Approval in Principle for a “Chief to Shore” functionality that enables a key role to be transferred from a ship to a shore-based control center, marking a significant step in the journey towards uncrewed vessel operations. The move will enable the role of chief engineer to be located in a remote operations center (ROC), where the duties can be carried out from a desk-based workstation, instead of onboard a vessel.

From the...


Kongsberg makes its Jet Control System available for its larger waterjets

Kongsberg Maritime’s Jet Control System is now available for the company’s larger, S-series stainless steel waterjets, offering improved maneuverability and easier installation for vessels up to 50 meters in length.

The Jet Control System (JCS) is used to control waterjet steering, reversing bucket and optional interceptor functions, and can accommodate up to three control stations and can operate with twin, triple or quad steerable waterjet installations. The integrated feedback signals provide...


Kongsberg Maritime to Upgrade Normand Sentinel with Advanced Rim-Drive Thrusters

Kongsberg Maritime is set to enhance Solstad’s Normand Sentinel, a prominent subsea construction vessel, with their latest electric rim-drive azimuth thrusters. This upgrade marks a significant step forward in maritime energy efficiency and sustainability.

James Poulton, SVP of Aftermarket Sales, Kongsberg Maritime states that “The anticipated energy savings, particularly in DP mode, will ensure the vessel remains a preferred choice in the market.”

Vessel Upgrade Details

The Normand Sentinel, a...


LNG-fueled Matson newbuilds will have Kongsberg hybrid electrical systems

The three 3,600 TEU LNG-fueled Aloha class containerships on order at Philly Shipyard for Honolulu-headquartered Matson Navigation will feature Kongsberg Maritime hybrid electrical systems. At 260 meters (854 feet) long, the Aloha-class vessels are the largest Jones Act containerships ever built. Being built to operate on Matson’s China-Long Beach Express (CLX) service, the vessels are designed to operate at speeds in excess of 23 knots in support of Matson’s service hallmark – timely delivery...


Austal USA selects Kongsberg Promas systems for its first OPC

Austal USA has selected Kongsberg Maritime to supply its Promas propulsion system to the latest ship in the United States Coast Guard’s new Offshore Patrol Cutter (OPC) Heritage Class program.

This initial contract is to supply Kongsberg Maritime equipment for the fifth ship, Coast Guard Cutter Pickering, which is the first to be built by Austal USA at its shipyard in Mobile, Alabama.

The Coast Guard’s new OPC program is expected to run up to 25 ships. The new vessels will replace the Coast...


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