Kongsberg Completes Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine Acquisition - 02/04/2019

Following European Commission approval, Kongsberg Maritime parent company, Kongsberg Gruppen, has completed the acquisition of Rolls-Royce Commercial Marine (RRCM). Officially part of Kongsberg Maritime, RRCM will operate under the Kongsberg brand and the Kongsberg Maritime legal entity.

Ocean space expert

“Together we are now well positioned in the market. Our ambition is to lead the development of the future maritime industry globally in close cooperation with customers and partners. We shall be the ocean space expert. We have spent a long-time planning and preparing, now the work of ensuring a successful integration begins”, said Geir Håøy, CEO of Kongsberg.

Autonomous vessels

With the acquisition, Kongsberg Maritime expands its global presence and customer proximity, supporting, and empowering more sustainable safe and secure marine operations for all vessel types through cutting-edge operational technology including automation, navigation and control systems. RRCM’s expertise also strengthens Kongsberg’s leadership in maritime digitalization, ship intelligence and enabling technologies for autonomous vessels.

Power and propulsion systems

“Our goal is to further develop our track record of innovation and dedication in helping our customers meet the evolving challenges of the maritime industry be it through cutting-edge autonomy and digital solutions or highly reliable power and propulsion systems”, said Bård Bjørløw, EVP global sales and marketing, Kongsberg Maritime. “As we continue to create new future-proof answers to today’s challenges, we’re confident that integration possibilities of the next generation will unlock new efficiencies and contribute to sustainability. I am looking forward to welcoming 3,600 highly skilled new colleagues”, adds President of Kongsberg Maritime Egil.

Last updated: 09/04/2019