Norbit strengthens marine technology portfolio with Innomar acquisition

Norbit strengthens marine technology portfolio with Innomar acquisition

Norbit, the Norwegian company renowned in the hydrographic sector for its ultra-compact wideband multibeam sonars used in subsea and surface platforms, has entered into an agreement to acquire the German technology company Innomar Technologie. Headquartered in Rostock, Germany, Innomar is a global market leader in parametric sub-bottom technology, which utilizes specialized sound waves to map layers beneath the seabed.

This technology has a wide range of applications, including mapping sediment layers for offshore wind turbine installations, conducting general underwater geological surveys, and detecting buried objects such as pipelines, cables, rocks and archaeological artefacts. Innomar has sold systems to more than 80 countries worldwide.

Empowering exploration efforts

“We are enthusiastic about welcoming Innomar to the Norbit family. Nearly 30 years of accumulated domain knowledge with a strong and well-established brand aligns with Norbit’s vision to be recognized as world-class, enabling people to explore more. Innomar has an experienced team, and the product portfolio is complementary to our existing sonar technology,” stated Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, CEO of Norbit. Innomar operations will continue in Rostock under the Innomar brand as Innomar, a Norbit Company.

As the new owner of Innomar, Norbit plans to leverage their combined resources and expertise to generate positive synergies. The primary goal is to collaboratively deliver advanced technology that empowers clients in their exploration efforts, said Peter K. Eriksen, the business unit director of Norbit Oceans.

Sabine Müller, CEO of Innomar, stated: “Joining forces with Norbit is a great opportunity for Innomar. This partnership aligns well with our long-standing commitment to deliver high-quality technology in the oceans domain. We believe that Norbit’s global reach and resources will help us to serve our customers even better and explore new opportunities in the maritime industry. We look forward to working together and contributing to our shared goals.”

More details on Norbit’s acquisition of Innomar will be available in the upcoming issue of Hydro International, as well as on our website and in our newsletter.

From left to right: Sabine Müller, CEO of Innomar; Peter Koldgaard Eriksen, business unit director of Norbit Oceans; Jens Lowag, Technical CTO of Innomar; and Per Jørgen Weisethaunet, CEO of Norbit. (Image courtesy Kristoffer Hylland Skogheim)
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