Sonardyne Acquires Maritime Software and Construction Specialist EIVA - 21/05/2019


Subsea technology and systems provider Sonardyne International Ltd. has acquired EIVA, a maritime software and equipment specialist. EIVA will join the Sonardyne group of companies while remaining an independent business and brand. EIVA Chief Executive Officer Jeppe Nielsen, who has been CEO since 2011, will remain in post, while Sonardyne’s Investment and Integration Director Stephen Fasham will take on the role of chairman.

Sustainable Future

The acquisition of EIVA is the latest step in Sonardyne’s long-term growth strategy, fully supported by the Partridge family, which founded and continues to own the company. “We are committed to a sustainable future for Sonardyne,” says Simon Partridge, Sonardyne’s strategy director. “This includes investing in complementary technologies and enterprises that supplement our core expertise in underwater communications, navigation, monitoring and imaging systems.”

Software and Hardware Solutions

EIVA has more than 40 years’ experience in the development and delivery of software and hardware solutions to offshore and shallow water engineering and survey organizations and is increasingly supporting customers with their requirements for higher levels of automation and remote and unmanned operations through its NaviSuite software. The company employs more than 75 people with headquarters in Denmark. Sonardyne and EIVA share a common goal of improving marine operation efficiency, enabling further automation, using embedded intelligence and remote operability.

Photo: Specialist maritime software and equipment company EIVA has joined the Sonardyne group of companies but will remain an independent Danish business and brand.

Last updated: 21/11/2019