Swedish Coastguard Accepts GeoSwath - 30/09/2013

Kongsberg GeoAcoustics has completed the Swedish Coastguard (KBV) project with the installation and full acceptance of a 125kHz GeoSwath multibeam on the fourth and final new-build multipurpose vessel. These vessels, all under the Swedish flag, are defined as multi-purpose vessels with the possibility of oil recovery, conforming to class GL 100A5 DP0 Oil Recovery Vessel E2 HC-/2 and conforming to the Swedish Maritime Administration for traffic in international voyage service area ‘A’.

The vessels are to serve as environmental protection and surveillance ships and will aid the Coast Guard in vessel traffic management, environmental monitoring, border security, fisheries, customs- and police checks at sea.

The vessels, named KBV031 to 034, were built by P+S Werften in Wolgast, Germany and were part of the ‘Full Picture’ delivery which involved close collaboration between various companies and departments within Kongsberg Maritime. This long-running project involved Kongsberg supplying the total package for each vessel including: the K-Bridge Integrated Navigation system, the K-Chief Integrated alarm, monitoring and control system, the C-Pos Dynamic Positioning system and the GeoSwath Plus Multibeam. The contract included basic and detailed design of each system, technical layout, delivery, start-up, testing and commissioning.

Image: Swedish Coastguard vessel KBV 032 during operation in the Baltic Sea.

Last updated: 24/10/2020