Kongsberg Celebrates Its 200th Year Anniversary

Established on 20 March 1814, the Kongsberg Group (KOG) celebrates 200 years in business today. The company can boast the longest industrial history in Norway, with continuous operations since its foundation. As part of the Kongsberg Group (KOG), Kongsberg Maritime has played an important role in the development of the Norwegian technology company, which over two centuries has become a global leader within the maritime, oil & gas, defence and aerospace industries. KOG, originally Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk, was formed as a munitions company 200 years ago. In the years since it has grown to represent the best of Norwegian and international... (read more)
2014-03-20 11:35:14

VT TSS Bought By its Own Management

TSS (International) Ltd has been formed following a successful management buy-out of VT TSS Ltd from the VT Group Plc. Building upon recent successes, the strategy of the company’s new owners will continue to be one of growth through its expanding range of products and services that are sold under the TSS and S G Brown brand names. Under its new ownership, the board of directors for TSS (International) consists of; Mr Terry Madden, chairman, Mr John Frost managing director, Miss Angela Suggate, finance director, Mr Steve Cowls, technology director and Mr Guthrie Robertson, business development director. TSS supplies high... (read more)
2005-08-10 12:00:00

The Coastal State and Its EEZ

Navigational and hydrographic responsibilities
The United Nations Convention on the Law of the Sea (UNCLOS) has designated rights and responsibilities to all States party to the convention in the various maritime zones that may be claimed by such a State. The outer limits of all maritime zones are determined from baselines drawn by the coastal State, with the exception of a continental shelf claim, and even one of the criteria for this is related to baselines. The determination of these is therefore the first priority of the coastal State. Coastal and Flag States may enjoy some rights under previous conventions, but to be able... (read more)
2008-01-01 01:00:00

IMCA Strengthens Its Council With Two Senior Appointments

Two new representatives from the International Marine Contractors Association’s (IMCA) global contractors have been appointed to IMCA’s Council. Harke Jan Meek is chief commercial officer at Heerema Marine Contractors (HMC). Iain Grainger is VP Commercial for McDermott’s Europe & Africa Region and General Manager of the UK office, having recently relocated from Houston where he was VP of Corporate Strategy. In this capacity Harke Jan is a member of the HMC Board and responsible for the commercial and technology departments.He joined HMC in 2012 in a commercial and business development role for SURF projects, and was appointed as Senior Vice... (read more)
2016-06-22 10:27:34

Packed Oceans’16 MTS IEEE to Open Its Doors

The Oceans’16 MTS IEEE conference, to be held from 19-23 September 2016 in Monterey, USA, is looking forward to offering its approx. 2,000 delegates access to 130 exhibitors, 11 tutorials, eight workshops and a record number of 510 technical presentations. All is set for it to become an exciting week of sharing information, networking and professional discussions. The Oceans’16 MTS/IEEE conference is to be held at the Portola Plaza Hotel and the Monterey Marriott, with plenary sessions at the Golden State Theatre. The subjects of the technical presentations cover the wide range of the hydrographic and oceanographic workfield from AUVs... (read more)
2016-09-13 02:44:41

Navis Makes its Full-scale Debut at Europort 2005

At the Europort 2005 international maritime exhibition in Rotterdam, the Netherlands, to be held on 1-5 November, 2005, Navis Engineering OY will, for the first time, be represented with its own stand. At this show Navis will demonstrate its latest developments in the field of dynamic positioning and ship automation systems. The products on display will include Navis IVCS 3000 dynamic positioning system, Navis JAP 3000 joystick control systems, Navis AP 3000 autopilot and Navis CAMS Control, Alarm and Monitoring System. Founded in 1992, Navis Engineering OY has its headquarters in Helsinki, Finland, and a development site in St. Petersburg,... (read more)
2005-08-15 12:00:00

NavCom Teams Teams with I.T.S. Corporation to Win Contract

NavCom Technology, Inc. announced that they have teamed with I.T.S. Corporation (ITS) to win the award of a multi-year contract to provide the U. S. Navy, Naval Oceanographic Office (NAVOCEANO) with an integrated Real Time Kinematic (RTK) and Satellite Based Augmentation (SBAS) Global Positioning System (GPS) for inshore hydrographic and offshore oceanographic vessels. The award was made under the ITS’s General Services Administration’s (GSA) ANSWER contract. The initial task order under the GSA ANSWER contract is to deliver 13 systems with options for 16 additional systems in the years following. The basis of the solution is the StarFire Network. In... (read more)
2004-04-09 12:00:00

Kongsberg Maritime Sells its Underwater Technology Company Hydroid

Kongsberg Maritime AS has signed an agreement to sell its underwater technology company Hydroid, Inc. for USD 350 million to Huntington Ingalls Industries (HII), the largest supplier of vessels to the US Navy. The agreement provides that, as of closing, the parties will enter into a strategic alliance agreement concerning underwater technology and maritime solutions. Kongsberg Maritime acquired Hydroid for USD 80 million in 2007 and is now selling this US subsidiary for USD 350 million on a debt-free and cash-free basis and as adjusted off an agreed-upon working capital. "Kongsberg Maritime has driven technology development and created considerable value... (read more)
2020-02-05 04:09:13

Oi20 Celebrates its 50th Anniversary, Don't Miss It

Oceanology International will be celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. Over 500 companies from more than 90 countries will be exhibiting and there will be two brand new pavilions: Italy and Massachusetts. The show will be doubling the number of companies demonstrating technology at the dockside. You will be able to see vessel/instrumentation solutions and other technologies and services first-hand. During the Future Tech Hub, 18 start-ups/small businesses will be giving daily ‘pitch sessions’ to promote solutions and services never shown before at Oceanology International. This truly unique event showcases the latest technologies from 500 global suppliers and market developments from across... (read more)
2020-01-30 04:02:47

'Caribbean Faces Numerous Threats To Its Natural Resources'

TCarta Marine, a global provider of geospatial products and services, has opened an office in Kingston, Jamaica, led by Carol Fisher. Officially operating as a separate Jamaican company, TCarta Caribe offers the complete line of TCarta satellite-derived bathymetry, seafloor classification, land use/land cover, and air quality solutions to Jamaica and the entire Caribbean region. “Jamaica and many nearby Caribbean islands are developing nations seeking to balance economic growth with environmental preservation,” said TCarta President Kyle Goodrich. “The Caribbean faces numerous threats to its natural resources from hurricanes, rising sea levels, and pollution, but budgets are limited,” he added. Senior Hydrographer Carol... (read more)
2019-11-13 10:37:03
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