Kongsberg to be major supplier for Petrofac newbuild

JANUARY 30, 2014 — Norway's Kongsberg Maritime will be the supplier and integrator of all electrical, telecom and integrated control systems for the new Petrofac JSD 6000 deepwater derrick lay vessel (see earlier story). The contract has a value of over NOK 230 million (about $27.3 million).

The vessel is to be built at the Shanghai Zhenhua Heavy Industry Co., Ltd (ZPMC) shipyard in China for Petrofac UK. The contract was awarded by the shipbuilder to Kongsberg Maritime Engineering (KME), a wholly owned subsidiary of Kongsberg Maritime.

"This is a milestone contract for Kongsberg Maritime Engineering, and one of the most extensive 'Full Picture' contracts that Kongsberg Maritime has secured to date," says Geir Håøy, President, Kongsberg Maritime. "Our approach of acting as a single supplier for all aspects of maritime vessel technology combined with being close to the customer in all major shipbuilding regions positions us as a natural partner for large integrated projects and we are proud to have been chosen to play such an important part in the development of Petrofac UK's new unit."

The full contract includes supply and integration of the electrical, telecom and integrated control systems, project management, interface management and engineering services at all stages. In addition, a significant technology scope of supply includes generators, switchboards, automation, navigation & DP systems, radio and satellite communications, networking and on board entertainment, safety technology and monitoring systems such as the advanced helideck monitoring system.

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