Shuttle tanker concepts pay off for Kongsberg Maritime

Written by Nick Blenkey
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Shuttle tankers will be equipped with products from all Kongsberg Maritime divisions, including Dynamic Positioning & Maneuvering, Propulsion & Engines, Sensors & Robotics and Deck Machinery

Kongsberg Maritime reports that thus far this year it has won contracts for 12 of its highly advanced shuttle tanker concepts, with a value totaling over NOK 400 million (about $44 million).

The vessels are being built at shipyards in South Korea and China and will operate between offshore installations and onshore plants in Norway, Brazil, Canada, and China.

Common to all vessels is the integration of advanced, fault-tolerant, automated onboard systems and solutions to optimize operational efficiency, safety, reliability and sustainability.

“This abundance of shuttle tanker orders would be good news at any time,” said Brynjulv Standal, Vice President Offshore Global Sales and Marketing, Kongsberg Maritime. “To achieve these figures in 2020 with the additional challenges posed by the coronavirus pandemic is nothing short of remarkable. We are delighted to support what is clearly an active and growing market, whose specific demands we are uniquely placed to address.”

“Investing now in our integrated shuttle tanker concepts, encompassing smart energy management strategies and fewer service requirements, will greatly improve fleet performance, leading to an ongoing, long-term reduction of OPEX and a simultaneous reduction in emissions.”

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