Kongsberg is opening a separate business dedicated to using advanced robotics and sensor technology to map, monitor and understand ocean space.
Until the turn of the year, sensors and robotics was a division under Kongsberg Maritime. It is now being separated and established as a separate business area called Kongsberg Discovery.
“The mapping and monitoring of the world’s oceans are in an early phase, and we are still at the beginning of the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development,” said Geir Håøy, CEO of Kongsberg.
“Together with the rest of Konsberg, Kongsberg Discovery can develop new solutions and technology with significant growth opportunities within fisheries, marine research, marine operations, ocean-based energy production and infrastructure monitoring that the world needs.”
The new business area has more than a thousand employees located in Horten, Trondheim and Oslo in Norway, in addition to offices in Spain, the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia.
Kongsberg Discovery will be led by Martin Wien Fjell. He has held several management positions in Kongsberg over the past ten years and since 2017 has led global customer support in Kongsberg Maritime.
The business will encompass extensive and world-leading technology within hydro acoustics, robotics, inertial navigation, positioning, laser, radar and communication, blended with deep application know-how and software.
In 2022, Kongsberg Discovery delivered revenues of NOK 2.998 billion and reported more than NOK 3.5 billion in order intake. As of the first quarter of 2023, Kongsberg Discovery will report separate financials.
With Kongsberg Discovery as a separate business area, Kongsberg’s ambition is to further strengthen its core areas as a group.