Kongsberg Gruppen (KONGSBERG) is a global leader within advanced robotics and sensor technology to map, monitor and understand ocean space. IN recognition that the ocean is a crucial part of solving global climate, food and security challenges, this technology will become part of a new business area, Kongsberg Discovery.
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 new business area has more than 1,000 employees located in Horten, Trondheim and Oslo in Norway, in addition to offices in Spain, the UK, the USA, Canada, Singapore and Malaysia.
“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,” says Geir Håøy, CEO of KONGSBERG. “Together with the rest of KONGSBERG, 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.”
Kongsberg Discovery will be led by Martin Wien Fjell. He has held several management positions in KONGSBERG over the past 10 years and has since 2017 led Global Customer Support in Kongsberg Maritime.
“I look forward to developing Kongsberg Discovery, the fourth business area in KONGSBERG,” says Fjell. ”Kongsberg Discovery 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 and by establishing Kongsberg Discovery as a separate business area, our ambition is to facilitate further growth based on this core competency.”
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.