Kongsberg selected to equip two Vahana Offshore’s liftboats


Kongsberg has been selected to deliver a complete Electro, Instrument & Telecom (EIT), propulsion, safety, automation and dynamic positioning package for two new Gusto NG-2500X DP II design, offshore construction, self-propelled jack-up vessels, also known as liftboats.

According to Kongsberg, the order is worth approximately NOK 125 million ($16.3 million).

The vessels are owned by Vahana Offshore Pte Ltd in Singapore. The contracts were awarded by builder Eversendai Offshore RMC FZE (Shipyard) in RAK Maritime City, Ras Al Khaimah, UAE. Eversendai held the keel laying ceremony for two liftboats in January 2015.

According to the press release, the Kongsberg scope of supply includes extensive engineering and integration services.

“By combining the technology and EIT strengths of Kongsberg Maritime, we offer a single point of contact, responsible for providing diverse services and capital equipment,” says Geir Håøy, President, Kongsberg Maritime.