KONGSBERG Technology Chosen for new South African Navy Survey Ship

February 26, 2019 – Kongsberg Maritime, through its Cape Town-based business partner Unique Group, has been selected to deliver a cutting-edge integrated hydroacoustic and bridge system technology package for The Replacement of the SA Navy Hydrographic Capability Project. KONGSBERG technology will be used on a state-of-the-art new Hydrographic Survey Vessel being built by Southern African Shipyards (SAS) in Durban. Due for delivery in 2022, the new 95 metres long, 17.5 metres wide ship is billed as one of the most complex vessels to be built in South Africa and will…

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Vard Marine Joins South African Navy’s Project Hotel Program

Vard Marine is pleased to congratulate Durban-based Southern African Shipyards (SAS) on being selected for the design and construction of the South African Navy’s new hydrographic survey vessel, which will replace the SAS Protea. The winning bid is based on Vard Marine’s VARD 9 105 science vessel concept, a well-proven design that has been specifically tailored to South Africa’s unique requirements and designed to incorporate the latest hydrographic and oceanographic sensor suite. Vard Marine was contracted earlier this week to complete the Basic Design and support SAS through detailed design…

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