View post tag: Navy Share this article Industry news March 20, 2014 View post tag: Norway Throughout 200 years what is now known as KONGSBERG has been an industrial trailblazer in the defence, maritime, oil, gas and aerospace sectors.“There are not many businesses in the world that can boast 200 years of continuous operations, and this is something we are very proud and respectful of. We can look back on a unique and memorable history, and we are now a leading international high-technology corporation,” says CEO Walter Qvam of KONGSBERG.1814: The establishment of the Norwegian defence industryKongsberg weapons factory (KV) was founded by Poul Steenstrup, mining superintendent and participant at the national assembly at Eidsvoll, on 20 March 1814. This represented the establishment of Norway’s first factory, even before the industrial revolution in Norway.During the spring of 1814, Norway had gained its constitution. And the work of building the country’s first factory began in Kongsberg. The establishment of Kongsberg weapons factory in 1814 must be viewed in the light of other events of the same year. In January 1814, Norway had been ceded to Sweden, after centuries of union with Denmark. However, in Norway forces were working to give the country independence, and the need for a defence industry developed.From the industrial revolution to international high technology supplier KONGSBERG has experienced numerous eras, including Norway’s incipient industrial revolution in the 1800s, the development of the post-war technological industrialized Norway and the internationalization of Norwegian technology and expertise in the final decades until today.[mappress]Press Release, March 20, 2014; Image: Kongsberg View post tag: 200th View post tag: News by topic Back to overview,Home naval-today Norway: KONGSBERG Celebrates 200th Anniversary View post tag: celebrates View post tag: Naval KONGSBERG celebrates its 200th anniversary on 20 March. The company can boast the longest industrial history in Norway, with continuous operations since the foundation of the Kongsberg weapons factory in 1814. View post tag: Kongsberg Norway: KONGSBERG Celebrates 200th Anniversary View post tag: Anniversary
GC Rieber Shipping’s 50% owned geoservices company Shearwater GeoServices has been awarded 3D surveys in the Mediterranean and South East Asia, adding seven vessel months to the current backlog. The surveys will be starting in the first half of Q4 2018. The Mediterranean survey will take approximately two months, and the South East Asia surveys will last for five months.“We are pleased to be awarded these surveys firming up the backlog over the 2018/19 winter season, after we have seen utilization of 85% and transit of 15% for the first three quarters of 2018,” said Irene Waage Basili, Shearwater CEO.The survey in the Mediterranean area covers approximately 1,300 sqkm and will utilize the Polar Empress vessel. The contract in South East Asia covers two survey areas, totaling over 8,000 sqkm, and will be conducted by the Polar Duchess vessel.Shearwater GeoServices is jointly owned by GC Rieber Shipping and RASMUSSENGRUPPEN.
Ivory Coast’s Manchester City midfielder Yaya Toure, who turns 35 in May, will return to international football more than three years since his last game for his country after being named in the squad for friendlies in France next week.Toure has shunned internationals since leading the Ivorians to the African Nations Cup title in early 2015 but made a surprise announcement in December that he wanted to return despite the country failing to reach this year’s World Cup.Eric Bailly of Manchester United and Crystal Palaceâ€™s Wilfried Zaha, both just back from injury, were also named by caretaker coach Ibrahim Kamara in a 24-man squad to play Togo on March 24 and Moldova three days later, both in Beauvais.FA CUP RESULTS & FIXTURES Swansea City 0 – 3 TottenhamMan United 2 – 0 BrightonWigan v Southampton 2:30pmLeicester v Chelsea 5:30pmShare this:FacebookRedditTwitterPrintPinterestEmailWhatsAppSkypeLinkedInTumblrPocketTelegram