FROM BRIDGE TO PROPELLER IN ONE COMPANY
From bridge to propeller in one company. Havyard has announced Norwegian Control Systems AS (NCS) an organisational part of Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES) will be formally merged this year, with NES becoming the acquiring company.
Tor Leif Mongstad has been CEO of NES and chair of the board of NCS and will remain at the helm of the new company. He says that they are now simplifying and realising synergies by merging into one project organisation that can deliver integrated systems from bridge to propeller.
‘Our customers will notice that we are now offering everything they need in one package. Previously, NCS delivered navigation, DP and automation, and NES delivered electrical packages and propulsion system. Now, there will be one organisation, one project and one offer – all in one optimal package.’
NES and NCS have had branches in Ålesund, Bergen and Egersund with around 70 employees in all, and NES will continue operations at all three branches.
Complete control under one umbrella
CEO of Havyard Group Geir Johan Bakke and Tor Leif Mongstad report that Norwegian Electric Systems will continue its focus on integrated systems.
‘Our decision to coordinate the organisation is based on our belief that there will be an increasing focus on being in full control of the vessels in future. Delivering control functions and ensuring good interaction between systems will be at least as important as delivering the systems themselves. The merger between NES and NCS means that we can deliver everything under one umbrella, and it will be easier to provide good and overall control of the vessel, from bridge to propeller.’
One joint organisation, teamed up with key partners, will strengthen the future work of developing and delivering complete, integrated systems for more autonomous vessels.
Odd Gunnar Kleppe, previously general manager of NCS, is now COO and Deputy Mg. Director of the new NES. He sees a great advantage to become a complete system integrator with a broad product portfolio.
‘As a complete system supplier, we make it easier for the customers that only have one party to deal with. And for our part, we will have a broader competence platform that makes it easier to develop better system solutions which provide added value to the customers.’
FACTS about Norwegian Electric Systems AS
Norwegian Electric Systems AS (NES) is a high-tech company with top-expertise in electric and hybrid propulsion systems, automation and integrated navigation. Its unique product portfolio enables NES to deliver complete solutions from bridge to propeller.
Its main focus is on having the most efficient and environmentally friendly solutions, and on ensuring that the product solutions are adapted to suit the vast majority of vessel types.
NES is based in Bergen and has branches with core expertise in Ålesund and Egersund.
The company has orders on its books worth NOK 634 million, and currently has approximately 70 employees in addition to outsourced production.