Kongsberg Discovery Eyes US growth with ECHO81 Partnership

Kongsberg Discovery Eyes US growth with ECHO81 Partnership
ECHO81—leveraging industry expertise and networks to support Kongsberg Discovery's ambitious growth plans (Image credit: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg Discovery, a leader in advanced underwater robotics and sensor technology, has signed an agreement with ECHO81 to support sales within the US market.

The company, which launched as a standalone division of KONGSBERG last year, is targeting ambitious growth, leveraging its decades of expertise to meet increased demand for technologies enabling sustainable ocean development.

ECHO81 is a specialist in supplying turnkey hydrographic and geophysical solutions for applications including subsea installations, pipeline routing, marine structures, geohazard projects, and more. The team, working from its 18,000 sq. ft. facility in Hartwell, GA, will now focus on pushing awareness and sales of Kongsberg Discovery’s positioning and communication technology, Seatex products, and the EA440/EA 640 single beam hydrographic echo sounder.

Accelerating expansion

“The US is a key market for us, with a clear demand for next-generation technology that enables in-depth mapping, monitoring, and understanding of the ocean space,” states Richard Mills, Vice President of Sales at Kongsberg Discovery.

“ECHO81 is an established subsea specialist, with a network throughout industries such as renewable energy, oil and gas, maritime, and subsea construction that is second to none. We believe that can help supercharge our expansion here, giving us a partner that truly appreciates the value our unique solutions can bring to ambitious ocean industry players. We’re delighted to welcome them onboard.”

Ocean ambitions

Damon Wolfe, President of ECHO81 adds: “We aim to serve our customers with proven, innovative technology that delivers survey results that are both cost-effective and of outstanding quality. Kongsberg Discovery is the ideal supplier in this respect, with a portfolio of solutions that demonstrates not just their technical expertise, but also their understanding of exactly what this evolving market wants and needs. The products we will represent will help our customers achieve their most ambitious ocean goals. We can’t wait to get started.”

Norwegian headquartered Kongsberg Discovery boasts over 1000 expert employees and a network of locations spanning the globe. With products ranging from advanced Unmanned Autonomous Vehicles (UAVs) to naval support solutions and state-of-the-art communication, positioning and mapping technology, the company is positioned to help clients address a broad range of ocean challenges and opportunities.

To discover more please see https://www.kongsberg.com/discovery/

For further details regarding ECHO81 please see https://echo81.com/


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