PES caught up with Andreas Jagtøyen, Senior Vice President, Energy Division, Kongsberg Digital AS, who gave us a full account of their EmPower software suite. A way for wind farm asset managers to make informed choices to maximise production and reduce costs.
PES: Welcome to PES Wind magazine. Thanks for talking with us. Would you like to begin by explaining a little about the background of Kongsberg and the importance of the offshore wind industry to you?
Andreas Jagtøyen: KONGSBERG finds the offshore wind industry highly interesting, especially seen in the light of increased need for renewable energy. One of the main reasons for our interest is that the offshore wind market shares many interesting commonalities with what we’re doing in both the maritime area and in the oil and gas area.
In addition, the offshore wind market is experiencing exceptional growth, and, although it is little known, KONGSBERG has long experience with the offshore wind industry, having supplied sensor systems and services to the wind sector for more than 20 years.