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Unique Group Restores Key Dealership Agreement with Kongsberg Maritime for Middle East

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Above: Konrad Mech (L) and Harry Gandhi (R)

Unique Group, one of the world’s most prominent integrated subsea and offshore solution providers, has re-established a dealer agreement with Kongsberg Maritime AS for the Middle East region. Under the business cooperation agreement, Unique Group’s offices in the region will offer sale and service of KM’s wide range of underwater mapping, navigation, acoustics and camera solutions to customers in the territories of Bahrain, KSA, Kuwait, Qatar and the UAE. The two companies presently have an agreement in place for Nigeria and Kenya.

The Kongsberg Maritime range of underwater mapping products includes the EM 712RD®, EM 2040C® and 2040P®, EA440/EA640, and the Geoacoustics range among others. The underwater navigation products include the HiPAP® range of underwater positioning systems and the cNODE® underwater positioning transponders.

KONGSBERG also provides a range of products and solutions for underwater acoustics that help with search and recovery, marine engineering, security and surveillance and various other underwater applications. The KONGSBERGrange includes solutions for positioning, GPS tracking, and motion monitoring among others.

On account of this partnership, Konrad Mech, Director Subsea Channel Management at Kongsberg Maritime AS commented, “We’re pleased to reappoint Unique Group as a market representative of our range of solutions in the GCC. Kongsberg have had a long-standing association with Unique Group for the Middle East region in the past that spanned over two decades. With interesting projects lined up for the Middle East over the next few years, the move is strategic for Kongsberg in strengthening its presence in the region which is also supported by a joint venture in the UAE. We value their seamless sales support and service structure and are confident that their team can provide the same, consistent level of first hand assistance to customers using our product lines.”

“As a company seeking to deliver world-class underwater solutions to customers, we’re excited at the opportunity to partner with Kongsberg once again. The partnership will allow Unique Group’s Survey Equipment division to add a wide range of underwater mapping and navigation products to its extensive line of superior quality equipment”, said Harry Gandhi, CEO of Unique Group.
“The move is also strategic for Unique Group as we’re committed to building long-term relationships with global industry leaders. We look forward to building a successful business relationship and extending our partnership to a few more countries in the region over the next couple of years”, he further added.

Headquartered in Norway, Kongsberg Maritime AS has been delivering systems for dynamic positioning and navigation, marine automation, handling systems, safety management, cargo handling, subsea survey and construction, among many others.

On the back of this partnership, Unique Group also hosted its Survey Technical Conference recently which showcased live demonstrations of Kongsberg’s Unmanned Surface Vehicle.

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