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Tuesday, December 15, 2020 

Kongsberg Digital has appointed Morten Hasås, previous CEO of Scantech, as SVP Maritime Simulation, while Tone-Merete Hansen will assume new responsibilities within Kongsberg Digital as VP Sales and Business Transformation, Maritime Simulation.

Hasås (pictured) has extensive experience in the maritime industry extending over more than three decades, which teamed with his international background will serve to strengthen the Maritime Simulation branch of Kongsberg Digital’s operations.

"With Morten we are strengthening the already solid Maritime Simulation team at Kongsberg Digital,” said Andreas Jagtøyen, EVP Digital Ocean, Kongsberg Digital. “Our maritime simulators are used by educational and research institutions worldwide, and we need to continue to deliver on the high expectations of our customers while working to modernize and digitalize our offering. The newly launched K-Sim Connect eLearning platform is an example of this, but there are several other areas we are exploring, such as the development of maritime digital twins. I look forward to Morten joining the team.”

The benefits and necessity of digitalization are becoming increasingly apparent for the world’s industrial markets. Kongsberg recently stated its ambition of developing maritime digital twins in the newly formed Digital Ocean hub. Maritime Simulation – which Hasås will now head up – is part of Digital Ocean, enabling the synergies required to address the need for holistic digital solutions in the market.

“I am proud, humble and happy to be joining Kongsberg Digital as SVP for Maritime Simulation,” said Hasås. “I know I will be working with a fantastic and agile team, and I will do my utmost to help bring Maritime Simulation to new heights. I am excited to get started and explore the enormous possibilities digitalisation brings to the fantastic core of products brought to life by Norcontrol in the 1970s.”

Jagtøyen continued: “Tone-Merete’s broad experience with Maritime Simulation will be of vital importance in the digitalisation and modernisation of the portfolio. We are very happy that she will head up these efforts.”

Hasås and Hansen will enter their new roles from 1st January 2021.

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