Marine Cybernetics was established in 2002 as a spin-off from the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU). Based in Trondheim, Norway, the company introduced the concept of Hardware-In-the Loop-Testing (HIL) to the maritime and offshore industries. During the last 12 years, the company has established itself as the leading company for third party testing of operational and safety critical computer control systems used in various maritime and offshore operations, and has been working with major E&P companies, rig companies, vessel owners, system producers and shipyards. Marine Cybernetics has performed HIL tests on 140 different vessels, including mobile offshore drilling units (drill ships, semi-submersibles, jack-ups), construction/diving vessels, shuttle tankers and offshore service vessels. HIL testing significantly reduces the risk of accidents, off-hire costs and non-productive time due to software-related issues. Marine Cybernetics was prior to the transaction owned by Statoil Technology Invest, Jebsen Asset Management, the founders and employees.
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