Norwegian marine technology firm Kongsberg Maritime has opened a new office at the Centre for Ocean Ventures & Entrepreneurship (COVE) to further support its Canadian operations.

Located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, the new office will give Kongsberg access to an eight-acre site, a 13-acre water lot and 2,850ft of docks and piers.

It will have access to office space, 10,000ft² incubation space and 16,500ft² shop and lab space. Kongsberg will share these facilities with the other members of the ocean-tech community.

Kongsberg Maritime Canada sales manager Nick Burchill said: “Our presence at COVE is a logical extension of our established Dartmouth office.

“COVE keeps us in touch with developments in the local ocean-tech sector and brings us closer to our customers and industry partners.

“We look forward to expanding on existing relationships and finding new ways to introduce Canadian ocean-tech to the world.”

COVE operates as a collaborative hub for applied innovation in the ocean sector and mainly aims to support commercialisation ocean technology.

Featuring two large deep-water piers, the COVE site attracts global ocean technology enterprises, post-secondary institutions, researchers, as well as marine-based and service businesses.

COVE CEO Jim Hanlon said: “We are very pleased to have Kongsberg join the family of COVE tenants.

“This world-leading company has been a long-time part of the ocean technology community here in Atlantic Canada and now they are bringing their innovative ideas directly into COVE.

“We have already seen the Kongsberg team with other COVE tenants on innovation projects and we are expecting to see more coming soon.”