Kongsberg Maritime Secures Contract to Supply Propeller Systems to Damen Naval

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Kongsberg Maritime will supply four shipsets of its controllable pitch propeller systems and associated equipment, including shaftlines. It is the second collaboration between Damen Naval and Kongsberg Maritime in the past 18 months, according to an article published on their website.

About the contract

Kongsberg Maritime has been selected to supply controllable pitch propellers and shaft lines to shipbuilder Damen Naval for a series of four Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates.

The new ASW frigates are being built for the Netherlands and Belgium and will replace the current Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigates. They will be deployed for a wide variety of tasks, with anti-submarine warfare as their main purpose. The ships will have hybrid diesel-electric propulsion and will be designed to operate as quietly as possible. The first ship is expected to be delivered by Damen Naval in 2028.

As part of this contract, Kongsberg Maritime will supply four chipsets of its controllable pitch propeller systems and associated equipment including blades, hubcaps, hubs, and shaft lines.

This is the second collaboration between Damen Naval and Kongsberg Maritime in the past 18 months and follows a similar contract signed by the companies in September 2022 for the German navy’s F126 frigates.

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Source: Kongsberg