Kongsberg Maritime Sweden AB (KONGSBERG) is happy to announce a contract award with Damen Naval to produce 4 shipsets of KONGSBERG Controllable Pitch Propeller methods together with related hubs, blades, hubcaps and shaft strains, for the German Navy’s new F-126 frigates. The F-126 platform, because of enter service from 2028, can have an general size of round 160 metres and displacement of roughly 10.000 tons. It should accommodate as much as 114 crew members with 80 extra berths. The multipurpose frigate is succesful for operational missions in all maritime warfare domains, however can be in a position to carry out different duties, resembling: implementing naval embargos, counter-piracy missions, very long time maritime patrolling, maritime escort and convoy duties, the assist of particular forces, and to behave as a command ship for job teams.

“Kongsberg Maritime´s skilled, buyer pushed and devoted strategy made it a straightforward alternative when it got here to sourcing the CP-propeller methods for the brand new frigates”, says Dirk Henneberg, the F126 Mission Procurement Supervisor.


“We’re proud and excited to be companions with Damen on this essential program. Our lengthy relationship working intently with Damen and with a mutual understanding of the required know-how, managed by our skilled and devoted Mission Administration groups will likely be an essential success consider constructing these frigates,” says Maria Bergsman, accountable for the sale at Kongsberg Maritime.

The 4 ships, every with two propellers and shaft strains, will likely be constructed completely in Germany at shipyards in Wolgast, Kiel and Hamburg. The constructing program is ready to ship the ships between 2028 and 2031, with the choice to construct two extra after 2032, with an prolonged scope of Kongsberg Maritime gear. The Federal Workplace of Bundeswehr Gear Data Know-how and In-Service Assist (BAAINBW) contracted Damen Naval to design and assemble the vessels in 2020. The propeller/shaft line system is the profitable results of a detailed cooperation between Damen Naval, Kongsberg Maritime, HSVA take a look at institute from Hamburg and the classification society. Kongsberg Maritime has a protracted historical past of collaboration on naval shipbuilding initiatives with Damen Naval. Reference initiatives embody, amongst others, the ASRV Nuyina (the icebreaker for Australia), the HNLMS Karel Doorman (Joint Assist Ship), HNLMS Den Helder (Fight Assist Ship) and SIGMA frigates.

Kongsberg Gruppen is a world know-how group headquartered in Norway, that provides high-technology methods to clients within the service provider marine, defence, aerospace, offshore oil and fuel industries, and renewable and utilities industries. Kongsberg is a continuation of Kongsberg Weapons Manufacturing unit (Kongsberg Våpenfabrikk – KV) (1814-1987). After KV’s restructuring in 1987, defence actions continued as the corporate Norsk Forsvarsteknologi (NFT). In 1995 the corporate modified its title to Kongsberg Gruppen. The corporate is headquartered in Kongsberg. It contains three enterprise areas: Kongsberg Maritime; Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace and Kongsberg Digital. Kongsberg has a protracted historical past of collaborating with nationwide and worldwide defence industries.