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Kongsberg Maritime to supply propeller systems for ASW frigates

Kongsberg Maritime will supply four shipsets of controllable pitch propeller systems and associated equipment, including shaftlines, to Dutch shipbuilder Damen Naval for a series of four Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) frigates.

Damen Naval is currently building new ASW frigates for the Netherlands and Belgium to replace their current Karel Doorman-class multi-purpose frigates. The primary purpose of these new frigates will be anti-submarine warfare, but they will also be able to perform a wide range of other tasks. The frigates will feature hybrid diesel-electric propulsion and will be designed to operate as quietly as possible. Damen Naval is expected to deliver the first ship in 2028.

“It is great news to have Kongsberg Maritime involved in the ASWF project as well,” says Damen Naval Director Corporate Strategy and Innovation Richard Keulen. “We have a long-standing relationship with the company, and it is a good example of the excellent co-operation that exists between the Dutch and Swedish naval shipbuilding industries.”

Björn ten Eicken, Vice President – Naval, Kongsberg Maritime, added: “Kongsberg Maritime is proud to have been selected as a partner for this significant Damen Naval frigate programme. The propulsion system for the new frigates has been optimised to match the customers’ strict mission requirements, particularly for noise signature, which is a crucial factor in anti-submarine warfare operations.”

This marks the second collaboration between the two companies in the past 18 months.

Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie
Neil Ritchie is the founder and editor of DefenceToday.com. Neil is also the editor of other online publications covering military history, defence and security. He can be found on Twitter: @NeilRitchie86.

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