KONGSBERG Awarded Contract for the Maintenance of Norwegian Frigates

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KONGSBERG has been selected as the main supplier for carrying out management and ship technical maintenance, modifications and life-extending activities on Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates.

“Together with our strong Norwegian suppliers, we can offer efficient and sustainable maintenance services to strengthen the Armed Forces’ operational capability and preparedness, and at the same time provide support to Norway’s allied forces,” said Geir Håøy, President and CEO of Kongsberg Gruppen.

KONGSBERG will coordinate activities with partners through integrated and long-term cooperation with the Norwegian Armed Forces and the Norwegian Defense Material Agency. The company has formed a constellation consisting of the shipyards Westcon Yards and Coast Center Base (CCB), as well as WilNor Governmental Services (WGS) and Wilhelmsen Ship Management (WSM). KONGSBERG also has a cooperation agreement with Navantia to ensure support services from the shipyard that originally built the ships.

“Maritime industry, defense technology and digitization are KONGSBERG’s main pillars. In this framework agreement with the Norwegian Armed Forces, these are united to optimize operations and increase technical availability for the Norwegian frigates throughout their lifetime, while at the same time facilitating predictable operating and maintenance costs,” said Håøy.

Kongsberg Naval Services (KNS) has been established for the purpose of delivering maintenance services as described in the contract with the Norwegian Defense Material Agency (NDMA). The company is owned 50 percent each by Kongsberg Maritime and Kongsberg Defense & Aerospace. The contract between NDMA and KNS is expected to be signed later in December 2023.

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