Hyundai to install Kongsberg propellers on future Philippine Navy patrol vessels.
Kongsberg Maritime and Hyundai Heavy Industries will provide the Philippine Navy's future offshore patrol vessels with controllable pitch propellers (CCP). (OPVs).
Under the terms of the contract, Kongsberg will deliver a CCP set for each of Hyundai's six new OPVs.
Each CCP set consists of two Kamewa 86 A/5 D-B waterjet propulsions, control displays, shat lines, hydraulic power units, and corresponding accoutrements.
The delivery of the first shipset is anticipated for August 2024.
Ottar Ristesund, senior vice president of Kongsberg Maritime Propulsion and Engine Sales, stated, "Our propulsion equipment is vital to the performance of these high-tech new vessels for the Philippine Navy."
"We are pleased to have secured this significant order for Kongsberg Maritime; it exemplifies our good and strong client relationships."
"Effective Business Cooperation"
According to Kongsberg, the "revolutionary" agreement is the outcome of its longstanding partnership with Hyundai.
"A few years ago, we discussed our CPP business cooperation with HHI-EMD (Hyundai Heavy Industries Engine & Machinery) in order to make a package proposal to HHI-EMD for their own 4-stroke engine ("HiMSEN Engine") to meet market demands," said Kongsberg Maritime Korea Senior Sales Manager Kyung-Hoon Lee.
The contract for these propulsion systems was won as a result of the successful business partnership.
Vessels for Philippine Offshore Patrol
The six prospective OPVs for the Philippine Navy are part of the nation's naval modernization.
Each vessel will have a displacement of 2,450 tons, a cruising speed of 15 knots (28 kilometers/17 miles per hour), and a maximum speed of 22 knots (41 kilometers/25 miles per hour).
Once completed, the vessels will be deployed for long-range patrol missions with the Philippine Navy.
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