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Kongsberg provides propulsion for Philippine patrol vessels

7th March 2023 - 18:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team in London


A rendering of the OPVs HHI is building for the Philippine Navy. (Photo: Kongsberg)

Kongsberg will supply six sets of Controllable Pitch Propeller systems to Hyundai Heavy Industries for Philippine Navy OPVs.

Kongsberg, on 7 March, announced the sale of six sets of Controllable Pitch Propeller systems to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) for installation on six new Philippine Navy OPVs.

Each set comprises twin Kongsberg Kamewa Controllable Pitch Propeller (CPP) 86 A/5 D-B systems, shaft lines, hydraulic power units, local operating panels, and accessories.

Kongsberg will deliver the first ship set in August 2024.

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Kongsberg Maritime propulsion and engine sales SVP Ottar Ristesund said: ‘Our propulsion equipment is vital to the performance of these sophisticated new vessels for the Philippine Navy,

‘We are proud to secure this important order for Kongsberg Maritime – it showcases our good and strong collaboration with our clients.’

The propulsion system will enable the 2450t OPVs to travel at a maximum speed of 22kts and cruise at 15kts with a range of 5,500nmi.

Kongsberg Maritime Korea senior sales manager Kyung-Hoon Lee said good cooperation with HHI helped secure the deal.

Manila signed a KRW744.9 billion ($579.2 million) contract for the six ships on 27 June 2022. HHI is building all six vessels in South Korea.

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