Kongsberg propulsion for Philippine OPVs

by | 30th June 2023 | Warship Technology - News, Naval & Patrol

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Philippine OPVs

Source: Kongsberg

Kongsberg Maritime has secured a contract for the sale of six sets of controllable pitch propellers to Hyundai Heavy Industries. The propellers will be installed on six new 94-metre offshore patrol vessels for the Philippine Navy.

Each propulsion set will consist of twin Kongsberg Kamewa controllable pitch propeller 86 A/5 D-B systems, as well as shaft lines, hydraulic power units, local operating panels, and accessories. The first shipset will be delivered in August 2024.

The new offshore patrol vessels are part of a major upgrade to Philippine naval capacity. The new vessels are to have a displacement of 2,450 tonnes, maximum speed of 22 knots, 15-knot cruising speed and a range of 5,500 nautical miles. The vessels will be able to provide long range patrol capability.

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