Kongsberg Naval Services, a company owned by Kongsberg Maritime and Kongsberg Defence & Aerospace, has been awarded a strategic framework agreement with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency.
The contract, valued at NOK 17 billion, is for operational support, maintenance and life-extending services on Norway’s Fridtjof Nansen-class frigates, assumed to be up to 2040.
Selected as the main supplier, Kongsberg will carry out management and ship technical maintenance, modifications, and life-extending activities.
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.
“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.
“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,” added Håøy.