The INS Kamorta was commissioned on 23 August 2014. It is the first vessel of its class, a new generation of four submarine-hunting corvettes for the Indian Navy.
The Indian Navy specified Tenmat’s high-performance reinforced composite bearing grades Tenmat Railko NF21 and Feroform T12 for the vessel’s water-lubricated propulsion system.
This specification was only possible further to the established success of these grades of water-lubricated composite bearings on other Indian Navy vessels, such as the INS Arihant, lead ship of India’s Arihant class of nuclear-powered submarines, as well as INS Talwar, the previous class of submarine-hunting frigates, and many other vessels worldwide.
The silent operation of these bearings, especially when compared to other bearing solutions, enables their use on both submarines and on the surface vessels hunting the very same submarines.
Railko NF and Feroform grades of thermoset composite bearings are manufactured by Tenmat in Manchester, used across the globe on newly built vessels, and are available for maintenance purpose as well as retrofit bearing upgrades from thermoplastic or elastomeric bearings.