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January 31, 2022

Navantia and NMDA sign Fridtjof Nansen-class frigate modernisation contract

The frigates were constructed by the company between 2000 and 2011.

Navantia has won a contract for the future modernisation of the Royal Norwegian Navy’s Fridtjof Nansen Class (F-310) frigates.

The contract was signed with the Norwegian Defence Material Agency (NDMA) and extends the partnership between the two parties.

As part of the terms of the contract, the company will be responsible for executing technical support and carrying out a Configuration Audit of the ships.

The company’s audit work will involve the incorporation of changes performed by NDMA on the frigates after leaving the Spanish shipyard in the design documentation.

The contract supports the frigates’ life extension and upgrade.

Design and construction on the Fridtjof Nansen Class vessels were conducted by the company.

The anti-submarine warfare ships were delivered to the Norwegian Navy between 2006 and 2011. They were built to replace Oslo Class vessels.

The vessels are HNoMS Fridtjof Nansen (F 310), Roald Amundsen (F 311), Otto Sverdrup (F 312), Helge Ingstad (F 313) and Thor Heyerdahl (F 314).

Following the delivery of the frigates, the Norwegian Logistics Agency for Defense (NDLO) and the company signed a Follow on Technical Support (FOTS) in 2013.

This FOTS agreement was aimed to support the life cycle of the frigates. It involved offering certain maintenance and through life services support on the frigates.

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