Damen selects MAN ES for Main Engines and GenSets for Naval Frigates
Damen Naval has awarded the contract for the propulsion engines and GenSets for four newbuilding Anti-Submarine Warfare (ASW) Frigates to MAN Energy Solutions. The order consists of 8 × MAN 20V28/33D STC marine engines and 16 × variable-speed MAN 16V175D-MEV naval generator sets with sound enclosures and plant auxiliaries.
The agreement also provides for Integrated Logistics Support for the frigates, with two vessels each bound for the Royal Netherlands and Belgium Navies. The first engines and generator sets are scheduled for delivery in August 2025 with Damen Naval expected to deliver the first frigate in 2028.
The new order marks the second cooperation between the companies in just over a year, after MAN Energy Solutions won the order in September 2022 to supply the propulsion engines for the F126 frigates currently being built by Damen Naval at its Vlissingen shipyard in the Netherlands for for the German Navy.