Stadt Naval joins European patrol corvette project

Norway-based company Stadt Naval has been invited and approved as a partner in the European Naval Industry Consortium led by Fincantieri, Naval Group and Navantia (coordinated by NAVIRIS) that is developing the Modular and Multirole Patrol Corvette (MMPC).

The consortium submitted a proposal to the European Defence Fund (EDF) for the MMPC-call earlier this month.

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The objective of the proposal is to maximize synergies and collaboration among European shipbuilding industrials. By developing together a new ship, the European patrol corvette (EPC), the companies aim to ensure European sovereignty in the second rank warship. The strategic program already exists, which is “the most important naval initiative within the Permanent Structure Cooperation (PESCO)”.

Specifically, the consortium wants to maximise synergies and collaboration between European shipbuilding companies and suppliers. As a partner, Stadt Naval will be responsible for studies and basic design of electric power grid for hybrid and electric propulsion.

Studies and design will incorporate main components like switchboards, electric drives, electric motors, and geared propeller solutions. Standard interface for integration and modularisation will be a vital part of studies and design, according to the firm.

“STADT NAVAL see the invitation and acceptance to become a partner in the European EPC consortium as a recognition of our more than 35 years of experience as an innovator and integrator within electric propulsion for the maritime industry. Our latest and disruptive Stealth Lean Propulsion technology will form a vital basis to support the EPC project with Stealth, silent, highly efficient and future proof propulsion for the new European Corvette Vessels,” said Hallvard L. Slettevoll, CEO and founder of the STADT GROUP.

Photo: EDA/Fincantieri