22 June 2022
The general contractor Damen Naval and RENK have signed a contract to supply gearboxes and innovative electric propulsion systems, initially for four new 126 Class (F126) frigates for the German Navy.
9 May 2022
Damen Naval signed a contract with ABB to supply its Onboard DC Grid systems for all four F126 frigates that are under construction for the German Navy.
29 March 2022
Leonardo's OTO 127/64 LightWeight (LW) Vulcano naval defence systems have been selected by Damen to equip German Navy’s new four F126 frigates, with the addition of two optional vessels.
16 February 2022
Damen Naval has contracted Lockheed Martin for the MK 41 Vertical Launching System in support of the F126 project. In this way, Lockheed Martin will significantly support the construction of the new frigates for the German Navy.
25 January 2022
The mtu NautIQ Master Integrated Platform Management System and mtu NautIQ Foresight Equipment Health Management System will form the command and automation system on board the F126 frigates.
24 November 2021
The Marine Electrical Systems division of Wärtsilä SAM Electronics GmbH, headquartered in Hamburg, has been contracted by Damen for the electrical system integration of the F126 project.
28 September 2021
Damen took part in the 23rd DWT workshop in Linstow. More than a year has passed since the contract was signed between the BAAINBw and Damen for the F126 project.
14 September 2021
The new ASRV (Antarctic Supply Research Vessel) Nuyina, built by Damen Shipyards, has sailed from Damen Vlissingen to begin her seven-week voyage to Hobart, Tasmania, where she will begin her duties.
27 July 2021
Damen Naval has purchased a new metal cutting machine from Messer Cutting Systems GmbH. This is a state-of-the-art CNC-controlled machine characterised by its powerful and accurate performance.
23 July 2021
Damen Shipyards and ENGIE Axima Germany (formerly “Noske-Kaeser®”) have concluded a contract for the design and supply of the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) systems.
22 June 2021
Damen Naval and classification society DNV, signed a contract for the comprehensive classification and verification of the new F126 frigates for the German Navy, on June 7th at the DNV Maritime headquarters.
15 June 2021
In May 2021 Damen Naval Germany (DNG) became a member of the VSM (Verband für Schiffbau und Meerestechnik e.V.), the association of the German shipbuilding and marine technology).
2 June 2021
On the 2nd of June Damen Shipyards Galati has performed the keel-laying ceremony on the Combat Support Ship (CSS) Den Helder.
26 April 2021
Damen Shipyards Group and the Hamburg Ship Model Basin have concluded a contract for an extensive series of model tests for the hydrodynamic development of the F126 frigates for the German Navy.
18 December 2020
Germany and the Netherlands signed an agreement on December 17th to jointly work on a next generation frigate which will replace the German Navy Sachsen-class (F124) and the Royal Netherlands Navy De Zeven Provinciën-class (LCF) frigates.
2 December 2020
The German Ministry of Defence announced that the project Multi-Purpose Combat Ship (Mehrzweckkampfschiff) 180 “MKS180” will be renamed Frigate Class 126 “F126”.
18 November 2020
Damen Schelde Naval Shipbuilding (DSNS) and Thales have signed a contract for the delivery and integration of the mission and combat system for the German Navy’s new MKS 180 class frigates.
19 June 2020
Damen Shipyards Group and the German Bundesamt fur Ausrüstung, Informationstechnik und Nutzung der Bundeswehr signed the contract for the construction of four MKS-180 frigates for the German Navy.