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P6619 Nornen Replacement Coast Guard Patrol Craft

The five vessels of the Nornen class are an important part of the Norwegian Coast Guard capability. Nornen class is constructed with an integrated small patrol craft capability in order to increase operational tempo and increase reach. These patrol crafts are reaching their technical end life and must be replaced in order to sustain Nornen class operational capability.

The scope of the project is to procure at least five Erstatning Hurtiggående Patruljebåter (HPB) Coast Guard Patrol Craft meeting requirements to effectively operate as part of Nornen class CG vessels. The project will also include all necessary support equipment in order to sustain new craft intechnical lifetime.

For several years, the Ministry of Defense has tried to abandon the multi-million contract with Remøy Shipping, which has owned the ships until now. "These are almost new vessels specially designed for service. For us, it is better to own than to rent, "says flagger Arild-Inge Skram, chief of the Coast Guard, to VG Nett on 31 October 2011 . Even though they now have to pay up almost half a billion kroner for the vessels, the Armed Forces believe they will save NOK 111 million until the ships are scrapped after 2030. "The former government would rent the vessels instead of owning them. But it is not a particularly favorable solution. Therefore, for several years, we have tried to take over the vessels, and we have finally succeeded," said State Secretary Roger Ingebrigtsen (AP) to VG Nett.

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