Through its subsidiary Kongsberg Protech, Kongsberg Gruppen has signed the first part of a MNOK 160 production contract with Eurocopter SAS France. The contract involves the production of rotor head sleeves for 250 NH90 helicopters – the new helicopter chosen by the Nordic countries. The first part of the contract has a value of MNOK 60, and the production programme will last until 2015. Preparations for production will start in 2003 and the production will start in 2004.
This gives Kongsberg the opportunity to strengthen and further develop advanced production technology within aeronautical engineering. The contract will secure seven to eight jobs at Kongsberg Protech for 10 years.