The world’s best propeller
Mattias Neumann, Senior Vice President Propellers, and Göran Grunditz, Head of KONGSBERG Hydrodynamic Research Centre and Key Technology Owner for Hydrodynamics.
The large cavitation tunnel holds 400 cubic metres of water, which are pumped towards a scale model of the propeller design being tested.
Along one wall is a row of cabinets with numbered models of propellers. The collection goes back to the 1930s and includes around 1,600 propellers with varying blade angles and shapes.
A hydraulic system makes it possible to change the angle of the propeller blades even after the propeller has been installed on the vessel.
Lars-Johan Mårgård leads the delivery team in Kristinehamn, which consists of 12 project managers. Maria Bergsman is currently in the middle of several delivery projects.