On Thursday 6 December 2018, the day of St Nicholas, patron of the Hellenic Navy and all seafarers, the Minister of National Defense accompanied by the Chief of Hellenic National Defence General Staff, the Chief of the Hellenic Navy General Staff and the Chief of the Fleet, visited the frigate “HS AIGAION” where the Laskaridis brothers were thanked for their donation of four new diesel-electric engines for the ship.
Panos and Thanasis Laskaridis, under the so-called “KYKNOS” program, undertook the cost of supplying, installing and integrating four BAUDOUIN and LEROY SOMER power generating sets to the Hellenic Navy Frigate “HS AEGEON”, to replace existing old technology.
The support of the Hellenic Navy by the President of the Aikaterini Laskaridis Foundation is firm and is manifested in the form of many donations and sponsorships.
The successful replacement of the power generating sets ensures greater power availability for a period of time that will cover the expected operational life of “S”-type frigates, significantly reducing maintenance and repair costs, while the old sets will be used to support other frigates of the same type.
During the ceremony, the president of the Foundation announced the intention of the Laskaridis brothers to continue financing the “KYKNOS” project for one more frigate of the Hellenic Navy.