On April 5, Navantia delivered to the Royal Norwegian Navy
in the Fene-Ferrol shipyard, the Fridtjof Nansen frigate, the first of five that Navantia was contracted to build. The contract was signed in June 2000. The commissioning ceremony of this frigate, launched in May 2004 was presided by the NDLO Director, General Trond Karlsen, and by Juan Pedro Gómez Jaén, president of Navantia. The Chief of Naval Forces, Admiral Jan E. Finseth, also attended as well as other members of the Norwegian and Spanish Navies.