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MAN PROPULSION PACKAGES FOR ROYAL CANADIAN NAVY TUGS

Friday, February 21, 2020 

Ocean Industries of Quebec has ordered eight MAN 12V175D-MM, IMO Tier III-compliant engines in connection with the construction of four 24m ASD tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy.

Two vessels will be delivered to each of Canada’s major naval bases at Esquimalt, British Columbia and Halifax, Nova Scotia. Under the contract, MAN Energy Solutions will provide SCR (Selective Catalytic Reduction - as pictured) systems to enable Tier III compliance, as well as ship service diesel-generator sets. Work on these components will take place at MAN’s facility in Denmark, while its Canadian division will integrate the systems and additionally provide training, testing and support during harbour-acceptance and sea-acceptance trials.

Kamen Stoykov, Marine Sales & Projects Manager, MAN Energy Solutions, Canada, said: “MAN is excited to partner with the Ocean Group under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy to provide our state-of-the-art MAN 175D high-speed propulsion engines and power generation for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Naval Large Tugboats. These modern engines will be equipped with the latest environmental protection technology from MAN and will comply with the latest environmental regulations. They also feature digitally-controlled fuel systems for optimal fuel efficiency. MAN Energy Solutions views this contract – along with recent Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) and Joint Support Ship (JSS) orders – as a vote of trust from the Royal Canadian Navy in our technology and support. Accordingly, we continue our commitment to Canada and our operations here by continuing to invest in our facilities on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts, in the process creating high-quality jobs. MAN looks forward to more opportunities to work with the Royal Canadian Navy in the future.”

MAN has successfully invested in Aspin Kemp and Associates – the power-supply, energy-management and drive-systems specialist from Prince Edward Island (PEI) – thus supporting the Government of Canada’s objective to re-establish and grow the Canadian maritime industry and provide access to world markets for Canadian companies.

Known as the Naval Large Tug (NLT) project, the new vessels are based on a Robert Allan Ltd RAmparts 2400 design.

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