April 2, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards has awarded MAN Energy Solutions Canada (MAN) of Vancouver, BC, a contract valued at $55M for work on Canada’s new Protecteur Class replenishment ships (AOR). MAN is one of several major systems integrators that Seaspan is working with in order to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
Kamen Stoykov, Marine Sales & Projects Manager, MAN Energy Solutions Canada, said, “MAN is proud to partner with Seaspan Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy to provide our state of the art power generation and propulsion systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new (replenishment) ships. MAN has been leading the way in advanced engineering for more than 250 years and we pride ourselves in providing our customers with expert level project management experience on power generation and marine projects.”
Under this contract MAN will provide propulsion and power generation components for the AORs. This will include two MAN 12V32/44CR (Common Rail) propulsion engines equipped with environmental protection SCR technology, reduction gears, propulsion shafts, propellers, ship service diesel generator sets, and an emergency diesel generator set. Work on these components will take place in Europe at MAN’s established manufacturing facilities. Work taking place in Canada will include MAN providing the integration for these systems, training, testing, and support during the harbor acceptance trials and the sea acceptance trials.
As a result of this contract MAN is investing in new facilities and creating high-quality jobs on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. As part of this MAN has already successfully invested in – Aspin Kemp and Associates, (AKA), from Prince Edward Island – thus supporting the Government of Canada’s objective to re-establish and grow the Canadian maritime industry and provide access to world markets. MAN is also supporting education initiatives and has provided the British Columbia Institute of Technology with the largest training engine on the West Coast.