Krupp MaK Wins $21.6-Million Retrofit Contract For Canadian Icebreaker

—Literature Available Krupp MaK Maschinenbau GmbH of Kiel, West Germany, recently signed a 40-million Deutsche mark (about $21.6 million) contract with the Canadian shipyard Halifax Dartmouth Industries Limited for the complete retrofit of the propulsion system of Canada's largest icebreaker, the Louis S. St. Laurent.

The turbine electric DC installation will be replaced by a diesel electric AC/DC system.

Total installed diesel power will be 31,560 kw from five diesel generator sets, type 16 M 453 C of 5,880 kw each, and two diesel generator sets type 6 M 282 of 1,100 kw each. In addition, the contract specifies the general overhaul of the DC-propulsion motors and testing of the propulsion system on a special test rig in Canada.

Krupp MaK is the general contractor for the whole propulsion system. The electrical part will be supplied by Siemens Electric Limited Canada.

Other contracts recently concluded by Krupp Mak include two containerships ordered by Chinese state shipping company COSCO from Howaldswerke Deutsche Werft AG, which will have six Krupp MaK diesel generator sets (in all COSCO will then have eight ships with 24 MaK diesel generator sets); Dutch reefer owner Seatrade will have its third reefer built by Van Diepen Werft in Holland equipped with a 6 M 601 main propulsion engine of 6,600 kw; and a 6 M 601 main engine with 6,000 kw has been specified for a Spanish tuna seiner.

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Maritime Reporter Magazine, page 79,  Nov 1988

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