Tognum to Provide Propulsion System For US Patrol Boat
Tognum has been named as the single source integrator for the complete propulsion system of U.S. Coast Guard’s first Sentinel Class Cutter. This new class of cutter will replace the aging Island Class Cutters that are nearing the end of their service life.
MTU’s scope of supply includes two 20V 4000 M93L main propulsion engines rated at 4,300 kW, along with reduction gears and MTU’s Callosum integrated ship automation system, which continuously monitors and controls all areas and functions of the ship’s mechanical and electrical components and ensures the reliability of the on-board systems.
Bollinger Shipyards (Lockport, Louisiana, USA), who was named Prime Contractor for this project in September 2008, has contracted directly with MTU Detroit Diesel for the supply and integration of propulsion system components. Delivery of MTU’s first ship set is slated for the beginning of 2010. The order includes an option for 33 additional vessels with MTU propulsion systems.
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