Tognum awarded contract for fourth National Security Cutter (NSC)
Posted on December 18, 2008
The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum further proved its position as the engine supplier of choice for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deepwater program. Tognum’s subsidiary mtu was awarded a contract of just under $35 million to provide the complete propulsion system for the fourth NSC vessel.
- $35 Million Fixed Price Contract
- Complete Propulsion System Consisting of Two Diesel Engines and One Gas Turbine
- Electronic Monitoring and Control System
Friedrichshafen/Detroit, 18 December 2008. The specialist for propulsion and power solutions Tognum further proved its position as the engine supplier of choice for the U.S. Coast Guard’s Deepwater program. Tognum’s subsidiary mtu was awarded a contract of just under $35 million to provide the complete propulsion system for the fourth NSC vessel.
This current contract follows mtu’s selection as the propulsion plant single source vendor for the Bertholf, the Waesche and the Stratton, the first three of eight planned NSCs. Each will be outfitted with a combined diesel and gas turbine propulsion plant including twin 20V 1163 engines rated at 7,400 kW (9,925 bhp) and one GE LM2500 gas turbine rated at 22,000 kW (29,500 bhp), as well as an mtu propulsion control and monitoring system, a cross-connected reduction gear system and two controllable/reversible pitch propeller systems. This scope of supply underlines mtu’s system competence to integrate all vital propulsion components inclusive the automation systems.
In addition to the Deepwater NSC, mtu has an extensive resume with the U.S. Coast Guard including a fleet of 104 Motor Life Boats and a fleet of 74 Coastal Patrol Boats.
“Historically, mtu has enjoyed a good relationship with the U.S. Coast Guard and we are proud to be chosen to power their ships – from the newest National Security Cutters to the more veteran Motor Life Boats,” said Rainer Breidenbach, COO of Tognum AG with responsibility for the Business Unit "Engines”. “Our commitment to superior performance, quality, parts and service support, and on-going training is critical to ensure our service men and women complete their missions around the country as they work diligently to enable the coast guards to keep the waters and borders around the world safe for us all.”
The first of the NSCs, Bertholf, was commissioned on August 8, 2008, marking a significant milestone in its transition to full operational status in the Coast Guard’s fleet.