Supplying an icebreaker

MAN Diesel and Turbo has been selected to supply a new icebreaker. The main plan is the production of a new engine for the ‘Australian Antarctic Division’s (AAD). 2 x 16V32 / 44CR main engines, which produce 9,600 kW, have been selected due to their efficiency in fuel degradation and design, which can be adapted to the environment. The engines have shown no problems during the testing at -30 ° C and extended missions. ‘Serco Defence’ has been selected for the provision of parts of the ship, and the design is by ‘Damen Shipyards Naval Shipbuilding’ (DSNS). The completion of the construction is planned for 2020.