KNUD E. HANSEN has partnered with Barrier Marine Services (Canada) Ltd to provide turnkey HVAC system on Canada’s polar icebreaker

KNUD E. HANSEN has entered into a partnership agreement with Barrier Marine Services (Canada) Ltd to design the heating ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) system for the Canadian Coast Guard’s new Polar Icebreaker to be built at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard.

KNUD E. HANSEN will provide the design and engineering package for the HVAC system through the functional and production design phases of the project and continue to provide support through Long Lead Item (LLI) procurement and vessel construction.

Barrier Marine Services (Canada) Ltd, a subsidiary of UK-based Barrier Architectural Services Ltd, will supply and install the HVAC system based on the design by KNUD E. HANSEN.

As part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Seaspan Shipyards is the prime contractor responsible for the design and construction of the Polar Icebreaker.

The vessel will be 158m long and 28m wide and be able to accommodate up to 100 personnel. It will be able to operate in higher latitudes, in more difficult ice conditions and for longer periods than any existing Canadian icebreaker.

It will be one of the world’s most powerful conventional icebreakers with a critical mission of protecting Canada’s Arctic sovereignty along with supporting Arctic science and research, environmental response, northern resupply, and search and rescue.

KNUD E. HANSEN and Barrier Marine Services (Canada) Ltd have already formed a dedicated project team of experienced HVAC engineers and designers and look forward to the opportunity to support Seaspan and the Canadian Coast Guard in this exciting endeavour.

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