Gastops wins contract to support U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR


The Canadian Commercial Corporation (CCC) is pleased to announce that Gastops has been selected by the U.S. Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA), to provide a Propulsion System Dynamic Response Analysis (PSDRA) for the U.S. Coast Guard Cutter POLAR STAR.

The Polar Star is the Coast Guard’s only heavy icebreaker. The ship travels to Antarctica to lead Operation Deep Freeze every year, routinely breaking miles of ice more than 20 feet thick. It is powered by diesel electric and three aviation-grade gas turbines which provide up to 75,000 horsepower.

The Gastops PSDRA will generate a complete understanding of the performance and stability of the as-proposed propulsion plant in steady state and transient state, during open water and icebreaking operations, to validate the performance of new equipment, its integration into the existing propulsion systems, and its control algorithms.

Based in Ottawa, Gastops is the world’s leading provider of intelligent condition monitoring solutions used in Aerospace, Defence, Energy, and Industrial applications to optimize the availability, performance, and safety of critical assets.

As part of the Canada-U.S. Defence Production Sharing Agreement (DPSA), CCC helps Canadian companies like Gastops to bid on and win contracts with the service branches of the U.S. Department of Defense.

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