Survitec to retrofit Canada’s MCDV fleet with Novenco XFlow water mist system
Survitec’s Novenco Fire Fighting (NFF) X-Flow water mist system will be retrofitted to Canada’s Department of National Defence (DND) 12-Kingston-class maritime coastal defence vessels (MCDV), to address a known firefighting deficiency, the company said in its release.
SNC-Lavalin, as the prime contractor for the maintenance of the vessels, contracted Survitec’s partner in Canada, Don Brenton’s Fire Protection, to carry out the work.
The first two MCDVs – Goose Bay and Brandon – have taken delivery of the NFF X-Flow total flooding water mist system, designed for the protection of Category A machinery spaces. Installation is expected to complete this year.
Retrofit installation to the remaining ten vessels is scheduled to follow delivery of the systems currently under construction by Survitec Fire Solutions, Poland.
The Kingston-class of MCDVs, commissioned in the 1990s were designed with open case funnels which make the water mist system the ideal solution in this application. Water mist systems are fully capable of extinguishing a shipboard fire within a given protected space despite exposure to atmospheric conditions.
Certified according to SOLAS chapter II-2 and IMO MSC1165, the NFF X-Flow water mist system was added to Survitec’s portfolio two-years ago, following the acquisition of Wilhelmsen Maritime Service.
Survitec will be showcasing its fire-fighting equipment portfolio along with other safety and survival solutions at Booth C01-38 during the Nor-Shipping exhibition and conference between 4th and 7th of June, in Oslo, Norway.
Survitec is a global leader in survival and safety solutions to the marine, defence, aviation and offshore markets. Survitec has over 3,000 employees worldwide covering eight manufacturing facilities, 15 offshore support centres and over 70 owned service stations. It is further supported by a network of over 500 3rd party service stations and distributors. Throughout its 160-year history, Survitec has remained at the forefront of innovation, design and application engineering and is the trusted name when it comes to critical safety and survival solutions.