2015 May 7 10:14

Protacon contracted to upgrade two Swedish icebreakers

Protacon was awarded a major order for the modernization of  electric and automation systems of two icebreakers.  Protacon has been entrusted with the modernization of electric propulsion drives and drive control systems for the Swedish icebreakers, Atle and Frej, the Finnish company said in a press release.

The Customer is the Swedish Maritime Administration.

The Swedish Maritime Administration wants to uniform the techniques of its icebreakers to facilitate their usability and maintenance. The modernization will also improve the reliability of operation and increase the service lives of the ships. Now approximately 40 old, Atle and Frej will gain remarkably longer lifespan.
Protacon has previously delivered similar modernizations for the Finnish icebreaker Urho and the Swedish Ymer.

The new contract includes the upgrade of electric drives and automation systems, maintenance and helpdesk agreement comprising performance assurance and annual maintenance of the systems.

Jyväskylä, Finland headquartered Protacon Ltd. (part of Protacon Group) is a high-tech engineering and service company. It's service portfolio includes quality assurance and testing systems, software solutions and technological turnkey deliveries. In 2014 the turnover of the corporate group reached EUR 16.5 million. The Group's workforce is 220 people. The Group has its offices in eight locations in Finland and one in Jiangyiun, China.