DEW wins $15.4M contract to heat up Canadian Forces

September 10, 2010   by PLANT STAFF

DEW heaters primarily operate on diesel fuel and share a common enclosure.

Photo: DEW

OROMOCTO, NB: Canada’s Department of National Defence has awarded a $15.4 million contract for the design, development and manufacturing of space and water heaters to DEW Engineering and Development ULC.

The Ottawa-based aerospace and defence company will provide 2,110 field space heaters and 520 water heaters (with an option for additional units, plus integrated logistical support) for use by Canadian Forces at home and abroad.

The space heaters are specifically designed for extremely cold weather, such as the conditions found in Canada’s Arctic, producing 100,000 BTU heating for temporary shelters and tents, while the water heaters deliver hot water instantly for field showers and dishwashing.

DEW said it partnered with Polartherm of Luvia, Finland to adapt existing equipment to meet Canadian Forces requirements. Both heaters primarily operate on diesel fuel, sharing a common enclosure and many internal parts to reduce maintenance and long-term support costs.

The heaters will be manufactured at DEW’s Ottawa production plant.

The company also has operations in Miramichi, NB.

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