23 August 2022 – Thrustmaster of Texas announced today the receipt of a multiyear contract from the US Coast Guard Surface Force Logistics Center (SFLC) to overhaul thrusters for the Coast Guard’s 175’ WLM vessels. Over the period of performance for this contract, Thrustmaster will fully overhaul to a like-new status the primary propulsion system for these Icebreaker/Buoy & Construction Tenders. This effort will allow the Coast Guard to continue to support the important missions of these vessels for years to come. This contract will be executed at Thrustmaster’s 300,000 sq.ft. facility in Houston, Texas.
“Thrustmaster is pleased to contribute to the sustainment of these cutters by ensuring that their mission critical propulsion system is overhauled properly and returned to optimal operating condition. Thrustmaster strives to provide the best local American support to the to the US Coast Guard and their fleet operating in the most demanding environments.” said Mr. Joe Bekker, President of Thrustmaster of Texas. “We continue to evolve our capabilities to support important Government programs and we are pleased to support the sustainment of these essential platforms. We are proud to be a truly American designer, manufacturer and over-hauler of marine propulsion systems for both Government and commercial applications and this contract demonstrates the confidence that the US Coast Guard has in our ability to support this long term effort.”
Thrustmaster of Texas, an American owned small business located in Houston, Texas, has been supporting commercial and military marine propulsion requirements since 1984. Thrustmaster currently provides the Auxiliary Propulsion Units (APUs) for the US Navy Independence (LCS-2) Class ships as well as the APUs for the Constellation (FFG-62) Class frigates.