Monjed 2 Fireboat wins WorkBoat Magazine’s Significant Boat of the Year Award

Monjed 2 Fireboat wins WorkBoat Magazine’s Significant Boat of the Year Award

Wajax key partner in engine design, proud to see this win for Metalcraft and other partners

Toronto, Ontario (February 6, 2023) – The Monjed 2 Fireboat has officially won WorkBoat Magazine’s Significant Boat of the Year award, which was announced at the International WorkBoat Show. As a key partner in the construction of the Monjed 2’s engine, Wajax is excited to see this boat receive this prestigious award.

The Monjed 2, crafted by Metalcraft Marine Inc., is a 25-meter fire, rescue and patrol boat created for the Kuwait Fire Service using MTU propulsion. This catamaran fireboat runs on a total vessel propulsion power of 2760hp and utilizes two engine-driven fire pumps with 10,000 gallon-per-minute pumping power to efficiently fight fires.

Wajax provided a plethora of parts in the building process of the Monjed 2, including:

·      MTU 10V2000M86 main engines rated at 1380hp each
·      MTU Bluevision Next Generation control system
·      ZF 665TS 2 speed marine gears
·      Vulkan shafting solution between the engines and the fire pumps

Through this equipment, sourced through top-quality vendors, Wajax played an integral part in creating the powerful, efficient engines the Monjed 2 needs to help the Kuwait Fire Service do their jobs with both speed and safety.

“We’re incredibly proud to be one of the teams involved in creating the Monjed 2, and we’re glad to see it get the recognition it deserves” says Joe Di Pede, Vice President of Powertrain at Wajax. “The quality of vendors and parts we bring to these kinds of projects is what gives us some much confidence in our work, and it shows in the performance of the Monjed 2’s engines. We appreciate the opportunity from Metalcraft to work with them on this amazing vessel, and we thank Workboat Magazine for showing off the Monjed 2 and its capabilities.”

The Monjed 2 Fireboat has been registered in Kuwait, and Wajax is proud to know it will be in use fighting fires and saving lives with the Kuwait Fire Service.

Wajax Corporation 

Founded in 1858, Wajax (TSX: WJX) is one of Canada’s longest standing and most diversified industrial products and services providers. The Corporation operates an integrated distribution system providing sales, parts, and services to a broad range of customers in diverse sectors of the Canadian economy, including construction, forestry, mining, industrial and commercial, oil sands, transportation, metal processing, government and utilities, and oil and gas. Details regarding Wajax’s products and services can be found on its website:

The Corporation’s goal is to be Canada’s leading industrial products and services provider, distinguished through its three core capabilities: sales force excellence, the breadth and efficiency of repair and maintenance operations, and the ability to work closely with existing and new vendor partners to continually expand its product offering to customers. The Corporation believes that achieving excellence in these three areas will position it to create value for its customers, employees, vendors, and shareholders.