Seaspan Recognized for Canadian Navy’s Vessel Modernization Project

Lockheed Martin Canada granted its first Supplier Excellence Award to Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards for its outstanding work and contribution to the Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax Class Modernization-Combat Systems Integration project (HCM CSI).

HCM CSI is the modernization program, awarded in late 2008 to Lockheed Martin Canada Mission Systems and Training (LM Canada MST), for the mid-life upgrade of radars, major critical sensors, command and control systems, operations room, and a suite of simulation and training systems.

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards has managed the disassembly and removal of legacy systems, the retrofit and renovation of space on-board, and the installation of new systems and sensors for the five west-coast based HALIFAX Class frigates under contract to LM Canada MST.

Work completed on Canada’s frigates is also providing opportunities to expand the program internationally. Lockheed Martin Canada signed a $180-million contract in May 2014 to supply the combat equipment to modernize New Zealand’s Te Kaha and Te Mana Anzac-class frigates. The first NZ frigate slated for modernization is expected to arrive at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in mid-2016, contingent on a contract being finalized this year.

The Supplier Excellence Award, presented by LM Canada MST, represents a high level of recognition. It is awarded to suppliers and sub-contractors who demonstrate superior delivery, spirit of collaboration, and ability to exceed customer expectations. As the first recipient, Seaspan is recognized for its dedication and team approach as a key contributor to the HCM CSI project.

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