Seaspan Recognized for Canadian Navy’s Vessel Modernization Project

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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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