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  • 14 August 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Canadian government has awarded Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec, a CA$610 million contract to deliver three converted icebreakers to the Canadian Coast Guard. Under the contract, Davie is to acquire three medium commercial icebreakers and prepare them for coast guard service. The first vessel is expected to begin operations for the upcoming icebreaking season, beginning in December 2018. The […]

  • 30 January 2018
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy auxiliary oiler replenishment (AOR) vessel Asterix has entered service after completing sea trials and testing. Asterix performed daily replenishment-at-sea (RAS) exercises with the RCN and conducted extensive RCAF CH-148 Cyclone helicopter operations to prove and demonstrate its capabilities. Exercises ranged from dual RAS operations to helicopter landing, take-off and vertical replenishment trials. […]

  • 25 May 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian shipyard Davie Shipbuilding cut first steel for the Royal Canadian Navy Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel during a ceremony held in Lévis, Québec, May 24. Project Resolve, as the undertaking was dubbed, consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis in October 2015, into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in order to support the […]

  • 29 January 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Quebec-based shipbuilder Davie Shipbuilding has urged Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau to reevaluate the government’s decision not to order a second supply ship for the Royal Canadian Navy. Speaking in Quebec last Friday, Justin Trudeau told an audience that the Canadian Armed Forces did an assessment and concluded that there was no need for the […]

  • 27 December 2017
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The Royal Canadian Navy’s Resolve-class naval support ship Asterix has completed all trials and is en route to Canadian Forces Base Halifax where she will enter Royal Canadian Navy service and be operated by Federal Fleet Services Inc. According to Davie Shipbuilding, the company in charge of converting the former containership into a fleet support ship, Asterix departed Québec […]

  • 6 March 2017
    Authorities, Industry news

    Davie Shipbuilding, the contractor in charge of constructing the Royal Canadian Navy’s Resolve-class auxiliary oiler replenishment vessel, has subcontracted ALMACO Group for the delivery of a superstructure for the vessel. Project Resolve consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis, Canada, in October 2015, into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in […]

  • 17 July 2019
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian government has finalized contracts for the maintenance of Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates with two of three shipbuilders set to share work on a deal worth C$7 billion over a span of 20 years. The government said it has awarded $500 million contracts to Chantier Davie and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards Limited to carry […]

  • 2 November 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Royal Canadian Navy Halifax-class frigates will be maintained by three different shipyards following a government contract announcement on Thursday. The contract was held by Irving Shipbuilding since 2011 but the company will now have to share work on the frigates with Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Seaspan Victoria Shipyards. The combined value of the three contracts […]

  • 16 February 2017
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    Canadian Coast Guard Ship Louis St Laurent, the country’s heaviest icebreaker, arrived in Quebec, Canada where it was dry-docked for a refit. Work on the refit and upgrades of CCGS Louis St Laurent will be undertaken by Davie Shipbuilding under a $14 million contract announced in January 2017. During a life-extension refit that was completed by Davie and Babcock Canada […]

  • 25 December 2019

    Shipbuilder Chantier Davie has pre-qualified to become the third strategic partner under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), the Canadian government announced. Under the multibillion-dollar program to renew the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy fleets, the yard will build six program icebreakers for the coast guard. In May 2019, the government revealed plans to […]

  • 16 October 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Canadian shipbuilder Davie Shipbuilding launched the Royal Canadian Navy’s Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship ‘Asterix’ this weekend at its shipyard in Quebec. The naval support ship started life as containership MV Asterix and was converted into the naval support ship after arriving in Lévis in October 2015. The shipbuilder said commissioning of all onboard […]

  • 4 December 2017
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    Canadian Navy’s future naval fleet auxiliary vessel M/V Asterix has joined Green Marine, a voluntary environmental certification program for North America’s maritime industry. By doing so, the Federal Fleet Services-operated oiler became the first naval oiler to join the certification program. “It’s the greenest naval ship ever built in Canada,” stated Spencer Fraser, Federal Fleet Services’ CEO. […]

  • 14 July 2016
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    The Canadian government has issued a call for bids to dispose of the Royal Canadian Navy Iroquois-class destroyer, HMCS Iroquois, one of only two remaining ships in the class. The ship was decommissioned along with HMCS Algonquin last May leaving only HMCS Athabaskan in active service. Algonquin has already been sold for scrap while HMCS Huron, […]

  • 2 March 2017

    Royal Canadian Navy’s last Iroquois-class destroyer HMCS Athabaskan is set to be decommissioned at the Canadian Forces Base Halifax on March 10, after 44 years of service. The destroyer returned to her homeport on March 1 after completing the final underway of her career. During the underway, HMCS Athabaskan conducted its last foreign port visit to Bermuda […]

  • 21 July 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Canadian shipbuilder Chantier Davie on Thursday unveiled the Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship ‘Asterix’. Asterix is the first large naval ship to be built in Canada in over 20 years, according to the shipbuilder. Project Resolve, as the undertaking was dubbed, consists of converting a containership, former MV Asterix which arrived in Lévis in October […]

  • 3 February 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development, Training & Education

    Sailors aboard the Nimitz-class aircraft carrier USS Abraham Lincoln (CVN 72) participated in an integrated fire drill alongside the Newport News Shipbuilding Fire Department (NNSFD) Jan. 22 to test the two team’s response time and cooperation. Chief Warrant Officer 4 Kevin Davis said: This training is extremely important while the ship is docked in Newport […]

  • 29 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Project Resolve Inc. have selected OSI Maritime Systems’ Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) for the conversion of the container vessel M.V. Asterix into an Auxiliary Oil Replenishment (AOR) ship. The ship will be converted in order to meet the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) supply ship requirements. OSI’s Integrated Navigation and Tactical System (INTS) is a […]

  • 28 July 2017
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    Engineering firm WR Davis became the first Canadian company to be picked by BAE Systems to deliver equipment for the construction of the Royal Navy’s new Type 26 frigates. BAE Systems as the prime contractor on the program awarded a C$12m contract to WR Davis Engineering Ltd for the uptake and downtake elements of the […]

  • 23 August 2019
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    The frigate was overhauled at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax shipyard.

  • 18 April 2014
    Industry news

    The Government of Canada has awarded a $6.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc. for critical refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent.   The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada. The CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent is Canada’s […]

  • 16 September 2015
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Newport News Shipbuilding effectuated cuts Tuesday, with more likely to come in the next year. The shipyard announced 480 layoffs due to a temporary but significant drop in work which the Huntington Ingalls Industries president Mike Petters attributed to congressional inaction and a budget gridlock, reports the Daily Press. The news comes despite of Huntington Ingalls […]

  • 18 May 2018
    Industry news

    Naval Group Australia on May 18 announced that its board of directors appointed John Davis as the chief executive officer (CEO) and Future Submarine program director. According to Naval Group, the appointment will become effective 1 July 2018. John Davis will be in charge of the delivering a fleet of 12 new submarines to the […]

  • 12 March 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Government of Canada has awarded a $13.6 million contract to Chantier Davie Canada Inc. for Vessel Life Extension and refit work for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Earl Grey. The CCGS Earl Grey celebrated its 30th year of service earlier this year, on February 8. Renewing the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet is part of […]

  • 25 June 2018
    Authorities, Vessels

    The Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) is to receive three icebreakers to support its operations during the upcoming icebreaking season. As explained, the ships would provide interim capability for the coast guard, while replacement vessels are being built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Specifically, Public Services and Procurement Canada has issued an Advanced Contract Award Notice […]

  • 9 May 2017
    Industry news

    Shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada has received a new large network IP CCTV system for installation aboard the Royal Canadian Navy’s Project Resolve auxiliary oiler replenishment ship. The system was delivered by Aberdeen, UK-based Kongsberg Maritime camera systems group. The digital IP CCTV system was delivered following a factory acceptance test (FAT), which took place in November 2016. The […]

  • 23 July 2018
    Authorities, Industry news, Vessels

    Three teams of bidders have submitted their final proposals for the construction of a fleet of new frigates for the Royal Canadian Navy under the Canadian Surface Combatant Program. The companies received feedback to revise their proposals in May and the deadline for the final bids to be submitted was Friday last week. A total […]

  • 9 June 2017
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Boeing and Huntington Ingalls Industries announced they are joining forces for the design and production of unmanned undersea vehicles (UUVs) for the U.S. Navy’s extra large UUV program. “This partnership provides the Navy a cost-effective, low-risk path to meet the emergent needs that prompted the Navy’s Advanced Undersea Prototyping program,” said Darryl Davis, president, Boeing Phantom Works. […]

  • 1 November 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The U.S. Navy’s auxiliary general purpose oceanographic research vessel, R/V Sally Ride (AGOR 28), was commissioned during an October 28 ceremony at the Broadway Pier Port Pavilion in San Diego. The ship was named in honor of the late Sally Ride, who was selected for NASA’s astronaut corps in 1978, became the first American woman […]

  • 11 March 2011

      Yesterday CBO senior analyst Eric Labs testified before the House Armed Services Committee’s Subcommittee on Seapower and Projections Forces to discuss the challenges that the Navy is facing in its plans for building its future fleet. The testimony focused on the costs and force structure implications of the 30-year shipbuilding plan that the Navy […]