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  • 24 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian officials announced February 22 that a new expert advisor has been elected to assist on the $26.2 billion “Canadian Surface Combatant” shipbuilding programme under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Through the NSPS, the Government is supporting the renewal of the Canada Coast Guard fleet, and ensuring that the Royal Canadian Navy is able to operate […]

  • 24 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    The Canadian government has confirmed that the Canadian Surface Combatant program is not at “very high risk”. Reacting to media reports about the CSC program being in trouble, the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Armed Forces released a statement repudiating such claims. The statement underscores that the project is currently in the definition phase. This phase includes examining […]

  • 8 October 2013
    Training & Education

    The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, joined by the Honourable James Moore, Minister of Industry and Regional Minister for British Columbia, yesterday announced that Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards will be building up to 10 additional large non-combat ships for the Canadian Coast Guard fleet at an estimated cost of $3.3 billion. […]

  • 11 July 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, yesterday welcomed the signing of a preliminary contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. as part of the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) project being implemented under the National […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Shipbuilding Association of Canada, the voice of Canada’s shipbuilding industry expressed concerns over recent reports that the Canadian government may lease foreign built tugboats rather than build replacement tugs for the Royal Canadian Navy at home. Several media reports in the recent days said the Canadian federal government didn’t think it necessary to build smaller boats for […]

  • 3 December 2013

    The Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, yesterday announced the award of two contracts totaling $1.1M to Northern Transportation Company Limited for Vessel Life Extension refit work to Canadian Coast […]

  • 20 October 2011
    Industry news

    The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) Secretariat today announced the results of a Request for Proposals to build large ships for Canada. This strategy will create jobs and generate significant economic benefits in shipbuilding and related industries across Canada. This will involve skilled work in a variety of sectors, such as steel manufacturing, information technology, […]

  • 26 January 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    The Canadian Government awarded a contract for the construction of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to Irving Shipbuilding Inc as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). This contract, valued at $2.3 billion, marks the start of the construction phase under the NSPS. The AOPS build contract will sustain approximately 1,000 jobs at Irving Shipbuilding as […]

  • 21 May 2015
    Equipment & technology

    OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. (OSI) signed a contract with Lockheed Martin Canada to build, deliver and support the installation of the Integrated Navigation and Bridge Systems (INBS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) to be built at the Halifax Shipyard. This implementation phase contract is being awarded […]

  • 7 September 2015
    Authorities, Research & Development

    Irving Shipbuilding celebrated the start of production of Canada’s First Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS) at its Halifax Shipyard. Delivery of the first HMCS Harry DeWolf-class ship is expected in 2018. Production has begun on two units for the centre section of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship. The ship is the first of up to 21 […]

  • 15 March 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Canadian Minister of Public Services and Procurement announced the signing of two contracts with Seaspan worth $65.4 M under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) for Vancouver Shipyards Co.  The two new contracts will allow Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. to initiate early discussions with potential suppliers and to purchase material and equipment to build the Offshore Oceanographic […]

  • 18 September 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Research & Development

    Irving Shipbuilding Inc. ordered Integrated Platform Management System for Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). The Shipyard hired L-3 MAPPS to provide the system. L-3 MAPPS is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers for delivering the AOPS vessels as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). Under this contract, L-3 MAPPS […]

  • 1 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news, Research & Development, Training & Education

    UK’s New RFA Tankers to Get Military Capabilities The UK Ministry of Defence has awarded a £15 million contract to A&P Group to install high-end military capabilities in four new tankers so that they are ready for operations by the Royal Fleet Auxiliary. Philippine Navy to Receive Two Vessels from Australia The Australian Government will […]

  • 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 […]

  • 24 October 2011
    Industry news

    Irving Shipbuilding celebrated its successful selection to negotiate the right to build Canada’s future combat fleet under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The company gathered late in the day to recognize its employees, community and government partners, and Canadians from coast to coast to coast for the outstanding support of Nova Scotia as a […]

  • 13 June 2016
    Authorities, Industry news

    Representatives from the Royal Canadian Navy and the shipbuilding industry laid the keel for HMCS Harry DeWolf, the lead ship of the Canadian Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) class. Rear Admiral John Newton, Commander Joint Task Force Atlantic and Commander Maritime Forces Atlantic (MARLANT), joined Kevin McCoy, president of Irving Shipbuilding, and CPO1 Pierre Auger, MARLANT formation chief, […]

  • 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 November 2012
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services and Minister for Status of Women, announces an industry engagement session for the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project. The CSC is one of the projects of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) and is intended to provide Canada with modern replacements for the Royal […]

  • 1 February 2016
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    Kongsberg Maritime announced February 1 that it has been selected by L-3 MAPPS to provide the CCTV system for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new class of Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). L-3 MAPPS is one of the suppliers to Irving Shipbuilding, a prime contractor delivering the AOPS vessels as a part of the Canadian National Shipbuilding […]

  • 20 May 2013
    Industry news

    French Navy Aquitaine class Frigate paid a visit last month to the Big Apple, having spent 3 days in port at Naval Station Norfolk, Virginia. The frigate was busy conducting missions off the coast of New York City, showing off its capabilities ranging from anti-submarine warfare, air defence, escort duties to naval gunfire support. Upon […]

  • 19 February 2015
    Authorities, Equipment & technology

    The Government of Canada has awarded an $8.5 million contract to NEWDOCK St. John’s Dockyard Limited for Vessel Life Extension (VLE) and refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Leonard J. Cowley. Based in St. John’s, Newfoundland, the CCGS Leonard J. Cowley is an Offshore Patrol Vessel used primarily for fisheries enforcement and search […]

  • 27 September 2012
    Industry news, Research & Development

    The ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Group, a worldwide-acting company for maritime defence electronics, has founded a subsidiary in Canada. ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Canada Ltd has been set up to establish a strong and reliable partnership with the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian authorities. As potential main contractor for the the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS), ATLAS ELEKTRONIK Canada […]

  • 30 May 2017
    Authorities, Equipment & technology, Industry news

    The Royal Canadian Navy laid the keel for its second Harry DeWolf-class arctic and offshore patrol vessel, future HMCS Margaret Brooke, on May 29. The keel-laying ceremony took place at Halifax Shipyard and was marked by the placing of a coin onto the keel of the ship by Olivia Strowbridge, the first woman in a trade supervisory role at Halifax […]

  • 23 September 2014
    Authorities, Research & Development

    As the Royal Canadian Navy undergoes its most extensive peacetime modernization in history, Vice-Admiral Mark Norman, Commander of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN), announced September 19 the upcoming retirement of four ships that have reached the end of their operational lives.   The ships are Her Majesty’s Canadian Ships (HMCS) Protecteur and Preserver, two Protecteur-class […]

  • 22 February 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans,  announced yesterday, February 21, the government’s $360 Million investment to extend the life of the Canadian Coast Guard fleet, which will benefit the Canadian shipbuilding industry across the country and build on the government’s priority to support jobs and growth. As part of the unprecedented investment […]

  • 26 June 2013
    Authorities, Industry news

    The Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence, on behalf of the Honourable Keith Ashfield, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans today announced funding of up to $488M to procure 18-21 new vessels for the Coast Guard Fleet.  Minister MacKay made the announcement during the 2013 Mari-Tech Conference, an annual event providing marine engineers and those […]

  • 20 February 2014
    Equipment & technology, Industry news

    OSI Maritime Systems Ltd. (OSI) announced yesterday that it has been selected by Lockheed Martin Canada to support the design activity of the bridge and navigation capabilities for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).   Lockheed Martin Canada is one of AOPS Prime Contractor Irving Shipbuilding’s Tier 1 suppliers […]

  • 7 March 2013
    Training & Education

    The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is an initiative of the Canadian Government to build new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard. Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards won the right to bid on the non-combat vessels under this strategy, and as such is proceeding with a $200 million Shipyard Modernization Program to support execution. […]

  • 12 May 2011
    Authorities, Industry news

      BMT Fleet Technology Ltd, a subsidiary of BMT Group Ltd, the leading international maritime design, engineering and risk management consultancy, is pleased to announce the appointment of Dr Gordon Fleming as President. A former Canadian Naval Officer, Gordon has over 30 years of experience in the aerospace and defence industry with a focus on […]