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On Watch August 3, 2022 Edition

August 3, 2022
 
 

On Watch Newsletter Edition August 3, 2022 

 

 

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From Colin's Desk 

Colin Cooke

 

Hello everyone, 

We hope that our members and readers are enjoying the pleasant weather at the height of our always-too-brief Canadian summer! I am just back from a week’s vacation along the St Lawrence just north of Quebec City and by the looks of things in that region, it’s a busy season indeed. If you are reading On Watch for the first time thanks to it being passed along to you, you are welcome to sign up for future editions here –  it’s free and we never share your emails with anyone.

In this edition we decided to be reflective and feature our own association with an interview with Sandra Houle. Sandra has been working with CMISA for some time since and has been instrumental in helping the association grow and develop over the past few years. These are exciting times indeed to be in the shipbuilding industry, and we at CMISA are privileged to be at the heart of the sector and to be able to share your success stories, promote Canadian innovation and facilitate industry-wide discussions and connections.

Finally, as always, please take note of our Job Board and a) take advantage of it if your company has an opening and b) send links to friends and family so that we can attract new people into our sector. We all need the help!  

 

Stay safe and I am looking forward to seeing you soon,  

 

Colin Cooke

President and CEO

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Team Spotlight

Sandra Houle Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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After over three years at the Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association, Sandra Houle has found her “home”. Responsible for Member Services and Continuous Improvement, she feels fortunate to have seen the association and the industry grow and adapt over these past few years. With a background in administrative services, Sandra jumped around between industries but felt the need to delve deeper into one specific industry. When she joined the marine sector, something special happened and she quickly realized that our sector is very different than other industries and that it is like a big family. For many people who work in shipbuilding, the work is personal. Many have deep family and community connections to shipbuilding, which was very attractive to Sandra. As she puts it, “I really feel like I was adopted by people in the marine industry. Shipbuilding runs in their blood and I feel privileged to be ‘adopted’ as an outsider”.

Customer service has always been part of Sandra’s background, and the ability to help people and support them makes the job valuable for her. Her viewpoint of the industry is comprehensive as CMISA keeps growing. A great advantage of being part of the association is the “feeling of greatness and all of us working together towards common goals”. Being at the heart of the sector through the association is something that Sandra values, and she has seen the organization grow from having a handful of members to representing a broad range of industries, many shipyards and a diverse supply chain in all corners of our country.

Something that Sandra finds fascinating is the way that the marine sector in Canada has been changing. As she says, “the new technology era that is being developed right before our very eyes is so interesting, and it’s great to experience this first-hand at CMISA. We often see new developments as they emerge through the news stories we share and the insights we gain from our members. It is an honour to get this early knowledge and to promote Canadian innovation.”

Sandra has also noticed how many more women are working at all levels of the industry in Canada. Women are truly part of the shipbuilding story in Canada, and the broader participation in the workforce means that there is a bright future in the industry for everyone with many different types of jobs. Part of the value of CMISA, according to Sandra, is that it is a place for all members of the industry to meet, to share insights and to collectively grow together and achieve great things.

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Recent News

Heddle Shipyards Receives Canadian Coast Guard Vessel Life Extension Contract

The Canadian Coast Guard announced the award of a $36.14 million vessel life extension contract to Heddle Shipyards to be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase its operational life.

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Canada Announces Expanded Oceans Protection Plan

As was announced in the spring budget, a new investment of $2 billion over nine years will expand ocean protection, and includes measures such as improving the efficiency, safety and sustainability of Canada’s marine supply chains and better managing marine traffic navigation off our coasts.

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From Surface to Subsea to Space: U.S. Navy Shipbuilding Outlook 2022

America’s naval shipbuilding industry can look forward to another year of relative stasis, with the focus on procuring undersea platforms, and more focus on recapitalizing drydocks, infrastructure and space-support.

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Attention Turns to Extra Large Unmanned Underwater Vessels

With submarines years away in Australia, the Royal Australian’s Navy is turning to extra large autonomous underwater vehicles to help fill the gap and Canada’s Cellula Robotics aims to be part of the solution.

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“K” Line to Fit Seawing Kits on Three More Ships

Airseas has won orders for three more of its Seawings systems from Kuwasaki Kisen Kaisha to help reduce emissions by using the Airseas parafoils wind propulsion technology.

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Marine Insurance: Climate Change Challenges for the Shipping Industry

With 90% of global trade moved by sea, shipping is a major contributor to climate change and with ‘business as usual’ emissions could increase by 50% by 2050.

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Navy’s Joint Support Ship Taking Shape at Seaspan Shipyard

Pandemic supply chain issues have pushed the delivery dates of both Navy ships back two years, but progress on the first joint support ship is unmistakable from Vancouver Harbour.

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Brock Students, Volunteers Uncovering St. Catharine’s Maritime Past at Local Dig

An archaeological excavation is uncovering physical evidence from the historic early 19th century Shickluna Shipyard. The Shickluna Shipyard offers a significant connection to St. Catharine’s industrial past, the history of the Welland Canal and the development of the Niagara region.

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Researchers develop new way to estimate wave resistance

Researchers have developed a new method that can estimate sea wave effect more accurately and easily.

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Canada seeking new torpedo countermeasures for submarines

The Canadian navy is looking for a new system to defeat hostile torpedoes as it works to extend the life of its four Victoria-class submarines through the mid-2030s.

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A look at the likelihood of Chinese nuke torpedoes

Beijing-based researchers have completed the conceptual design work for a small, low-cost nuclear reactor.

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Maritime shipping tries to reduce emissions, but key obstacles remain in its lane

There are many obstacles as the shipping sector tries to reduce emissions but we know that there are many Canadian companies working to address the issues raised in this article.

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Shipping shown pathway to battery-powered future

A summary of a study charting a pathway to a battery-powered future for voyages up to 5,000 km.

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Federal government working to replace burned N.S.-P.E.I. ferry

The Canadian government owns the MV Holiday Island, which was already set for replacement by 2027, but last Friday’s fire has accelerated those plans.

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Coming Soon

DEFSEC 2022

DEFSEC Atlantic is a major networking opportunity for the Aerospace, Defence and Security industries - the second largest of its kind in Canada. Focused on showcasing Atlantic Canadian opportunities, the show's worldwide reach creates partnership potential for all attendees. Incorporating elements of both a trade show and a defence procurement conference, it provides access to "the right people" in an engaging and professional setting. All attendees have opportunities, through our B2B/B2G program, social events & communications tools, to interact with all levels of defence, industry and government participants.

Date: Oct 4-6, 2022

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Maritime Security Challenges 2022

The MSC proceedings are intended to foster dialogue addressing maritime affairs in the Pacific region and around the world. What follows is a description of the topics to be discussed, along with short thematic descriptions designed to spur discussion amongst our panelists and delegates.

Date: November 14-16, 2022

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Current Procurement Opportunities

NEW-Request for Qualification for Harbour Cleanup – Fischells & St. David’s, NL

The RFQ closes on August 3, 2022

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NEW-Request for Qualification for Breakwater Repairs – Bay De Verde, NL

The RFP closes on August 3, 2022

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Request for Qualification for Wharf Repairs – Mary’s Harbour, NL

The RFQ closes on August 3, 2022

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Request for Proposal for VICTORIA Class Plates and Spares for AZL Mast

The RFP closes on August 3, 2022

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Invitation to Tender for Breakwater Construction – Barr’d Harbour, NL

The RFP closes on August 4, 2022

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Request for Proposal for a Floating Dock

The RFP closes on August 8, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares – Refrigeration System

The RFP closes on August 9, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Placing, Lifting or Removing, Maintaining and Servicing Buoys in the Province of Newfoundland and Labrador

The RFP closes on August 9, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for NMSO Marine Fuels

The NPP closes on August 9, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for a Dive Skiff

The NPP closes on August 9, 2022

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NEW-Request for Qualification for Norris Point Wharf Repairs – Norris Point, NL

The RFQ closes on August 9, 2022

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Request for Proposal for VICTORIA Class Spares – Motors, Studs, Flanges, Valves and O-Rings

The RFP closes on August 10, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement– New Landing – Green Island (Fortune Bay), Newfoundland and Labrador

The NPP closes on August 11, 2022

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NEW-Invitation to Tender for Wharf and Float Reconstruction, Port Clements Harbour, BC

The ITT closes on August 11, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for Breakwater Construction – Blanc-Sablong

The NPP closes on August 11, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for CCGS John P. Tully – Drydocking and Refit

The NPP closes on August 11, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for a 3.4 Senior Project Planner for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) Project

The NPP closes on August 12, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for Wharf Assessment and Refurbishment, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories

The RFP closes on August 16, 2022

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Request for Proposal for UF Module – Valve, Solenoid – Parts Kit, Valve

The RFP closes on August 16, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Hose, Nonmetallic & Hose Set, Nonmetallic

The RFP closes on August 16, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Valve, Gate

The RFP closes on August 16, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for a Marine Winch

The NPP closes on August 16, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Valve, Safety Relief

The RFP closes on August 16, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Mount, Resilient, Weapon System (for Navy ships belonging to HN Division)

The RFP closes on August 16, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Various Pins for VICTORIA Class Submarines

The RFP closes on August 17, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Parts Kit, Check Valve and Valve, Globe

The RFP closes on August 17, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares: Mount, Resilient, Utility

The RFP closes on August 17, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for Mangystau 2 Dockside Refit

The RFP closes on August 24, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares: Communication, Electrical and Electronic Equipment Components

The RFP closes on August 24, 2022

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NEW-Request for Letter of Interest / Request for Information for Victoria-Class Modernization Torpedo Countermeasure Launcher

The LOI/RFI closes on August 26, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for MSPV Drydocks

The RFP closes on August 26, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Two (2) Watercrafts and One (1) Double Trailer

The RFP closes on August 29, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Scupper, Sub-Assembly

The RFP closes on September 6, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Diverter Plug

The RFP closes on September 6, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Valve, Safety Relief

The RFP closes on September 6, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Valve, Ball

The RFP closes on September 6, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Valve, Solenoid

The RFP closes on September 6, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Hose Set, Nonmetallic

The RFP closes on September 6, 2022

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NEW-Notice of Proposed Procurement for the CCGS Sir John Franklin - Refit

The NPP closes on September 7, 2022

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Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares: Valves, Studs, Gages and Wire

The RFP closes on September 7, 2022

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NEW-Request for Proposal for Multiple VICTORIA Class Spares - Valves

The RFP closes on September 7, 2022

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NEW-Request for Standing Offer for Civil / Marine Engineering Services in Nunavut

The RFSO closes on September 8, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for In Water Vessel Cleaning

The NPP closes on November 1, 2022

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Notice of Proposed Procurement for RFSA – Small Boats

The NPP closes on December 22, 2022

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Letter of Interest/Request for Information for Marine Procurement Outlook Presentations Mari-Tech 2022

The LOI/RFI closes on December 30, 2024

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Request for Supply Arrangement for Charter Vessels

The RFSA closes on December 31, 2029

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