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    Boosting Regional Economy with $314 Million in Investments for Quebec see more

    In a notable development under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has entrusted L3Harris with two pivotal contracts. These contracts involve the supply and installation of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) and the Control & Instrumentation system for the new Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) vessels, which will be constructed for the Royal Canadian Navy.

    The NSS, a vital initiative, aims to bolster regional economies while advancing Canada’s naval capabilities. Irving Shipbuilding’s ambitious project involves the construction of 15 CSC ships, set to replace the aging Halifax-class frigates. This project, the largest and most intricate shipbuilding endeavor in Canadian history, will see the commencement of the Production Test Module construction this summer.

    L3Harris is tasked with designing and delivering the IPMS, a sophisticated system essential for managing the propulsion, power generation, and auxiliary functions of the ships. This system is expected to significantly enhance the performance, reliability, and safety of the CSC vessels, thereby boosting the overall efficiency of Canada’s defence industry.

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    Great example of a turnkey solution that we can offer to major shipyards along the St. Lawrence. see more

    Soucy  Industriel unveiled a strategic contract in the naval sector at a press conferene at the Port of Cacouna, accompanied by dignitaries, partners and stakeholders from across Quebec.

    Present in the largest shipyards in Canada and with many shipowners, Soucy Industrial has developed over the past few years a specialized expertise for this industry, particularly in the manufacture of modules and components as well as in the reapir of large ships. The project presented today was in response to a call for tenders launched in December 2023 by Groupe Desgagnés for thee manufacture of 2 barges of 104x44 feet and 3 ramps.

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    Seaspan contracted Steerprop to provide Polar Class 4 (PC 4) propulsion packages see more

    Propulsion has been selected for a series of Polar-class emergency response and security vessels being built in Canada

    Seaspan Shipyards is building six multipurpose ice-breaking vessels designed by Aker Arctic for the Canadian Coast Guard as part of the national shipbuilding strategy to operate in Canadian waters.

    It has contracted Steerprop to provide Polar Class 4 (PC 4) propulsion packages for these newbuild vessels, including two contra-rotating propulsors (CRP) for main propulsion and two tunnel thrusters for auxiliary manoeuvring for each ship.

    These will be designed, engineered and manufactured to meet the stringent operational demands of the vessels in Arctic waters and along the seaboards of Canada.

    CRP units facilitate efficient ice management, which is important for maintaining safe navigation channels and responding to emergencies in icy conditions, while reducing energy consumption and emissions.

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     April 19, 2024
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    The federal government is giving a massive financial injection to the B.C. shipbuilding industry see more

    The federal government is giving a massive financial injection to the B.C. shipbuilding industry.

    The Seaspan Shipyards in North Vancouver will receive more than $490 million over two contracts for the next stages in building Multi-Purpose Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard.

    “The Multi-Purpose Vessel project will help ensure that members of the Canadian Coast Guard have versatile vessels to complete essential missions in Canada’s oceans and waterways,” Minister of Public Services and Procurement Jean-Yves Duclos said Tuesday.

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     March 26, 2024
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    Six-ship fleet of Canada’s future Program Icebreakers see more

    Chantier Davie Canada Inc. (Davie) today announced it has been awarded its first National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) contract by the Government of Canada for the design of the six-ship fleet of Canada’s future Program Icebreakers. This major milestone marks the beginning of Davie’s NSS work package to replenish Canada’s Arctic fleet and each initiative under the contract will help advance upcoming design, construction, delivery and support phases for these strategic ships.

    The Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement (PSPC) said: “This first contract awarded to Chantier Davie under the National Shipbuilding Strategy brings us a step closer to providing the Canadian Coast Guard with the next generation Arctic ships. They will be among the most advanced, sustainable and durable vessels tailored to the world’s harshest environments. The new fleet will be symbolic of Canada’s Arctic presence and crucial to keeping our country open for business year-round.”

    Davie President and CEO, James Davies, said: “This is a momentous first step in our journey to deliver a fleet of the largest and most advanced icebreakers ever built in and for Canada. My heartfelt thanks go to the dedicated teams at Davie, the Canadian Coast Guard and PSPC. They have spent countless hours preparing for this historic milestone. Now, we can’t wait to get working on renewing Canada’s Arctic fleet.”

    Davie will establish a Program Icebreaker project management and design office, providing compelling opportunities for current and future generations of Canadian shipbuilders. Davie is committed to recruiting teams of highly skilled shipbuilding professionals, who will drive all aspects of constructing the world’s largest order book of heavy icebreakers.

    Moreover, Davie will engage critical subcontractors to design and certify the vessel to established safety, environmental, and performance standards. Building on Davie’s proven track record of delivering vessels of exceptional quality and performance, this early phase is fundamental in guaranteeing sustained operational readiness and capability to best serve the CCG’s missions.

    Julian Kenney, Program Director for the Program Icebreakers at Davie, said: “Embarking on the design and construction of Canada’s new icebreaker fleet is a great source of pride for everyone at Davie. We have a strong partnership with the Canadian Coast Guard and our top priority is to design and build the icebreakers Canada needs to keep our waterways open, protect our environment, and secure the Arctic.”

    About Davie Based in Québec, Canada since 1825, Davie is a world-class designer and builder of specialist, mission-critical ships such as icebreakers, ferries and warships for government and commercial customers. Davie became a partner in the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy on April 4, 2023. This historic agreement is for the design and construction of the largest and most technologically advanced ships ever constructed in and for Canada. The initial $8.5 billion package of work includes seven heavy icebreakers and two large hybrid-powered ferries. Davie is a part of Group Davie, which in November 2023 acquired Finland’s Helsinki Shipyard, the world leader in icebreaker design and construction. Find out more at and

    For further information, please contact: Marcel Poulin Director, External Affairs and Industrial Participation, Davie +1 581 992-8564

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     March 26, 2024
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    First shipowner to participate in the Ocean Supercluster project see more

    Halifax – Global Spatial Technology Solutions has  announced that it has been awarded a contract by Canada’s Ocean Supercluster’s Core Technology Leadership Program to advance the capabilities of its proprietary, AI powered SaaS platform, OCIANA™. 

    This award enables GSTS to further develop and implement a predictive, dynamic Berth Schedule Management System which will facilitate digital collaboration and enhance global supply chain efficiency through reduced vessel emissions and fuel use.

    Working in partnership with leading maritime innovators including Canada Steamship LinesMontreal Port AuthorityLaurentian Pilotage Authority and Clear Seas, OCIANA’s latest capability will streamline vessel berthing through AI Predictive Analytics to support Just-in-Time Arrivals (JIT).

    OCIANA’s Berth Schedule Management System will connect ships, pilotage authorities and ports to support Green Digital Shipping Corridors and environmental protection thus promoting the overall efficiency of the maritime supply chain.

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     March 13, 2024
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    The contract follows the success of extensive trials see more

    Thordon Bearings secures a second major Mexican Navy contract for the supply of its water-lubricated SXL wear rings for retrofit installation to the waterjet propulsion nozzles on 25 interceptor patrol vessels.

    The contract follows the success of extensive trials in which the SXL material replaced the use of other anti-corrosive coatings in waterjet impeller housings, resulting in increased resistance to cavitation induced corrosion.

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     February 01, 2024
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    Genoa and Seaspan sign contract see more

    At an event today in St. John’s, Genoa Design International of Newfoundland and Labrador and Seaspan Shipyards of British Columbia, signed a contract related to the construction of Canada’s new Polar Icebreaker. The deal will see Genoa provide 3D modeling and design technology services for the program, resulting in up to 100 employees working on the project for the next several years.

    Genoa Design has played a critical role on several other vessels already built or underway at Seaspan Shipyards under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Genoa’s expertise in digital ship models along with their experience as a global leader in cold-ocean technology and ice-prone environment projects makes for an ideal coast-to-coast partnership for the Icebreaker.

    As the future flagship of the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaking fleet, the Polar Icebreaker will weigh in at close to 28,000 tonnes, will be 158 metres long and be able to accommodate up to 100 personnel. Innovations in design and construction will ensure the yet to be named vessel will have the capability to operate further north and for longer periods than any current icebreaker in the country’s fleet. Production of the ship is expected to begin in late 2024.

    The Polar Icebreaker will be an incredibly complex ship, designed to operate in the Arctic’s ice-covered waters and will play a critical role in enabling the Canadian Coast Guard to transit and protect more than 162,000 km of Arctic coastline. The capabilities will help sustain a year-round presence in Canada’s North in support of Indigenous Peoples and other northern communities, Arctic sovereignty, high-Arctic science (including climate change research), and the ability to respond to major maritime emergencies including search and rescue.

    The Polar Icebreaker is part of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. Announced in 2010, the initiative’s purpose is to renew Canada's federal fleet of combat and non-combat vessels while providing significant economic benefits to Canadians and rebuilding our country’s shipbuilding industry.

    Working together on the Polar Icebreaker continues the strong relationship between Genoa and Seaspan. Since the launch of the NSS, the companies have worked together on two Joint Support Ships for the Royal Canadian Navy, the CCGS John Cabot (an Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel) and an Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, both for the Canadian Coast Guard.

    About Genoa Design International

    Genoa Design has been providing detail design and 3D modeling services in Canada and the United States since 1995. With 200 employees spread between Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Albert, British Columbia, and Louisiana, the company plays crucial roles on Coast Guard and Navy projects in North America. As a tier-1 supplier under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Genoa has become an industry leader and will continue to work to strengthen the marine sector in its home province and abroad.

    About Seaspan Shipyards

    Seaspan Shipyards is a leader in Canada’s shipbuilding and ship repair industry with modern facilities and a dedicated workforce in North Vancouver and Victoria, Seaspan Shipyards has proven itself to be a trusted partner on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector. Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be one of Canada’s chosen shipbuilding partners under the National Shipbuilding Strategy and is delivering state-of-the-art ships in Canada for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Over the past 12 years, Seaspan has contributed $5.7 billion to Canada’s GDP and has generated 7,330 annual jobs annually and is forecasted to contribute an additional $20.7 billion to GDP while sustaining or creating about 11,000 jobs annually through 2035. 

    Quick Facts About the Polar Icebreaker

    • With a displacement of 27,876 tonnes, the Polar Icebreaker will be 158 metres long and 28 metres wide, and able to accommodate up to 100 personnel. It will be able to operate farther north, in more difficult ice conditions and for longer periods than any icebreaker in Canada to date.
    • The primary missions of the Polar Icebreaker include search and rescue, Arctic science, environmental response, Northern resupply, and protecting Canada’s sovereignty.
    • Highlights of key design features, include:
      • IACS Polar Class 2 (PC2) Heavy Icebreaker
      • More than 40MW of installed power
      • Ice-classed azimuthing propulsion system
      • Complex, multi-role mission capability
      • Scientific Laboratories
      • Moon Pool (to allow for safe deployment of equipment from within the ship)
      • Helicopter flight deck and hangar
      • Vehicle Garage and future Remotely Piloted Aircraft System (RPAS) capability


    “This is a significant day for Genoa of course, but also for Newfoundland and Labrador and Canada as a whole. Genoa’s contribution to the Polar Icebreaker and the continued faith in the company’s capabilities that Seaspan has shown demonstrate the considerable benefits of the National Shipbuilding Strategy. It also shows that companies in this province can successfully collaborate widely regardless of geography or time zone. This new project will provide exciting work to our highly skilled employees for years to come and the knowledge gained will serve Genoa well as we look to future opportunities.”

    - Gina Pecore, CEO, Genoa Design International

    “Through the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Seaspan is helping to transform Canada’s shipbuilding and marine industries through innovation, partnerships and developing world-class talent. Our relationship with Genoa goes back many years and we are excited to have them continue to partner with us as we design and build the first heavy Polar Icebreaker in Canada in more than 60 years. Over the next 25 years, Seaspan plans to deliver 19 large, complex vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy and with the help of a sustainable, strategic industry stretching from coast to coast.”

    - Leo Martin, Senior Vice President, Programs, Seaspan Shipyards

    “The Canadian Coast Guard eagerly awaits the design and construction of the polar icebreakers, which will extend our on-water operations and ensure the continuous delivery of critical services in the high Arctic. This includes search and rescue, environmental and humanitarian response, as well as playing a key role in supporting ocean science. Congratulations to Seaspan Shipyards and Genoa Design International on striking this new partnership.”

    - Mario Pelletier, Commissioner, Canadian Coast Guard

     December 05, 2023
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    The new facility will be used to test the navigation, combat, and communication systems for the CSC. see more

    • Purpose-built Land-Based Testing Facility to help bring CSC into service
    • OSI to deliver IBNS for testing and integration studies
    • INBS is a variant of OSI's leading Integrated Navigation & Tactical System

    OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) is pleased to announce its recent contract award to develop and directly supply an Integrated Bridge Navigation System (IBNS) to support the Land-Based Testing Facility (LBTF) for the Royal Canadian Navy's (RCN) Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) Project.

    The new facility will be used to test the navigation, combat, and communication systems for the CSC.  The purpose-built LBTF will help bring the new RCN’s CSC into service and support them throughout their lifespan. This infrastructure will play a critical role in the testing of the new CSC ships' systems and will ensure the ships are sea-ready once they are delivered.

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    The first completed CSC was originally to be delivered in the early 2020 see more

    The work is proceeding even though the Canadian government has yet to sign the actual construction contract to start building the 15 warships.

    Initial construction of the first of the new Canadian warships estimated to cost as much as $80 billion will begin in June even though an actual contract to build the vessels has yet to be signed.

    National Defence’s procurement chief Troy Crosby recently told parliamentarians that low-rate production activities on the Canadian Surface Combatant will begin sometime next month. That will include building a small section of the first structure on the vessel at Irving Shipbuilding on the east coast.

    That work is proceeding even though the Canadian government has yet to sign the actual construction contract to start building the 15 warships.

    National Defence spokesman Kened Sadiku explained the contract to build the first ships — known as the implementation contract — won’t be awarded until later this year or early 2025.

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     April 30, 2024
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    The contract for this project, worth $6.5 million over two years, was awarded in July 2023 see more

    Fisheries and Oceans Canada has announced that the Canadian Hydrographic Service has awarded a contract to Sedna ROV Services, a marine and underwater services company based in Iqaluit, Nunavut, to conduct hydrographic survey missions in the Arctic.

    The contract for this project, worth $6.5 million over two years, was awarded in July 2023. The first survey mission was completed in late October 2023. This initiative is funded through the second phase of the Oceans Protection Plan that was announced in August 2022.

    Operating from aboard the icebreaker M/V Polar Prince (owned by Miawpukek Horizon Maritime Services), Canadian Hydrographic Service survey equipment and hydrographers successfully surveyed over 9,000 linear kilometres of Arctic Ocean last year. These hydrographic surveys will play a crucial role in advancing our knowledge of the Arctic seabed. The data collected will contribute to the safety and efficiency of navigation, support environmental protection efforts, and facilitate sustainable economic development in the region.

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     March 14, 2024
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    BluMetric Environmental Inc. is a publicly traded environmental consulting and engineering company see more

    Ottawa, Ontario--(Newsfile Corp. - February 16, 2024) - BluMetric Environmental Inc. (TSXV: BLM) ("BluMetric" or "the Company"), a full-service environmental consulting and engineering cleantech firm, announced today that it has signed an amendment to an existing service agreement for Canada's Department of National Defence Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Units (ROWPU). The amendment includes a $5.3 million increase to the scope of work, to be completed in calendar year 2024, which includes on-call field service, support, and maintenance of the water treatment systems.

    "The revised contract serves as a testament to the trust the Department of National Defence has in our capacity to deliver Mission Ready Water solutions," said Scott MacFabe, CEO of BluMetric. "Providing robust service and support is essential for missions relying on a resilient cleantech system that delivers water under a variety of challenging circumstances. In addition, these types of contracts are becoming a more important part of our overall growth strategy as we build a larger base of recurring and higher margin revenues."

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     February 16, 2024
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    Valued at approximately $44 million see more

    Ensuring that Canadian Coast Guard personnel have reliable equipment to keep Canada’s waterways safe and open for business is a key priority for the Government of Canada.

    Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, announced a contract award following a competitive process, valued at approximately $44 million (including taxes) to Ocean Industries Inc. for the vessel life extension of the CCGS Griffon.

    Scheduled to take place from June 2025 to October 2026, the vessel life extension work entails refurbishing and repairing the main propulsion motors, the steering gear system, the four main propulsion generators, and the main emergency switchboards. Other new equipment installations include a new stores crane, a new mast, a new propulsion control system, a set of propellers, an oily water separator, boilers, HVAC units, a sewage treatment plant, and various piping replacements, all of which will increase the vessel’s operational life and maintain its safety and reliability

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     February 21, 2024
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    Ensuring that AOPS INBS is Mission-Ready at all Times see more

    OSI Contracted for In-Service Support for the RCN AOPS IBNS Ensuring that AOPS INBS is Mission-Ready at all Times

    • AJISS, a comprehensive In-Service Support agreement for the AOPS IBNS

    • Ensures the operational integrity of the INBS throughout its operational life

    • OSI is committed to customer support and building a worldwide customer support infrastructure

    February 13, 2024 — Burnaby, BC — OSI is pleased to announce the contract for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship/Joint Support Ship In-Service Support Integrated Bridge Navigation System (AJISS) through Thales Canada, for the RCN Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Shipsets 1 & 2, Harry DeWolf Class Ship Harry DeWolf and Margaret Brooke.

    AJISS includes program and life cycle material management, logistics support, design and engineering, quality management, training, preventative and corrective maintenance, and spares management for the OSI-supplied Integrated Bridge Navigation System (IBNS). Throughout AOPS's service, this comprehensive package ensures the operational integrity of the navigation system through support and maintenance.

    "We work closely with our naval customers to ensure that their OSI integrated navigation and tactical systems are maintained to the highest standards," stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. "This goes for the Royal Canadian Navy and our global customers, ensuring that they are mission-ready at all times and equipped with innovative and the most current solutions for the challenges faced by modern navies.

    Powered by ECPINS, independently certified against NATO WECDIS STANAG 4564, and the only truly third-party certified naval navigation solution, the system integration includes X- and S-Band Radar, data distribution units, a variety of sensors, and C2 capabilities. AOPS IBNS is an impressive system given the vessel's size, measuring 103 meters in length with a 19-meter beam and a bridge measuring 18m by 8m.

    Jim Davison, VP Business Development added, "OSI's AJISS agreement builds on its 20 years of success with In-Service Support to Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) surface and subsurface platforms. With over 100-plus integrated bridge system installations worldwide, it represents OSI's commitment to investing in building a worldwide customer support infrastructure. OSI now has operations in the UK and Taiwan because of its 100-plus IBS installations worldwide.

    OSI is a fleetwide provider of ECPINS (WECDIS) on all surface and subsurface platforms and the provider of warship integrated bridge systems to CSC, Resolve-class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Vessel, the six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, and the Joint Support Ships.

    In the first phase of the AOPS project, each of the six shipsets were built and tested at OSI's production facilities in Burnaby, BC, Canada. Subsequently, the system was delivered to Irving Shipbuilding, the

     February 14, 2024
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    Add capacity across the system and help improve the travel experience for passengers. see more

    VICTORIA – Damen Shipyards Group (Damen) is the successful proponent to build four new hybrid electric Island Class vessels for BC Ferries that will add capacity across the system and help improve the travel experience for passengers.

    “The new hybrid electric vessels will further standardize our fleet, both increasing capacity and improving our flexibility to move ships across routes so our passengers can have confidence that we’ll get them where they need to go,” said Nicolas Jimenez, BC Ferries’ President and CEO. “Adding more Island Class vessels will also make it easier to deploy crew, create efficiencies in training costs, and promote safe, reliable and environmentally conscious ferry services up and down the coast.”

    Damen, the same shipyard that built BC Ferries’ previous six Island Class ferries, is based out of the Netherlands and will build the vessels in Romania. Its bid was selected from among several proposals received from around the world. No Canadian companies submitted a bid.

    This agreement with Damen is a design-build, fixed-priced contract that provides BC Ferries with substantial guarantees related to delivery dates, performance criteria, cost certainty and quality construction.

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     January 16, 2024