Davie Shipbuilding gets a decent contract

Davie Shipbuilding gets a decent contract

Lévis (Quebec) 10 July 2015 – The Canadian Minister of Public Security and Emergency Preparedness, Steven Blaney, who also happens to be the Federal MP for the region, announced on July 7th, that Chantier Davie will be granted a contract to refit and modernize one of the Canadian Coast Guards most versatile icebreakers, the CCGS Henry Larsen. The contract is worth $16 million and should guarantee work for the shipyard and 100 employees for the next year.

The most recent contract is the fourth in a series of contracts that have been handed out during the last year. Last March Davie received a deal to refit another ship the CCGS Earl Grey, at a cost of $13,6 million and in April and October of 2014 another bidding offer awarded Davie and Babcock Canada a partnership to refurbish two other icebreakers, the CCGS Louis St. Laurent and the CCGS Des Groseilliers.

The four contracts have a total value of $40 million and will help keep the Davie Shipbuilding yards afloat for the next few years. The Canadian Coast Guard has a fleet of 120 different boats used to patrol and guard Canada’s coastlines, which is one of the longest in the world, covering three different oceans and countless lakes.

There is still a major contract waiting in the wings of the Royal Canadian Navy to build from scratch a brand new Naval Supply ship which could come to Davie.

There are however, other shipbuilding yards in the country who would like to have that contract too.

We’ll keep you updated on developments.

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