October 2, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Hawboldt Industries (Hawboldt) of Chester, Nova Scotia, two contracts for a total value of $8M for work on Canada’s new Protecteur Class supply ships. This is one of several expected to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting Seaspan’s work on naval supply ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
Hawboldt will provide deck equipment for the new ships. This equipment will include anchoring and mooring packages and the primary cranes. Hawboldt has an established relationship with Seaspan thanks to its work under the NSS on the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV), the first of which was launched late last year.
Thanks to its work under the NSS, Seaspan has developed nearly $650M in committed contracts with approximately 520 Canadian companies. As the company continues to make progress on its NSS commitments, this supply chain is expected to grow as more Canadian companies realize new opportunities with a revitalized shipbuilding industry. It is through its work on the NSS that Seaspan is directly and indirectly helping to employ thousands of Canadians from coast to coast to coast.