November 6, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards has awarded Jastram Engineering Ltd. of North Vancouver, British Columbia, a contract valued at more than $3.7M for work on Canada’s new Berlin Class replenishment ships. Jastram represents one of more than 390 BC-based suppliers that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy.
Jastram is supplying a turn-key maneuvering system for the Berlin Class ships. This system includes a complete rudder assembly, steering system, and all interfaces required for a seamless integration. The company will also be supplying all the installation support and training, as well as the required maintenance and logistics documentation. Jastram 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. By building these ships for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in Canada, Seaspan is helping to re-establish a Canadian supply chain.
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.
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