Providing the Protecteur Class With Ship-Shore Lift

September 6, 2019 – Today, the Minister of National Defence, announced a contract of approximately $12 million to acquire five ship-to-shore connector systems that will support such missions. These systems will be built in Canada by Navamar Inc. With these ship-to-shore connector systems, ships will have an enhanced and robust capability to transfer cargo and equipment from the ship to the shore. They will enable the Canadian Armed Forces to respond more rapidly to operations and joint actions ashore. Of the five ship-to-shore connector systems we are acquiring, four will…

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Algoma to Supply Steel for New AORs

Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to announce that in association with its supply partner, Samuel Custom Plate, Algoma Steel Inc. (Algoma) has won a contract for work on Canada’s new replenishment ships. This award follows an open and competitive procurement process conducted by BC’s Samuel Custom Plate and Profiles. In working with Algoma and Samuel Custom Plate, Seaspan is affirming its confidence in the Canadian steel industry. Under this contract, Samuel Custom Plate will subcontract Algoma to provide steel plates which will be used to construct part of the hull of…

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OSI to Provide Thales Canada With New AOR Integrated Bridge System

OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) announced the signing of a contract with Thales Canada (Thales) to provide Integrated Bridge and Navigation Systems (IBNS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Protecteur Class supply ship program, being built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY). “We are very pleased to be working with Thales and VSY and appreciate the opportunity to be part of this important project for the RCN,” stated Ken Kirkpatrick, President and CEO. “These Defense projects will create high-quality jobs in Western Canada and directly support OSI’s international expansion strategy, generating…

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Saab to Deliver Radars for Protecteur Class

April 5, 2019 – Saab has received an order for delivery of Sea Giraffe AMB naval radars supporting the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Protecteur Class AORs. Lockheed Martin Canada has placed the order. Lockheed Martin Canada, selected by prime contractor Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. is providing the command management system and integration for the Protecteur Class. Sea Giraffe AMB will form part of the command management system for the new ships. Saab will undertake the work in Gothenburg, Sweden and Halifax, Canada with deliveries between 2020 and 2022. “We…

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MAN Energy Solutions Canada Engines for Protecteur Class AORs

April 2, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards has awarded MAN Energy Solutions Canada (MAN) of Vancouver, BC, a contract valued at $55M for work on Canada’s new Protecteur Class replenishment ships (AOR). MAN is one of several major systems integrators that Seaspan is working with in order to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Kamen Stoykov, Marine Sales & Projects Manager, MAN Energy Solutions Canada, said, “MAN is proud to partner with Seaspan Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy to provide our state of the art power generation…

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Jastram Awarded Contract for Work on Berlin Class

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…

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Thales Canada Opens New Maritime Office to Support Key Naval Programs

September 10, 2018 – On September 10th, Thales Canada celebrated the official opening of its eighth Canadian location in Halifax, Nova Scotia. The office will be home to up to 20 new Thales employees dedicated to the Royal Canadian Navy, the Canadian Coast Guard and our maritime partners and suppliers. Today, the Halifax office will support the Royal Canadian Navy’s AJISS Program; the comprehensive, long-term, in-service support contract for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels (AOPV) and the Protecteur Class AORs awarded in 2017. Thales, as the prime contractor for…

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New organization prepares RCN for future ships

A new organization, designed to better support the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as it receives the ships it needs for the future, plans to introduce them into service smoothly and with a view to driving naval innovation. Director General Future Ship Capability (DGFSC), headed by Rear-Admiral Casper Donovan, will help ensure the RCN is ready in terms of occupations, training systems, infrastructure, doctrine and tactics, and operational policies when the ships are completed and turned over to the navy to operate. DGFSC has three main components. The first is the…

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Seaspan & Partners Celebrate Start of Construction of New AORs

On January 15th, Seaspan Shipyards celebrated the start of construction on the first new AOR for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). The steel cutting ceremony held at Vancouver Shipyards is a significant milestone for Seaspan, the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and Canada’s shipbuilding industry. With the start of construction on the new AOR, Seaspan is leading the way in rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding industry. In addition, start of construction ensures that Seaspan will see the continued growth of Vancouver Shipyards’ workforce while mitigating any possible downturn in production. “Today’s start of…

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