Seaspan Shipyards Appoints David Hargreaves as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development

October 4, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards, Canada’s non-combat shipbuilding partner for the National Shipbuilding Strategy, is pleased to announce the appointment of David Hargreaves as Vice President, Strategy & Business Development. David brings to Seaspan over 25 years of experience in complex system engineering and a track record of growth-oriented industrial development, building long-lasting customer relationships and establishing strategic partnerships. Leveraging Seapan’s world class modern infrastructure, capability, and capacity, David will be responsible for growing Seaspan’s domestic and global business for ship building, repair and overhaul in Vancouver and Victoria.…

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Seaspan Awards Protecteur-Class Subcontract

January 17, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards has awarded L3 MAPPS a contract for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). The award is one of several to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting Seaspan’s work on naval supply ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). This work will contribute to Seaspan fulfilling its Industrial and Technological Benefits Policy commitments. Seaspan’s James Mitchell said, “L3 MAPPS will provide the globally deployed Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for JSS. The IPMS will use advanced computer-based technology to control and monitor platform…

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Minister Considers First Steel Cutting of New AORs Not Newsworthy Enough for Twitter Feed

On June 15th, the Defence Minister participated in a steel-cutting ceremony for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) future Replenishment Ships (AOR). At its peak, work on the JSS project will help to sustain an estimated 1 000 highly skilled jobs at Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards. The AORs are critical components to achieving success in both international and domestic Canadian Armed Forces missions. The presence of replenishment warships increases the range and endurance of Naval Task Group operations at sea, permitting ships to remain at sea for significant periods of time without…

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Seaspan Shipyards Supports Development of Canadian Supply Chain

Over 50 representatives of current and potential suppliers attended Seaspan Shipyards’ (Seaspan) annual Industry Day hosted in Ottawa and received a progress update on the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the opportunities associated with Non-Combat package of vessels being constructed at Vancouver Shipyards. “The work completed to date by Seaspan Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy is rebuilding Canada’s shipbuilding industry,” said Brian Carter, President & CEO – Seaspan Shipyards. “Not only are we delivering on our commitment to supply the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy with purpose-built…

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Twelve Pounder on Display

Former Mark V naval twelve pounder on display outside Navy League Building North Vancouver BC March 19, 2018. Wikipedia entry says, “The QF 12-pounder 12-cwt gun (abbreviated as Q.F. 12-pdr. (12-cwt.)) was a common, versatile 3-inch (76.2 mm) calibre naval gun introduced in 1894 and used until the middle of the 20th century. It was produced by Armstrong Whitworth, Elswick and used on Royal Navy warships, exported to allied countries, and used for land service. In British service “12-pounder” was the rounded value of the projectile weight, and “12 cwt…

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Province Applauds Seaspan as CCGS Sir John Franklin Christened

Minister of Jobs, Trade and Technology Bruce Ralston joined about 3,000 people today, as Seaspan Shipyards opened its North Vancouver facility to the public for the first time, for a glimpse of the first large Canadian Coast Guard ship built in Canada since the early 1980s. Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards was chosen by the federal government in 2011 to build non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Seaspan held an open house to give the public a first-hand look at the first vessel built under the National…

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