Hepburn Engineering to Provide Replenishment Systems for Protecteur Class

August 13, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to announce that it has awarded Hepburn Engineering Inc. (Hepburn) of Toronto, ON, a contract for work on Canada’s new replenishment ships. Hepburn will provide four Replenishment Stations for the Joint Support Ships, which will allow the vessels to transfer fuel, fresh water, and solid goods to and from other vessels. These Replenishment-at-Sea (RAS) systems will be fully compatible with NATO standards, thereby allowing the new replenishment ships to resupply and refuel Canadian and allied task force ships at sea, considerably extending…

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Serco Buys Their Way Into NSS at Seaspan

August 1, 2019 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today it has completed the acquisition of Alion Science & Technology Corporation’s Naval Systems Business Unit, including its Canadian business and a small number of related contract operations (collectively ‘NSBU’), following the receipt of all regulatory approvals and customary closing conditions. The purchase price was $225 million. This acquisition doubles the size of Serco’s business supporting the U.S. Navy. The NSBU has annual revenues of approximately $336 million and around 1,000 employees based at Naval…

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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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Thales Relies on Key Suppliers for Protecteur Class

Maple 30, 2019 – Thales, in its role as Seaspan Shipyards’ Electronic Systems Integrator for the Canadian National Shipbuilding Strategy’s non-combat vessels, has awarded key contracts for Canada’s new Joint Support Ships. Contracts have been awarded to DRS Technologies Canada Ltd. (DRS TCL), located in Ottawa, Ontario, and OSI Maritime Systems (OSI) located in Burnaby, British Columbia. Under the National Shipbuilding Strategy, Thales is a Tier One partner and the Electronic Systems Integrator for Seaspan Shipyards for the non-combat vessels. Thales is responsible for the procurement and integration of key…

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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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Seaspan and Lockheed Martin Partner on Canada’s New AORs

February 6, 2019 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Lockheed Martin Canada (Lockheed Martin) of Ottawa, Ontario, a contract for work on Canada’s new replenishment ships. At $118M, this is the largest contract package that Seaspan will award for work on the JSS. Lockheed Martin is one of several major systems integrators that Seaspan is working with in order to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Seaspan and Lockheed Martin have an established relationship as partners on several programs for the Royal Canadian Navy and, more recently,…

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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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