Contract Awarded for Four Tugs to Replace Seven

April 30, 2019 – Today, the Minister of National Revenue aannounced that Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded a contract of $102 million (including taxes) to Ocean Industries Inc., from Isle‑aux-Coudres, Quebec, for the acquisition of four tugs. These new tugs will provide towing, firefighting and other critical support services to both the Atlantic and Pacific Maritime Forces. They will replace the Royal Canadian Navy’s five civilian-crewed Glen-class large tugs and two Fire-class rescue boats. This contract will help sustain or create up to 140…

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MDA Selected for Design Phase of Canadian Surface Combatant Program

February 8, 2019 – MDA, a Maxar Technologies company, today announced that Canada’s Combat Ship Team was selected by Irving Shipbuilding for the design contract for Canada’s Surface Combatant (CSC) ships. Irving Shipbuilding is the Canadian Surface Combatant Prime Contractor and will build all 15 ships at Halifax Shipyard. As a core member of the design team, MDA’s primary role will be to design the Electronic Warfare suite system for the CSC program.  The CSC is a globally deployable, multi-role warship designed to meet the distinctive mission requirements of the…

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Boeing Statement on ITC Hearing RE: Bombardier’s Harm to U.S. Industry

The Boeing Company released the following statement regarding today’s public hearing at the International Trade Commission (ITC) on Bombardier’s illegal business practices with its C Series aircraft and how those practices have harmed U.S. domestic industry. “Boeing brought this case seeking enforcement of U.S. trade law, which mirrors the widely-accepted rules of international trade adopted by most WTO member nations, including Canada. The resulting Department of Commerce and ITC investigations are part of a longstanding, transparent, and rigorous fact-based process for resolving precisely these sorts of commercial trade disputes. Today’s…

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Quebec’s National Assembly calls on Canadian Prime Minister to Reform the National Shipbuilding Strategy

Davie Shipbuilding thanks the Members of National Assembly of Quebec, and Premier Couillard specifically, for passing a unanimously adopted motion today calling on the Trudeau government to amend the faltering National Shipbuilding Strategy to include Quebec and save 1200 middle-class shipbuilding jobs. “The federal government is going to invest almost $100 billion dollarsover the next 20 to 30 years on its fleet renewal.  Quebec represents 50% of Canada’s shipbuilding capacity and 23% of Canada’s tax base yet it is receiving less than 1% of federal spending on shipbuilding,” said Alex Vicefield, Chairman, Davie Shipyard.  “Today, Quebec is at risk of losing a significant…

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