Chief Operating Officer named for Seaspan Shipyards

July 3, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Jari Anttila as Chief Operating Officer (COO). With more than 25 years of experience in shipbuilding and industrial operations, Mr. Anttila will bring significant industry knowledge to this newly created role. “As Canada’s long-term partner under the National Shipbuilding Strategy and a leader in the shipbuilding and marine industries, Seaspan Shipyards is committed to attracting and developing the best talent,” said Brian Carter, President and Chief Executive Officer – Seaspan Shipyards. “Jari’s experience in shipbuilding will…

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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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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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Seaspan Shipyards Celebrates Handover of HMNZS Te Kaha

Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards (VSL) celebrated the handover of HMNZS Te Kaha at a ceremony in Esquimalt April 26th. The handover ceremony marks the transfer of care of HMNZS Te Kaha from the Royal New Zealand Navy (RNZN) to Lockheed Martin Canada (NYSE: LMT) and VSL. Today’s event follows last month’s formal announcement that VSL had been awarded work on the Frigate Systems Upgrade for the RNZN’s ANZAC class frigates as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin Canada. “Being awarded this project demonstrates Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards’ capabilities as a leader in ship…

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Seaspan Shipyards’ Canadian Expertise to be Shared Internationally with Awarding of Lockheed Martin Canada Contract for New Zealand’s Frigate System Upgrade Project

Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to have been awarded the Frigate Systems Upgrade project as a subcontractor for Lockheed Martin Canada on the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Class frigates. The project will upgrade the surveillance, combat and self-defence capabilities of the ANZAC frigates to match current and future threats and address obsolescence of some of the frigates’ current systems. “Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be working with Lockheed Martin Canada and the Government of New Zealand in upgrading the Royal New Zealand Navy’s ANZAC Class frigates,” said Brian Carter, President…

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HMNZS Te Kaha arrives in Canada for major systems upgrade

Minister of Defence Ron Mark announced today the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Canada, where a major upgrade of its sensor and weapons systems will be undertaken. Focused on the frigates’ surveillance, combat and self-defense capabilities, this upgrade is the latest in a series of projects that will extend the vessels’ operational life to around 2030. Earlier projects delivered a refit of the frigates’ propulsion, heating and air-conditioning systems, and the close-in weapon system. “There is a significant program of work to upgrade or replace New Zealand’s defence equipment…

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Seaspan Shipyards Appoints Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is pleased to announce the appointment of Christof Brass as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Christof brings over 20 years of experience successfully delivering large, complex programs for multinational companies. With an extensive background in strategic financial planning and analysis, Christof will help drive the continued success and improvement of Seaspan. “As a leader with experience in transforming international finance teams, Christof has all of the skills that we were looking for to lead the financial components of our business,” said Brian Carter, President and CEO – Seaspan…

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Launch of the First Large Vessel Designed and Built Under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy

Seaspan Shipyards today celebrated the launch of the first large vessel to be designed and built under the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – CCGS Sir John Franklin, the first of three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV) December 8th. In 2011, the Government of Canada competitively selected Seaspan to be its Non-Combat Shipbuilder as part of the NSS program. Under the NSS, Seaspan will build and deliver non-combat vessels at the company’s state-of-the-art facility in North Vancouver for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and Royal Canadian Navy. OFSV1…

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More Than 3300 People Attend Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Open House

More than 3300 British Columbians flocked to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards October 1st to attend an Open House hosted by Canada’s Non-Combat Shipbuilder. During the event, attendees received an up-close look at the most modern facility of its kind in North America and witnessed the unveiling of the first vessel to be designed and built under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) – the Canadian Coast Guard’s first Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). “Today is a historic day for the women and men of Seaspan Shipyards as we deliver on our commitments…

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