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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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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Major Contract for Protecteur Class Announced

October 2, 2018 – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded Hawboldt Industries (Hawboldt) of Chester, Nova Scotia, two contracts for a total value of $8M for work on Canada’s new Protecteur Class supply ships. This is one of several expected to be announced for Canadian suppliers supporting Seaspan’s work on naval supply ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Hawboldt will provide deck equipment for the new ships. This equipment will include anchoring and mooring packages and the primary cranes. Hawboldt has an established relationship with Seaspan thanks to its work…

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HMCS Corner Brook Getting New Communication Mast During Current Overhaul

Calzoni Submarine Masts are the Antenna/Sensor Hoisting Systems of choice on most modern Submarines in service within Navies around the world, together with Snorkels and Air Inlet and Gas Exhaust Valves. Winches, Auxiliary Thrusters and Steering Systems complete the catalogue. Reliability and leading edge technology are recognized strengths of our solutions. Electronic Universal Modular Mast Eliminates external hydraulics, introducing electronic actuation Reduces maintenance burden Pre-programmable antenna motion High precision positioning Improved submarine architecture

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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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