2020 News 

Royal Canadian Navy’s First AOPS, HMCS Harry DeWolf, Powered by GE

August 12, 2020 – The first of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) – HMCS Harry DeWolf – has been delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). HMCS Harry DeWolf is the first full-electric power and propulsion ice class patrol vessel for the RCN. The electric propulsion solution delivers efficiency, redundancy and reduced cost-of-ownership; state of the art automation and machinery controls help to reduce crewing requirements. GE leveraged proven technologies to deliver a low risk, robust full-electric propulsion system which is ideally suited to long range operations above…

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2020 News 

Future HMCS Harry DeWolf Officially Accepted

August 12, 2020 – On July 31, 2020 at CFB Halifax dockyard, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) was officially delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). HMCS Harry DeWolf, named for Canadian wartime naval hero Vice-Admiral Harry DeWolf, is the first ship built for the Royal Canadian Navy under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and is the lead vessel of a new class of Arctic and offshore patrol ships. As the prime contractor for the original Design, Engineering, Logistics and Management Support (DELMS) services…

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2020 News 

Thordon Role in AOPS Underscores Commitment to Environmental Protection

July 27, 2020 – Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding has cited Thordon Bearings as one of a number of partners playing a pivotal role in ensuring the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) are capable of environmentally sustainable operations. The first two in a series of six twin-screw vessels entrusted to Irving Shipbuilding, have been put to water with Thordon’s COMPAC water lubricated propeller shaft bearings, which the shipbuilder says are “environmentally progressive” resulting in “zero risk of pollution”. In a recent article, the shipbuilder said: “Thordon…

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2020 News 

Thales Delivers Innovative In-Service Support for AOPS

August 5, 2020 – Thales Canada congratulates Irving Shipbuilding, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Department of National Defence on the successful delivery of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. As the In-Service Support (ISS) provider for the HMCS Harry DeWolf and all of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessels and Joint Support Ships, Thales will build on years of extensive planning to continue its work under the AJISS contract onboard the first vessel to…

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