2020 News 

A Gallant Officer – Career of Victor G Brodeur Photo Album Published

Retired Vice Chief of the Defence Staff Vice Admiral Nigel Brodeur has made his photo album tribute to his father, Victor Brodeur in print form. Victor Brodeur was the first Francophone flag officer in the Royal Canadian Navy and in charge of Canada’s Pacific Coast defense in the Second World War. École Victor Brodeur in Esquimalt is named in his honor. Huron Press is the self-publishing imprint of SeaWaves Press, publishers of fine books and magazines since 1995.

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2020 News 

SCHOTTEL Propulsion for New Berthing Tugs

April 2, 2020 – The Royal Canadian Navy has placed an order with the shipyard Ocean Industries Inc. in Quebec for new ship handling tugs equipped with rudderpropellers from SCHOTTEL. Two tugs are to be delivered to the major Canadian naval base in Esquimalt, British Columbia, and two more to the base in Halifax, Nova Scotia. Each of the four ASD tugs will feature two SCHOTTEL Rudderpropellers type SRP 430 FP (1,860 kW each) with fixed pitch propellers measuring 2.40 m in diameter. The azimuth thrusters will be driven by…

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2020 News 

$4 Million Upgrade at Veterans Cemetery in Esquimalt Nears Completion

March 4, 2020 – Canada’s Veterans and those who gave their lives in service deserve our greatest recognition and appreciation. Their grave sites—maintained in perpetuity by the Government of Canada—serve as a lasting symbol of remembrance for future generations. Today, the Minister of Veterans Affairs, in town for the photo op, visited the Veterans Cemetery—commonly known as God’s Acre—in Esquimalt to highlight the recent expansion and upgrades made to the Veteran grave sites, cemetery grounds and surrounding area. The project is expected to be completed this spring. Over the last…

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2020 News 

Babcock Confirmed as a Pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria In-Service Support Contract II

March 23, 2020 – Babcock is pleased to announce that it has been selected by the Government of Canada as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II (VISSC II). Since 2008, when Canada selected Babcock as its preferred industry partner for sustainment of the Victoria Class Submarines, Babcock has worked in partnership with our enterprise colleagues in the Royal Canadian Navy, the Federal Government and the private sector to grow and strengthen Canada’s strategic industrial capability for submarine sustainment. Under VISSC I, Babcock has delivered a complex…

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