2020 News 

Georges Island National Historic Site in Halifax Partially Opened

August 6, 2020 – Situated in the heart of the Port of Halifax lies Georges Island, a national historic site that reflects the rich and varied heritage of Canada. Today MP Andy Fillmore, MLA Geoff MacLellan and Develop Nova Scotia’s Jennifer Angel announced that for the first time in generations, Georges Island will be partially opened to visitors starting on August 8, 2020. This announcement was made possible by the completion of a new wharf, jointly funded by the Government of Canada and the Province of Nova Scotia, through Develop…

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2020 News 

PCU Harry DeWolf Delivered for 2021 Commissioning

July 31, 2020 – Precommissioning Unit (PCU) Harry DeWolf was delivered today in Halifax. This ships is the first of six Arctic and Ocean Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and two for the Canadian Coast Guard. The six ships of this class will be the first ships capable of Arctic operations since 1957. Although able to land a helicopter the size of a CH-148 or CH-149, the usual embarked helicopter will be for law enforcement of scientific purposes. The only armament is a MK38 25MM gun,…

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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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