2020 News 

Former Naval Officer Bonnie Henry Launches CCGS John Cabot in North Vancouver

On Friday, July 3, under strict COVID-19 public health requirements and protocols, Dr. Bonnie Henry, British Columbia’s Provincial Health Officer, joined a small number of Seaspan Shipyards employees and special guests to break the customary bottle of champagne against the bow of the future CCGS John Cabot, officially launching the third state-of-the-art Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV) for the Canadian Coast Guard. The July launch of the future CCGS John Cabot is a particularly impressive achievement given that construction was completed during the COVID-19 pandemic. Seaspan Shipyards significantly adapted its…

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2020 News 

Rohde & Schwarz Secure Broadband HF for New AORs

June 23, 2020 – Rohde & Schwarz is pleased to announce a contract award by Thales Canada for the delivery of secure communications systems for two new Joint Support Ships. Construction of the new Joint Support Ships is currently underway at Seaspan Vancouver Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Once constructed, the new replenishment ships that will provide an important auxiliary function to the Royal Canadian Navy. In addition to replenishment at sea, the vessels will support training and naval maneuvers and limited humanitarian operations, ensuring Canada’s continued safety and…

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2020 News 

Next Batch of AOR Funding Announced

June 15, 2020 – The Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Minister of National Defense announced that Federal Government has taken an important step toward replacing lost replenishment capability for the Royal Canadian Navy by awarding a performance-based contract to Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards for the full construction of two Berlin Class replenishment ships. Valued at $2.4 billion (including taxes), this contract will allow the transition to full-rate construction of the first ship, the construction of early blocks for which began in June 2018, and then the second ship. The…

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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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