Seaspan Shipyard Celebrates 10th Anniversary of NSS/NSPS

Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) is proudly celebrating ten years of building ships for Canada under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and National Shipbuilding and Procurement Strategy (NSPS). On this day in 2011, Seaspan was selected as Canada’s long-term strategic shipbuilding partner to construct large, non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. As a result of the NSS…

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Schottel Canada, Seaspan Vancouver Drydock & McRae Electric to Expand Services

SCHOTTEL Inc. (USA) and SCHOTTEL Canada Inc. have signed a cooperation agreement with two leading companies on the Canadian west coast to support the growing local fleet of ships with SCHOTTEL propulsion systems. Under the agreement, Seaspan Vancouver Drydock, based in North Vancouver, will act as the service and support center, while McRae Electric, based in Burnaby, will be responsible…

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Seaspan Subcontracted Over $1 Billion to Canadian Firms for AOR Program

As the COVID-19 pandemic creates a critical need to sustain jobs and drive economic recovery across the country, Seaspan Shipyards announced that it has awarded more than $1 billion in contracts to date to 140 Canadian companies from coast to coast that are supporting design and construction of two Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) Ships for the Royal Canadian Navy. Seaspan…

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HMNZS Te Kaha Returns to New Zealand After Modernization in Canada

December 20 2020 – Lockheed Martin Canada congratulates the Royal New Zealand Navy on the arrival of HMNZS Te Kaha in Devonport, New Zealand, following modernization upgrades at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards in British Columbia. As the prime systems integrator, Lockheed Martin Canada was responsible for integrating the upgraded systems on two ANZAC Class Frigates. HMNZS Te Kaha was equipped with…

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Canada’s Ocean Supercluster Announces $3M Digital Ship In-Service Support Project

December 14, 2020 – Today Canada’s Ocean Supercluster (OSC) announced its 16th project with a total project value of more than $3 million. The Digital Ship In-Service Support Project comes from the OSC’s Accelerated Ocean Solutions Program and brings together two Canadian marine industry leaders from Canada’s west and east coasts to develop and commercialize 3D digital twin capabilities that…

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Serco’s Canada Marine Business Invests In contextere’s Data Analytics Solution

December 7, 2020 – Serco Inc., a provider of professional, technology, and management services, announced today that the Company is investing $850,000 in Ottawa-based artificial intelligence (AI) software firm contextere. Specifically, contextere’s AI technology, which will extract previously inaccessible data, curate the information, and deliver knowledge that improves performance, increases skills, and eliminates the need for rework. Contextere will develop…

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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…

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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…

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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),…

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