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Canadian Coast Guard awards Davie life extension contract on heavy icebreaker 

 Gatineau, QC -On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $14.36 million contract ($16.5 million including taxes) to Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for vessel life extension (VLE) work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Louis S. St-Laurent, Canada’s largest icebreaker, in service since 1969.

This follows an Advance Contract Award Notice issued on October 29, 2020, in which Canada signalled its intention to enter into a contract with Chantier Davie. The shipyard was identified as the only facility in Eastern Canada with a dry dock large enough to perform this work.

Work will begin in the spring of 2022 and will include inspections, regulatory maintenance and equipment upgrades to extend the operational life of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent until a new ship comes into service. The scheduled VLE work will take place over a 3-month dry-docking period in 2022.

This contract was awarded under the repair, refit and maintenance component of the strategy, which continues to provide opportunities for the Canadian marine sector. It will help to create or maintain approximately 50 jobs at Chantier Davie. (Canadian Coast Guard photo)