Shipyards

Seaspan Shipyards has awarded more than $1 billion to Canadian companies

  NORTH VANCOUVER – 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 Joint Support Ships (JSSs) for …

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RSS Sir David Attenborough delivered to LR Class

  The UK’s largest commercial newbuild for over 30 years has been formally presented with LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. Photo: BAS. Britain’s new polar research ship, the RSS Sir David Attenborough has been awarded LR certification after a four-year-long construction period. The vessel was delivered to Natural Environment Research Council and British …

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Costs veer out of control for Canada’s national shipbuilding plans (expanded version)

  By Leo Ryan, Editor The latest disclosures show that costs are soaring way beyond original estimates for Ottawa’s multibillion dollar program to build new ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. It all points to difficult political decisions ahead for the government of Prime Minister Trudeau. First came the disclosure …

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Chantiers de l’Atlantique will soon have a huge prototype “mast / sail” on its site (in French)

  Les Chantiers de l’Atlantique de Saint-Nazaire espèrent commercialiser leur paquebot à voile d’ici la fin de l’année. C’est ce qu’a annoncé ce mardi, le directeur des chantiers navals Laurent Castaing lors d’une conférence de presse, annonçant en même temps qu’un démonstrateur “mât/voile” va être testé sur le site cet été. Le projet, baptisé « Solid …

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TECO 2030 signs Strategic Cooperation Agreement with Dutch Thecla Bodewes Shipyards NV for Zero Emission vessels.

  From the left, CEO and owner of Thecla Bodewes Shipyards, Thecla Bodewes and CEO of TECO 2030 ASA, Tore Enge TECO 2030, an Oslo-based engineering and equipment development company, has signed a Strategic Cooperation Agreement with the Dutch Thecla Bodewes Shipyard to develop expertise and competence for the construction of low and zero emission …

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Canadian Sterling PlanB signs MOU with Indian Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers

    Vancouver, Canada – February 9, 2021 – Industrial energy storage experts, Sterling PlanB (SPBES), and Government of India company Garden Reach Shipbuilders and Engineers (GRSE) have announced a Memorandum of Understanding between the two companies. The MOU is intended to facilitate an increase in access to hybrid and fully electric propulsion and power …

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Fincantieri begins construction of massive shipbuilding facility in Marinette Wisconsin

  Marinette, Wisconsin – As Fincantieri Marinette Marine prepares to start construction of the U.S. Navy’s newest class of ships, several key leaders were in Marinette Tuesday to mark the occasion of the largest building in Marinette Marine history. “Building 34 is a key element to our Constellation-class frigate production,” said Dario Deste, President and CEO …

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Provincial government investments should give priority to Made in Canada ships (FORUM)

Ottawa – The Canadian Marine Industries and Shipbuilding Association (CMISA) has expressed concern over provincial governments ordering vessels overseas rather than giving such business to Canadian shipyards. In a bluntly-worded statement released by Colin Cooke, President and CEO, the CMISA noted: “During the last week of January when new US President Joe Biden re-issued a Buy American …

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GE designated strategic partner of Davie’s Polar Icebreaker Program

LÉVIS, QC -Davie, Canada’s premier builder of Polar and ice-capable ships, today welcomed GE as a strategic partner in its Polar Icebreaker program. The latter is the flagship of Canada’s National Icebreaker Centre (NIC), which was launched last August. GE joins Vard and Serco as partners in Davie’s Polar program. Davie said it expects to soon announce steel, critical systems …

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VT Halter Prepares for construction of polar security cutter

Pascagoula, Miss. – The Polar Security Cutter (PSC) is rapidly progressing through the detailed design phase, and Halter Marine is actively preparing for its construction. In July 2021, Halter Marine will complete upgrades to the launch way area where the PSC will be constructed. The 460-foot icebreaker* is the heaviest vessel per foot of length …

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