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Government signals intention to award contract to Davie for CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent life extension work

(Photo of Louis S. St-Laurent on its recent visit to Davie yard in 2019: Chantier Davie)

GATINEAU, QC – The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement,today announced that the Government of Canada has issued an Advance Contract Award Notice (ACAN) signalling its intention to enter into a contract with Chantier Davie of Lévis, Quebec, for required vessel life extension work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Louis S. St-Laurent, Canada’s largest icebreaker.

This procurement ensures an open, fair and competitive process that will allow any other supplier with a comparable option to submit a proposal to the government before the contract is awarded. Other interested suppliers will have 15 calendar days to submit a Statement of Capabilities to show they meet the requirements laid out in the ACAN.

The scheduled vessel life extension work on the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent will take place over three 5-month dry docking periods in 2022, 2024 and 2027 respectively, with an alongside work period in 2023. Work includes, but is not limited to, inspections, regulatory maintenance and auxiliary equipment replacement.

The ACAN was issued after Chantier Davie was identified as the only facility in Eastern Canada with a dry dock large enough to perform this work on the Louis S. St-Laurent.

The vessel life extension of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent will enable the Coast Guard to continue to provide critical icebreaking and emergency response services effectively and safely in Canadian waters, while providing economic opportunities for the Canadian marine sector in the Quebec region.

This contract was awarded under the repair, refit and maintenance component of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which continues to provide ongoing opportunities for the Canadian marine sector.

The CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent underwent repair, refit and maintenance work in 2014, 2017 and 2019 at Chantier Davie.

Photo : Canadian Coast Guard