The Canadian government today announced the awarding of four contracts totalling $77. million (including taxes), to perform vessel life extension work on the Coast Guard’s fleet of 36 motorized lifeboats. This will ensure the Coast Guard continues to have the vessels it needs to provide critical services to Canadians.
The contracts were awarded to 4 companies located in regions where the Coast Guard has motorized lifeboats, including: Ocean Pacific Marine, of Campbell River, British Columbia; Hike Metal Products Ltd., of Wheatley, Ontario; Industries Ocean Inc., of Saint-Bernard-sur-Mer, Quebec; and ABCO Industries Inc., of Lunenburg, Nova Scotia
The Coast Guard uses these Cape Class motorized lifeboats to respond to marine distress calls.
These contracts are a prime example of how the National Shipbuilding Strategy is delivering economic opportunities for shipyards and suppliers across Canada. The contracts were awarded under the repair, refit and maintenance pillar of the strategy, which, since the inception of the NSS, has contributed approximately $9.99 billion to the country’s gross domestic product and helped to create or maintain more than 8,400 skilled jobs annually. SOURCE Public Services and Procurement Canada