Lévis – Davie Shipbuilding has welcomed the Halifax-class frigate HMCS Toronto for a major Docking Work Period (DWP) program. The HMCS Toronto is expected to enter the Lorne drydock at Davie in the coming weeks where it will spend several months before re-entering service for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN).
Considered the RCN’s backbone, the entire fleet of 12 Halifax-class frigates is undergoing major DWP designed to keep the vessels operational until at least 2040. While the HMCS Toronto received several upgrades in 2015 under the Frigate Equipment Life Extension (FELEX) program, the current DWP will include major maintenance activities as well as a number of engineering changes.
The HMCS Toronto DWP is part of an initial $500 million contract awarded to Davie to perform maintenance work on three frigates.
HMCS Toronto follows HMCS St. John’s, which has successfully undergone a major DWP at Davie and is due to return to service for the RCN this summer. (Photo Davie)