North Vancouver, BC-based Vancouver Shipyards, an arm of Seaspan Shipyards, has been awarded a long-term contract with the Canadian Coast Guard to support the engineering work needed to maintain the Guard’s current fleet.
The engineering support services contract, which was revealed Oct. 20, is for up to nine years with an initial three-year period and the option for up to three two-year renewals.
Seaspan’s engineering partners under the contract include Albion Marine Solutions, Aspin Kemp & Associates, Elomatic Marine Canada, Genoa Design International and Poseidon Marine Consultants.
“Seaspan and our engineering partners will provide integrated naval architecture, marine/mechanical and electrical engineering services,” the company explained in a statement.
“Along with our partners, we are thrilled to be chosen as a fleet engineering support services partner for the Canadian Coast Guard,” said Seaspan Shipyards Senior Vice President of Engineering Jim Carr. “Over the past 10 years, we have been building our engineering capabilities and are proud to have a diverse and talented team of professionals who provide industry-leading design and engineering solutions for our customers.”
The Coast Guard operates a fleet of more than 100 vessels and conducts midlife modernizations, refits and vessel-life extensions in order to carry out its mandate.
Seaspan Shipyards, a division of Seaspan ULC, is a Canadian ship design, engineering, building and ship repair company. With a workforce of about 2,800 in North Vancouver and Victoria, the company has partnered on a range of complex projects for both government and the private sector.