Irving Shipbuilding Cuts First Steel on Canada’s Arctic Patrol Ships

  Irving Shipbuilding has cut steel on the first of Canada's Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships at the company's Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia. Irving Shipbuilding was selected earlier in 2015 to build at least five of the Arctic patrol ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for US $1.9 billion. The first vessel is expected to be delivered in 2018. Irving Shipbuilding … [Read more...]

Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyard Cuts Steel on Canada’s First NSPS Vessel – Sir John Franklin

  Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards (VSY) jas cut steel on the first National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) ship, the Canadian Coast Guard’s Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV). The start of construction was announced by the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, along with Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for … [Read more...]

Canada Scales Back Important Navy Shipbuilding Strategy

By David Ljunggren OTTAWA, May 1 (Reuters) - Canadian officials said on Friday a C$26.2 billion ($21.5 billion) program to build 15 naval ships could end up below target and over budget, the latest challenge to Canada's troubled military procurement process. In 2010, the Conservative government announced the program to replace three destroyers and 12 frigates with 15 … [Read more...]

Seaspan Marine Calls on STX Know-How to Help with NSPS Facility Upgrades

Canada's Seaspan Marine Corporation says it has entered into a technology support agreement with STX Offshore and Shipbuilding that will help its Vancouver Shipyard optimize planned facilities upgrades for the Federal Government's recently awarded $8 billion Non-Combat National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program. Under the deal, STX will dispatch a technical … [Read more...]

Vancouver Shipyards Awarded $5.2B Worth of Additional NSPS Vessels

North Vancouver-based Seaspan Shipyards says the Canadian Coast Guard has decided to spend an additional $5.2 billion on the construction of even more ships under Canada's historic military shipbuilding program, the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program. Under the program, Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards was selected as the prime contractor in the … [Read more...]