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VICTORIA, BC, YARD WINS RCN WESTERN FRIGATE MAINTENANCE CONTRACT

Wednesday, July 17, 2019 

Seaspanís Victoria Shipyards has signed a contract to perform Docking Maintenance work on five of the Royal Canadian Navyís (RCN) fleet of Halifax-class frigates.

Work on these ships has been executed by Victoria Shipyards for the last decade under the Frigate Life Extension (FELEX) modernisation programme. The new contract  will see Seaspan provide docking work periods for Canada’s Halifax-class frigates stationed on the West Coast. The Government of Canada announced similar work would be conducted by two other Canadian shipyards for Canada’s seven East Coast-based Halifax-class frigates. The initial phase of the contract awarded for Seaspan’s work is valued at $500 million and, with contractual extensions, will provide long-term stability for Seaspan’s workforce over the next several decades.

Work will be conducted at Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards which operates out of the federally-owned Esquimalt Graving Dock.

Seaspan CEO Mark Lamarre said: "Victoria Shipyards has developed a reputation for exceptional reliability in its projects. The award of this contract is the latest vote of confidence from the Government of Canada in Seaspan’s role as its long-term west coast partner for shipbuilding and ship repair. This contract will allow our team to build on past experience as we continue to perform vital maintenance work on Canada’s fleet of frigates.”

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