The following is the text of a press release issued by Canadian Member of Parliament Andrew Saxton:
(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Andrew Saxton, Member of Parliament for North Vancouver, today announced on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, that Allied Shipbuilders Ltd.has been awarded a $5.9 million contract to complete major repairs to the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Tanu.
"Canada's Economic Action Plan is creating jobs and opportunities in communities right across the country," said Mr. Saxton. "Our Government is pleased that this major vessel repair project is benefiting North Vancouver and Canada's vibrant shipbuilding industry."
The vessel life extension project for the CCGS Tanu includes work on the hull and safety and security equipment, an overhaul of the propulsion machinery, replacement of the ship service generator, upgrades to the electrical systems and deck equipment, as well as the installation of a bow thruster.
"Our government's investment will help ensure that the Coast Guard has the equipment it needs to keep our waters safe, accessible and secure," said Mr. Saxton. "These repairs are expected to keep the Tanu in service for years to come."
As a part of Canada's Economic Action Plan, the Government of Canada is investing $175 million in the Canadian Coast Guard to procure 68 new small vessels, 30 environmental barges, and to undertake major repair work on 40 of its largest vessels, including the Tanu.