The Canadian government recently announced that Chantier Davie of Levis, Quebec, will become the third strategic partner under its National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
The agreement between the company and the federal government marks the start of negotiations for contracts to support Canada’s future shipbuilding needs and create good jobs. This will include the construction of six program icebreakers and one polar icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard.
These ships will play an essential role in the growth of Canada’s economy, supporting year-round marine trade, and will serve as essential platforms for search and rescue and environmental response operations.
The announcement “is an important step in the government’s ongoing efforts to ensure that Canada has the modern and reliable ships it needs, especially as it adapts to the continued growth of commercial shipping and the increasing impacts of climate change on its communities,” according to a statement issued by the government in Ottawa.