Davie Shipyard Canada wins two repair contracts

The following is the text of a news release from Chantier Davie Canada:

(LEVIS, Quebec) (Oct. 31) — Davie Shipyard Canada Inc. today announced the signing of two new contracts, one with the CSL group and the second with the Canadian Coast Guard.

The CSL Group merchant ship Baie St. Paul will arrive at the site during the month of January for a period of six weeks to perform activities of repair and maintenance.

Winning the contract for the vessel CCGS Des Groseilliers was conducted in collaboration with Babcock Canada Inc. and includes the completion of Phase 1 to prolong the life of this icebreaker for the Canadian Coast Guard. CCGS Des Groseilliers is a 1200-class icebreaker and measures 98 meters long. The ship already berthed in Davie and work will begin on Nov. 1 for a period of three and a half months.

Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie, said: "The award of these two contracts is a tribute to the high quality work done here in Davie. This is an important milestone for our shipyard in addition to achievements in recent months. (Using) the facilities of our many dry docks for ship repair industry is a key for us. … We are very proud of the work done by our team and are confident that our expertise and professionalism will once more be demonstrated in this work. "

Finally, the Honorable Steven Blaney, minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness and member of Parliament Lévis, Bellechasse and Etchemins was happy to be here today at the site and said: "I am proud to see that our region will benefit from investments related to the renewal of the fleet of the Canadian Coast Guard. Davie workers are talented, dedicated and competent and I'm sure other opportunities will arise in the future. "

By Professional Mariner Staff