(NORTH VANCOUVER, British Columbia) — Seaspan Shipyards and Genoa Design of Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, have entered into an exclusive teaming agreement in a bid to design and build the Canadian Coast Guard’s future polar icebreaker. Genoa will provide 3D modeling and design services for the program, creating sustained long-term ocean technology jobs.
Seaspan will draw on Genoa’s expertise in leveraging advanced technology to develop digital ship models. The company has played a critical role over the past six years in the design of modern ice-capable ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and is also currently working as a subcontractor on the Polar Security Program in the United States, the U.S. equivalent of the Canadian polar icebreaker program.
Genoa Design joins Ontario’s Heddle Shipyards, the largest operator of shipyards on the Great Lakes, on Seaspan’s polar icebreaker team. If selected by the Canadian government, Heddle will fabricate ship modules at its three Ontario shipyards, in Hamilton, St. Catharines and Thunder Bay, and at its facility in Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador.