(ROTTERDAM, Netherlands) — Radio Holland Canada has won two major contracts to support the Canadian Coast Guard.
Public Works and Government Services Canada, which is responsible for government procurement, has awarded Radio Holland Canada a multimillion-dollar contract to supply Furuno ECDIS and radars for the Canadian Coast Guard fleet over the next five years. In a separate agreement, Hike Metal Products of Wheatley, Ontario has contracted Radio Holland to supply the navigation and communication equipment for six new Canadian Coast Guard search-and-rescue lifeboats.
The Canadian Coast Guard is in the process of a multi-year renewal program and has a fleet of nearly 120 vessels located in six time zones, including several icebreakers stationed in the Canadian Arctic. Radio Holland is preparing to deliver systems to the first vessels in July.
Dean Kurutz, Furuno USA vice president of sales, marketing and product planning, said, “Furuno and Radio Holland have enjoyed a close working relationship for decades. This exceptional contract for Furuno ECDIS and FAR3000 series chart radars is an outstanding example of our commitment to working closely with valued dealers to pursue highly customized solutions for our mutual customers."
Stewart Furness, regional manager of Radio Holland Canada, said, “Hike Metal, a specialized custom boat and shipbuilder, saw that our proposal matched up very well with the requirements of the Canadian Coast Guard. We have worked with Hike for many years.”
The shipyard has contracted Radio Holland to supply all of the navigation and communication equipment including Furuno radars and electronic chart systems, Hatteland displays and Raytheon Anschutz Horizon MF gyrocompasses. The first delivery of the equipment to the yard will take place in August and the project will be complete in 2020. Radio Holland and Hike Metal will also assist the Canadian Coast Guard with any training needs it has regarding the new equipment.