Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Fisheries and Oceans Canada

December 02, 2014 12:00 ET

The Government of Canada Awards a Coast Guard Vessel Life Extension Contract to a Northern Company

Northern Transportation Company Limited wins $5.9 million contract

HAY RIVER, NORTHWEST TERRITORIES--(Marketwired - Dec. 2, 2014) -

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The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans, and the Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services, today announced that the Government of Canada has awarded a $5.9 million contract to Northern Transportation Company Limited for Vessel Life Extension (VLE) and refit work for Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Dumit.

Based in Hay River, Northwest Territories, the CCGS Dumit provides Aid to Navigation
services on the Mackenzie River. The VLE contract will include extensive repairs and upgrades throughout the vessel, such as the replacement of the ship service generator, electronic switchboard and equipment. This work must be carried out during the non-operational
period of the vessel, from early December 2014 to early May 2015.

This contract is being awarded as part of the $360M investment to extend the life of the
Coast Guard fleet announced in February 2013. The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy aims to support a vibrant Canadian shipbuilding industry by ensuring shipyards across the country can compete and benefit from Canada's significant ongoing maintenance requirements while ensuring the best value for Canadian taxpayers.

Quick Facts

  • Work is scheduled to begin in December 2014 and be completed by May 2015.
  • The Canadian Coast Guard is responsible for ensuring that its network of aids to navigation is reliable, accessible, safe and efficient for those navigating in its waters.
  • As announced in Economic Action Plan 2012, the Harper Government will extend the life of sixteen Coast Guard vessels and complete mid-life modernizations on an additional two existing hovercraft over the next 10 years.

Quotes

"Our Government is proud to have made historic investments to renew the Canadian Coast Guard fleet. That translates into jobs and economic growth all across the country. It also ensures that the CCG can continue to keep our waterways safe and accessible for mariners, shippers and fishermen, which is especially important for the North, with its challenging conditions."

The Honourable Leona Aglukkaq, Minister of the Environment, Minister of the Canadian Northern Economic Development Agency and Minister for the Arctic Council, on behalf of the Honourable Gail Shea, Minister of Fisheries and Oceans

"This investment is not only an example of our Government's commitment to Canada's shipbuilding industry, but it also demonstrates our commitment to Canada's North. This contract alone will secure about 50 jobs in Hay River, Northwest Territories."

The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services

Related Product

-News Release: Coast Guard Repair Work Awarded in British Columbia

Associated Links

-Harper Government to Extend the Life of the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet

-Canadian Coast Guard Fleet: Details on CCGS Dumit

-National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: Repair, Maintenance and Refit

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Contact Information

  • Frank Stanek
    Media Relations
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    Ottawa, Ontario
    613-990-7537

    Sophie Doucet
    Director of Communications
    Office of the Minister
    Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    613-992-3474

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