The Government of Canada has awarded a $4.5 million contract to Babcock Canada Inc for refit and Vessel Life Extension work on Canadian Coast Guard ship CCGS Des Groseilliers.
The shipyard portion of the work will be carried out by Chantier Davie Canada Inc., a sub-contractor to Babcock Canada.
Based in Québec City, the CCGS Des Groseilliers provides icebreaking services, search and rescue support, and Aid to Navigation services on the St. Lawrence River. The work to be undertaken includes replacement of the vessel’s generator sets, main engine block as well as the propulsion control system in order to enhance the vessel’s reliability to effectively complete program requirements for the next 10 years.
This contract is being awarded as part of the $360M investment to extend the life of the Coast Guard fleet announced by the Harper Government in February 2013.
Press release, Image: Canadian Coast Guard