The Government of Canada has awarded a $13.6 million contract to Chantier Davie Canada Inc. for Vessel Life Extension and refit work for the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Earl Grey.
The CCGS Earl Grey celebrated its 30th year of service earlier this year, on February 8.
Renewing the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet is part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, which 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.
Work is scheduled to begin in mid-March 2015 and to be completed by January 2016.
The VLE contract will include extensive repairs and upgrades throughout the vessel, such as repairs to the hull, upgrades to the main engine, as well as to the auxiliary generator controls and electronic switchboard and equipment.
This contract is being awarded as part of the $360M investment to extend the life of the Coast Guard fleet announced in February 2013 that will allow extending the life of sixteen Coast Guard vessels and completing mid-life modernizations on two existing hovercraft over the next 10 years.