The Canadian government has awarded Marine Recycling Corporation a contract to dismantle Royal Canadian Navy’s former replenishment ship Preserver and the Canadian forces auxiliary vessel Quest.
The contract is worth CAD$12,616,144 and includes towing to the contractor’s facility located in Sydney, Nova Scotia, the demilitarization of equipment, the remediation of hazardous waste and recycling of any remaining materials.
Both ships are expected to be dismantled by summer 2019.
Auxiliary oilier replenishment ship Preserver was decommissioned in October 2016 after 46 years of service.
CFAV Quest was a Royal Canadian Navy oceanographic / acoustic research ship built in Vancouver in 1969. It was decommissioned in 2016.
“Marine Recycling Corporation is very pleased to start our new operation to recycle ships at Sydport in Cape Breton and looks forward to working with the island’s fine people and local businesses,” said Wayne Elliott, founder and director of business development, Marine Recycling Corporation.