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Sep 26 16 3:34 AM
Michael Den Tandt: Liberal government mulling long-overdue moves on military procurement file
Michael Den Tandt | September 25, 2016 1:24 PM ET
Meantime, at the Irving yard on the East Coast and Seaspan’s shipyard in Vancouver, work continues on a series of Arctic patrol boats and small Coast Guard vessels, respectively. Construction of a new fleet of naval frigates, two mammoth naval supply ships and a large three-season icebreaker for the Coast Guard is still some years off, given current building schedules.
In a recent interview, Jonathan Whitworth, Seaspan’s chief executive, said the first of four smaller vessels for the Coast Guard is on target to be completed next year, with two more coming in 2018.
Sep 26 16 4:25 AM
Oct 19 16 11:05 PM
Industry reps expect Canadian Surface Combatant announcement
David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: October 19, 2016 | Last Updated: October 19, 2016 1:51 PM EDT
Industry representatives are expecting that the request for proposals for the Canadian Surface Combatant will be released soon…..they say the announcement could come on Thursday.
The release of the RFP had been delayed (it was supposed to come in August). Industry reps had voiced concerns about the RFP and the lack of work for Canadian companies on this massive shipbuilding program. Whether the situation will/has been corrected remains to be seen.
Nov 15 16 6:12 PM
BAE Systems, Irving Shipbuilding form JV to bid on Canadian ship-support program
BAE Systems and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. have formed a joint venture in order to bid on the in-service support program for the Canadian Navy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Joint Support Ship (JSS).
The in-service support program is abbreviated to AJISS.
Both companies hope that Canadian Naval Support Limited (CNS), as the joint venture is called, will be successful in winning the CAD$5 billion ship-maintenance contract.
Dec 10 16 7:14 PM
New delay slows construction of navy supply ships, polar icebreaker
[The Canadian Press]
December 9, 2016
OTTAWA — The federal shipbuilding program has hit another setback, as government documents show more delays in the construction of the navy's new supply ships and the Canadian Coast Guard's highly anticipated polar icebreaker.
The delays, revealed in departmental reports recently tabled in the House of Commons, are expected to cost taxpayers as the navy and coast guard are forced to rely even more heavily on stop-gap measures to address their needs.
The two supply ships, which together will cost $2.6 billion, and the $1.3-billion polar icebreaker, dubbed the John G. Diefenbaker, are to be constructed one after the other in Vancouver by shipbuilding company Seaspan.
All three vessels are desperately needed as technical problems recently forced the navy's two existing supply ships into early retirement, while the coast guard's 50-year-old Louis St-Laurent heavy icebreaker was supposed to retire next year.
Dec 11 16 5:58 PM
Dec 24 16 7:22 PM
Quote: Finland gets a slice of $587-million Canadian supply ship programSenior officials at National Defence aware of subcontract to Finnish shipyardBy Murray Brewster, CBC News Posted: Dec 23, 2016 5:00 AM ET Last Updated: Dec 23, 2016 7:59 AM ETThe
Quebec company that's planning to supply the navy with a leased
replenishment vessel next year outsourced some key portions of the
conversion work to an offshore shipyard, CBC News has learned.Federal
Fleet Services Inc., which is operating out of the Davie Shipyard in
Levis, Que., has a contract to convert a civilian cargo ship for
military purposes. It is also tasked with leasing the ship to National
Defence, with crew and support, for five years.The total cost of taxpayers is $587 million.But
in order to meet the federal government's delivery date of fall 2017,
the company has contracted with Almaco, a major builder of
accommodations in the offshore industry.(...SNIPPED)
Dec 25 16 6:38 AM
Jan 4 17 6:32 PM
DND says delay on delivery of first Joint Support Ship is several months
David Pugliese, Ottawa Citizen
Published on: January 4, 2017 | Last Updated: January 4, 2017 9:23 AM EST
Last month there were reports that the Joint Support Ships being built at Seaspan in Vancouver had fallen yet again behind schedule.
The first Joint Support Ship was supposed to enter the water in 2020. Now according to the Department of National Defence’s latest performance report, that won’t be happening until 2021.
However, DND officials are pointing out that the delay is not significant – it is actually only several months, they say.
“In the 2014-15 Departmental Performance Report, the target date for first delivery of the Joint Support Ships was in the last quarter of 2020,” explained spokesman Evan Koronewski. “As a result of challenges associated with completing the detailed design, and organizing the entire supply chain, the JSS first delivery date has slipped by a number of months to early 2021.”
Jan 23 17 11:22 PM
Jan 24 17 3:29 AM
Mikeh wrote:No decisions made yet at to just what is to be built for surface combatants?
This is taking so dang long I forget if anything, other than the first Artic patrol ship, is even started yet
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