Davie forges partnership with world-leading marine accommodation specialists

LÉVIS, QC, Oct. 16, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Davie today announced that it has formalized a partnership with ALMACO Group, a world-leading marine accommodation specialist. ALMACO designs and project manages the construction of marine accommodation at shipyards and industrial fabricators throughout the globe.

Skills and technology transfer to bolster Canadian capabilities
As part of the partnership, ALMACO will open a site-office and setup assembly facilities at Davie as well as enter into a technology- and knowledge-transfer with Canada's largest shipbuilder for its current and future shipbuilding and offshore fabrication programs.

Vilhelm Roberts, CEO of ALMACO Group spoke of his excitement on the company's move into Canada, "Leveraging ALMACO's core skill-sets in designing, engineering and project managing marine accommodation with Davie's large-scale, specialized shipbuilding capabilities is a winning combination."

Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie added, "Marine accommodation is an important part of all of our build programs. As industry-leaders in the oil & gas, passenger and naval shipbuilding markets, outfitting large-scale marine accommodation forms an important part of every project. This partnership with ALMACO will ensure that we are implementing best-practice, highest-quality accommodation outfitting which meets the needs of our clients and provides seafarers and passengers with best-in-class accommodation and facilities."

Engaging Industry and the End-User
As part of Davie's current 'Project Resolve' program to convert a containership into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship for the Royal Canadian Navy, ALMACO and Davie have worked with OMX, a Canadian supply chain technology platform focused on optimizing Canadian content in defence procurements, to engage both domestic equipment suppliers as well as serving and retired Royal Canadian Navy staff.

An ongoing survey (available at https://theomx.com/surveys/2015/projectresolve) has allowed industry and Royal Canadian Navy staff to make their suggestions as to how Davie and ALMACO can optimize the accommodation on board and improve the quality-of-life for all personnel onboard.

Nicole Verkindt, President of OMX commented "This level of engagement with the people who will actually sail onboard federal ships is innovative and unprecedented. By using the suggestions from the OMX survey, it has allowed Davie to work with ALMACO and Canadian suppliers to provide a safe, efficient and comfortable living environment for our sailors"

Chantier Davie Canada Inc. (Davie)
Voted North American Shipyard of the Year 2015 by Lloyd's List, Davie is Canada's largest and highest capacity shipbuilder and industrial fabricator. Davie provides a broad range of products and services to industries from offshore oil & gas to defence. Certified to ISO 9001:2008, Davie leverages its high capacity fabrication facilities with its advanced project management and engineering capability to manage end-to-end construction projects and provide best-practice through life solutions to its corporate and governmental clients.

ALMACO Group was founded in 1998 and has offices in Brazil, China, Finland, France, Germany, Italy, Singapore and USA. ALMACO is expanding into Canada by partnering with Davie, Canada's largest shipbuilder. ALMACO builds and modernizes Accommodation and Food Handling areas for the Marine, Offshore and Construction industries. ALMACO works with owners and builders around the world.


SOURCE Davie Shipbuilding

Image with caption: "One-man cabin configuration and design aboard m/v Asterix (CNW Group/Davie Shipbuilding)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20151016_C5439_PHOTO_EN_522954.jpg

For further information: Marc-Andre Deschenes, madeschenes@hatleystrategies.com, T +1-514-212-5453, F +1-514-316-7073; Visit Davie at www.davie.ca; Visit Almaco at www.almaco.cc


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