LÉVIS, QC, Nov. 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - In view of the press conference by our workers union (the CSN) today and subsequent requests from the media, we wish to clarify the situation with regards to Project Resolve and the agreement with the Government of Canada to to build an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment Ship for the Royal Canadian Navy from 2017.
On July 31st 2015, after a lengthy competitive consultation conducted by the Government of Canada and in particular the Department of National Defence and Public Works and Government Services Canada, we entered into an agreement with the Government of Canada to acquire and convert a modern containership into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship.
The agreement enabled Davie to commence the build program while the final details of a services agreement (relating to when the vessel enters service following the build) were being concluded and several independent auditors were engaged to assist the Government of Canada with its due diligence.
We have now agreed all terms and conditions, all audits have been successfully completed and we expect the services contract to be signed before the end of this month.
In the meantime, work continues onboard m/v Asterix
NOTES TO EDITORS:
Chantier Davie Canada Inc. - Voted North American Shipyard of the Year 2015 by Lloyd's List – celebrates its 190th anniversary this year.
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.
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