LÉVIS, QC, July 2, 2014 /CNW Telbec/ - Babcock Canada Inc. and Chantier Davie Canada Inc. announced the completion of the refit and upgrade of the Louis St Laurent, Canada's Polar Icebreaker. The contract was completed on time and on budget.
The work included maintenance to meet marine regulatory requirements and upgrades to various vessel systems from propulsion to navigation in order for the vessel to complete its annual work in the Arctic this summer.
Mark Dixon, President of Babcock commented "We are very pleased to have carried out this project for the Canadian Coast Guard and to have delivered on schedule and on budget. The integrated project team, combining both Davie and Babcock staff, is a winning combination".
Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie added "The completion of this contract on time, on budget and to such a high standard is another testament to the 1,000 skilled shipbuilders here at Davie today. We look forward to continuing our strong working relationship with Babcock; delivering value to the Canadian Coast Guard and ensuring timely solutions which allow our sailors to navigate safely in some of the harshest environments".
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Chantier Davie Canada Inc.
Davie is Canada's largest and highest capacity shipyard and industrial fabricator. Davie provides a broad range of products and services to industries from offshore oil & gas to defense. 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 throughlife solutions to its corporate and governmental clients.
Babcock Canada Inc.
Babcock Canada Inc. is a Canadian ISO 9001 registered company employing over 260 personnel at 4 locations: Halifax, Ottawa, Lévis, and Victoria. We specialize in helping our Clients to efficiently and effectively maintain their in-service assets. Our core competencies include: Project Management; Data & Configuration Management; Systems Engineering; Material & Supply Chain Management; Fleet, Asset and Infrastructure Management.
Our parent company, Babcock International Group PLC, is a leading global engineering support services provider with a workforce of some 27,000 that enables significant reach-back capabilities into the Marine, Nuclear, Training, Defence Communication, and Asset Management fields to name a few. In Canada, Babcock is a strategic partner and key engineering support provider for client marine fleets. The Babcock brand is based on being a partner who can be trusted to deliver.
SOURCE: Davie Shipbuilding
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