PICTOU, NS, Oct. 27, 2014 /CNW/ - Chantier Davie Canada Inc. and Aecon Atlantic Inc. announced today the signing of a cooperative agreement to work on marine-related projects.
The agreement includes the following elements:
- Combine fabrication capacities to increase speed and cost of delivery for major marine commercial and naval programs;
- Use a modern production/assembly approach by producing and assembling ship sections at multiple sites;
- Provide greater geographical reach and flexibility for joint programs;
- Skills and knowledge sharing on joint programs.
Aecon Atlantic's fabrication facility is based in Pictou, Nova Scotia and possesses high-volume fabrication capacities, marine facilities and a diverse base of local subcontractors. Davie is based in Lévis, Quebec and is Canada's largest and most established shipbuilder.
Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie, commented on the new partnership: "On our existing newbuild programs at Davie, we have built entire ship sections at six third-party facilities for assembly at Davie. This modern production methodology, which ensures a faster and therefore more cost-effective program delivery, is what allows us to compete internationally in the ship export market. Aecon Atlantic Pictou Shipyard facility is well-placed to provide support on our current and future newbuilding and repair programs. We are already working with Aecon, who are a key subcontractor to Davie on its existing newbuilding program."
Teri McKibbon, President and Chief Executive Officer of Aecon Group Inc., added, "What Davie has achieved over the past few years is incredibly impressive. The projects we are engaged with them on play to our core skills and we look forward to working together."
NOTES TO EDITORS: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 defence. Certified to ISO 9001:2008, Davie leverages its high-capacity fabrication facilities with its advanced project management and engineering capabilities to manage end-to-end construction projects and provide best-practice throughlife solutions to its corporate and governmental clients.
Aecon Atlantic Inc. is a full service unionized fabricator/constructor with self-performing expertise in all industrial trades, complimented by the largest pipe fabrication and modular assembly facilities in Eastern Canada. Certified to ISO 9001:2008, the company has distinguished itself as a world-class supplier to a number of diversified market sectors, including marine. Aecon Atlantic Inc. is a subsidiary of Aecon Group Inc., a Canadian leader in construction and infrastructure development providing integrated turnkey services to private and public sector clients.
SOURCE: Davie Shipbuilding
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