LÉVIS, QC, Feb. 19, 2015 /CNW Telbec/ - Davie - Canada's largest shipbuilder - has been voted 'North American Shipyard of the Year' at the industry's most prestigious awards ceremony; the Lloyd's List North American Maritime Awards 2015. The award ceremony took place yesterday in Houston, Texas together with the leading maritime companies in North America. The panel of judges included chairmen and presidents of the marine industry's leading governing bodies and trade associations.
Davie beat runner-up General Dynamics NASSCO, the US naval shipbuilder, in the final. Shipyards from throughout North America were evaluated on their 'ability to deliver quality vessels on time, to meet the needs of all stakeholders and to showcase innovative designs while adhering to high environmental standards'.
In Davie's acceptance speech, Alan Bowen, Davie's Chief Executive Officer stated "I am proud to accept this award on behalf of the men and women of Davie shipbuilding. We are honored that this panel of respected judges has chosen Davie as North America's number one shipbuilder. Over the past two years, Davie has sealed its place in the global specialized shipbuilding, ship repair and ship upgrade markets. During the past few years, our world-class management team has invested significantly in new systems and new equipment. In 2014 we delivered the most complex commercial vessel ever built in North America and later this year we shall be delivering the first LNG-fuelled ferries to be built on the continent."
Steven Blaney, MP for Levis-Bellechasse congratulated Davie on the news, "What Davie has accomplished over the past two years is absolutely astounding. I am proud of the team at Davie who have justifiably received international recognition as North America's best shipyard through their hard work and dedication to the marine industry."
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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.
SOURCE Davie Shipbuilding
Image with caption: "Alan Bowen (CEO) and James Davies (CFO) of Davie receive North American Shipyard of the Year award at the Lloyd’s List North American Maritime Awards 2015 in Houston, Texas on 18th February 2015 (CNW Group/Davie Shipbuilding)". Image available at: http://photos.newswire.ca/images/download/20150219_C1866_PHOTO_EN_12351.jpg
For further information: Santane Weill, Marketing and Communications Manager, Chantier Davie Canada, www.davie.ca; T: 418 837-5841 ext. 2110, Mob: 418 717-6250, E: [email protected]