LEVIS, QC, Aug. 29, 2017 /CNW Telbec/ - Davie Shipbuilding - Canada's largest, highest capacity and longest established shipbuilder - today congratulated the Honourable Carla Qualtrough on her appointment as Minister of Public Services and Procurement Canada.
Davie works day-in, day-out and hand-in-hand with Public Services and Procurement Canada to ensure the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard have the ships they need, when they need them.
Only last month, Davie unveiled the largest naval vessel to ever be delivered from a Canadian shipyard – the Resolve Class Naval Support Ship. When she enters service this fall, the vessel will be the largest ship to serve with the Royal Canadian Navy.
Over the past five years, Davie has performed five major refits and upgrades to the Canadian Coast Guard's heaviest icebreakers which provide safety of navigation and protect the environment on all three coasts.
The winning combination of our skilled shipbuilders and our unrivalled facility together with the dedication and tireless work of the men and women of Public Services and Procurement Canada has ensured the delivery of all of Davie's governmental projects on time and on budget, creating economic benefit throughout Canada.
Alex Vicefield, Chairman of Davie, commented "We wish Minister Qualtrough the best of luck as she takes on the challenges ahead and we look forward to briefing her on affordable and innovative solutions to meet Canada's pressing needs. We are here and shovel-ready to support the government, the navy and the coast guard as we have successfully demonstrated not by our words, but through our actions."
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Davie is Canada's largest, highest capacity and most experienced shipbuilder. In 2015, Davie won the prestigious title of Lloyds List North American Shipyard of the Year. Over the past five-years, Davie has generated over $2bn in economic benefit to Canada and directly and indirectly employs over 3,000 Canadians, including over 1,400 who work at the shipyard in Lévis, Québec. Davie has been Canada's shipbuilder and ship-repairer for every class of major naval platform over the past century. Today, Davie is an industry leader in icebreaking, LNG and dynamic positioning technologies as well as naval and other mission-critical shipbuilding. Davie is ISO 9001:2015 certified for Quality Assurance and ISO 14001:2015 for Environmental Management.
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