LÉVIS, QC, May 24, 2016 /CNW Telbec/ - Today, Davie Shipbuilding is marking a major milestone with the first cutting of new steel for the Resolve Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessel.
The project consists of converting a containership into an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship in order to support the operations of the Royal Canadian Navy. This type of conversion has already been performed a number of times by international navies. The conversion of the vessel will be entirely compliant with international regulations.
"Today's ceremony shows Davie at its best. We are uniquely able to deploy significant resources to the production of large-scale shipbuilding projects like Resolve. Davie is the biggest shipyard in Canada, with the highest production capacity in the country and with the continent's very best shipbuilders. We stand ready to deliver" said Jared Newcombe, Davie's Chief Executive Officer.
With the presence of the Mayor of Lévis, Gilles Lehouillier, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, Minister of Families, Children and Social Development and Member of Parliament for Quebec, and Jean D'Amour, Minister for Maritime Affairs, the event marks the launch of a major project for the region, Quebec and Canada as a whole.
Spencer Fraser, CEO of Federal Fleet Services, the owners of the Resolve-Class AOR added, "Through this program, Davie will provide Canada with the biggest vessel in operation for the Royal Canadian Navy and with its greatest humanitarian assistance and disaster relief capability".
"For almost 200 years, Davie has developed a solid expertise which allows the shipyard to distinguish itself worldwide and to realize great projects such as the one we are celebrating today. A true industrial jewel of Levis. Davie provides the city and the entire region with major economic benefits reaching up to a billion dollars a year", stated Mr. Gilles Lehouillier, Mayor of Lévis.
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Chantier Davie Canada Inc. – voted North American Shipyard of the Year (2015) by Lloyds List.
Davie is Canada's award-winning, 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, 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.
Federal Fleet Services Inc. – Federal Fleet Services Inc. supports military, government and humanitarian operations through the construction, ownership, servicing and management of complex, mission-critical ships.
Federal Fleet Services provides an integrated, turnkey service encompassing all the required disciplines, facilities and capabilities to build, convert, operate, maintain and manage complex, mission-critical ships worldwide throughout the entire lifecycle of the asset.
SOURCE Davie Shipbuilding
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