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Marine Strategy: Davie Shipyard Wins First Contract

Marine Strategy: Davie Shipyard Wins First Contract

Davie Shipyard will be responsible for designing six icebreakers as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which aims to replenish Canada's Arctic fleet.

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This is the Lévis-based company's first contract since it joined the Canadian program on April 4.

“This is an important first step in our journey to introduce a fleet of the largest and most technologically advanced icebreakers ever built in Canada,” said Davie President and CEO James Davies.

The organization asserts that this new agreement will provide “interesting business opportunities” for shipbuilding companies in the country, thanks to the establishment of the icebreaker project and design bureau.

Recall that the Davy Group acquired the Finnish shipyard in Helsinki, known for building icebreakers, in November 2023.

“The new fleet will embody Canada’s presence in the Arctic and play an essential role in ensuring our country remains open for trade year-round,” said Canada’s Minister of Public Services and Procurement, Jean-Yves Duclos.

Although the costs and timeline for this contract have not yet been revealed, Davey confirms that the initial amount for the Canadian program reaches $8.5 billion. It includes seven heavy icebreakers and two large hybrid-powered ferries.

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