Canadian Coast Guard announces over $28 million in vessel maintenance contracts to shipyards across Canada

News release

December 17, 2021

Ottawa, Ontario - Ensuring that the members of the Canadian Coast Guard have the equipment they need to keep Canada’s waterways navigable and safe is a key priority for the Government of Canada. To help ensure that Canada’s waterways remain open to allow for the free movement of people and goods, the Coast Guard’s fleet undergoes regular maintenance work at shipyards across Canada.

Today, the Canadian Coast Guard is announcing the award of seven contracts for refit and vessel life extension on Coast Guard ships. These contracts, valued at over $28 million, will see shipyards on the east and west coasts, as well as in the Great Lakes and Quebec regions, perform maintenance and life extension work on seven Coast Guard Ships.

The Canadian Coast Guard Ships (CCGS) John P. Tully, Des Groseilliers, Leim, Ann Harvey, and Sir John Franklin are undergoing planned refit work. This refit work ensures that our ships remain in good working order, are in compliance with Canadian maritime regulations, and are ready to be used by the Coast Guard crews who need them.

In addition, two Coast Guard vessels will also be undergoing vessel life extension work. The CCGS Amundsen and CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier will be dry-docked and enter an extended maintenance period designed to increase these vessels’ operational life. This work, to take place over a number of months, will ensure that these vessels and their crews stand ready to serve Canadians.

These contracts, awarded under the repair, refit, and maintenance pillar of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, will provide good, well paying jobs for Canadians in multiple cities across Canada, and are an important part of the Canadian Coast Guard’s fleet management plan.

Quick facts

  • Shipyards in British Columbia, Ontario, Quebec, and Nova Scotia will perform this maintenance work:

    • Vancouver Drydock Company Ltd. in Vancouver, British Columbia: CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier and Sir John Franklin;
    • Canadian Maritime Engineering Ltd. in Victoria, British Columbia: CCGS John P. Tully;
    • Heddle Marine Service Inc. in Hamilton, Ontario: CCGS Amundsen;
    • Réparations navales et industries Océan Inc. in Quebec City, Quebec: CCGS Des Groseilliers;
    • Canadian Maritime Engineering Inc. in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia: CCGS Leim; and
    • St. John’s Drydock Ltd. in St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador: CCGS Ann Harvey
  • The total value of the seven contracts is $28,139,916.23, including all applicable taxes. Individual costs for each contract are as follows:

    • CCGS Amundsen: $12,186,196.37
    • CCGS Sir Wilfrid Laurier: $9,292,788.37
    • CCGS Ann Harvey: $2,539,034.42
    • CCGS Sir John Franklin: $2,346,958.32
    • CCGS Des Groseilliers: $861,586.87
    • CCGS Leim: $712,873.10
    • CCGS John P. Tully: $200,478.78

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Kevin Lemkay
Director of Communications
Office of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

Media Relations
Fisheries and Oceans Canada

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