Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the CCG, has awarded a $17.3-million contract to Allied Shipbuilders Limited in North Vancouver.
The contact work has been granted for vessel life extension work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Sir Wilfred Grenfell.
The vessel will undergo VLE work, enabling it to take on a broader range of tasks, notably buoy tending and search and rescue.
Work will include painting the hull and deck, updating navigation equipment and networks, installing a new cargo hold and hatch, replacing propulsion thrusters, modifying the ballast system and installing new machinery.
This contract was awarded under the repair, refit and maintenance component of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which provides ongoing opportunities for shipyards and suppliers across Canada.
The contract will help create or sustain up to 140 jobs.
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