Sustaining shipbuilding capability for future generations


Seaspan Shipyards released yesterday a statement in response to the finding of the Auditor General of Canada on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) as follows:

"We are pleased to receive, and support the findings of the Auditor General, in particular, theassessment that the selection of shipyards was efficient and successful and will help sustainshipbuilding capability for future generations," said Brian Carter, President, SeaspanShipyards.

"Seaspan has been engaged in the NSPS process since 2009 when the Government of Canadadecided to consult industry on the best way forward for the renewal of the Federal fleets.

Vancouver Shipyards is investing up to $200M in infrastructure upgrades at no cost to Canada,to allow Seaspan Shipyards to build Canada's vessels effectively and efficiently, bringing bestvalue to Canadians.

We are honoured to be Canada's partner to build the Non-Combat vessels for the men andwomen of the Royal Canadian Navy and Canadian Coast Guard.

We have a long and established track record of working with the Royal Canadian Navy andCanadian Coast Guard in building ships on-time and on-budget. Seaspan is committed toreturning BC's shipbuilding industry to its once-thriving roots. We will deliver world-class ships toCanada.

Source: Seaspan