Canada selects Babcock as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II

English DNPA2012-0220-4 20 February, 2012 ESQUIMALT, BRITISH COLUMBIA HMCS Victoria transits in the vicinity of Esquimalt during sea training trials and exercises on February 20, 2012. Her Majesty’s Canadian Submarine (HMCS) Victoria conducted diving operations today in the local waters near Victoria, B.C. Today’s dive was witnessed by General Walt Natynczyk, Chief of the Defence Staff, and Vice-Admiral Paul Maddison, Commander, Royal Canadian Navy. HMCS Victoria is currently at sea conducting equipment trials and crew training such that the submarine can be declared fully operational in 2012. Photo Jacek Szymanski, Navy Public Affairs, © 2012 DND-MDN Canada French/Français DNPA2012-0220-4 20 février 2012 Esquimalt (Colombie-Britannique) Le NCSM VICTORIA navigue près d’Esquimalt lors d’essais et d’exercices en mer, le 20 février 2012. Le général Walt Natynczyk, le chef d'état-major de la Défense, et le vice-amiral Paul Maddison, le commandant de la Marine roy

Babcock recently announced that it has been selected by the Government of Canada as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II (VISSC II).

“We’re honoured that Canada has chosen to work with Babcock to further enhance and develop the holistic submarine sustainment enterprise and wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to Canada our commitment to the Victoria Class submarines and Canada’s sustainment needs,” said Mike Whalley, President, Babcock Canada.

Babcock is the prime contractor of the current VISSC I program and has been delivering a complex mix of services such as Program Management, Design & Engineering, Materiel Management, and Production Support to Canada’s submarines since 2008. Following the selection for the sustainment of the Victoria Class Submarines, the company has worked with the Royal Canadian Navy, the Federal Government and the private sector to grow and strengthen Canada’s strategic industrial capability for
submarine sustainment.

Through the VISSC I program, Babcock has contributed over $1.8 billion to Canada’s economy and has created a supply chain network of over 330 suppliers across Canada. The company’s Canadian submarine expertise is mostly local but sometimes leverages it’s global submarine sustainment knowledge when required.

“We look forward to working with Canada, with our partners and suppliers, and with our long-standing principal partner Seaspan Victoria Shipyards toward a successful process for VISSC II,” said Whalley.

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