On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding
Feb14

On the Agenda: Lessons from NSS, marine tech and fusion welding

What do ocean and marine tech, fusion welding, digital twin tech, lessons from NSS and innovative technologies for vessel performance optimization all have in common? If you say the marine industry, you’re right. But there is still yet another answer. These topics will be discussed in one day at the upcoming Ship Tech Forum to be held in Ottawa....

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Announcing speakers for Ship Tech Forum 2019
Feb06

Announcing speakers for Ship Tech Forum 2019

Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) continues to unfold on both coasts with progress in building ships for the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard. As this long term plan begins to cement itself in the marine industry, many technologies are being developed to help meet the needs for future ships for Canada. To facilitate a platform to...

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Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers
Aug10

Canada awards a $610M contract to Chantier Davie for three icebreakers

The Government of Canada has awarded a contract to Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec for the acquisition of three icebreakers and work to prepare the first ship for service in the Canadian Coast Guard. On behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, Public Services and Procurement Canada has awarded a $610-million contract to the shipbuilding company. Additional costs will be...

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Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems
Apr27

Game Changer: Geneviève Allard, Project Manager, OpDAQ Systems

Geneviève Allard started working in the marine sector as a commercial diver and later pursued geographic studies that led to her work in academia. “As I worked on the development of research collaborations between academics and the industry, I found a need for a better understanding of how businesses use research to grow,” she said. Due to this desire,...

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EP 86: An overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018
Mar21

EP 86: An overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018

In this episode of Vanguard Radio, Marcello Sukhdeo gives an overview of the Shipbuilding Technology Forum 2018 that was held recently in Ottawa. On March 1st, over 150 attendees from the military and industry gathered at the Shaw Centre for Vanguard’s fifth annual Shipbuilding Technology Forum. This event is a one-day conference with the aim to showcase emerging technologies,...

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Canada’s Northern people deserve better Arctic SAR capabilities
Mar16

Canada’s Northern people deserve better Arctic SAR capabilities

The Canadian Standing Senate Committee on Fisheries and Oceans met last month to study maritime search and rescue activities, including current challenges and opportunities. Colonel (Retired) Pierre LeBlanc, President, Arctic Security Consultants, addressed the committee a witness on the matter of search and rescue in the Arctic: The Canadian Arctic is actually larger than the whole of continental Europe....

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