The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada
Jul16

The Future of Shipbuilding in Canada

As a maritime nation with the longest coastline in the world, and being surrounded by water on three borders, Canada requires relevant vessels to manage both domestic and international obligations. These ships play a fundamental part in protecting sovereignty, search and rescue missions, surveillance, seaborne transportation and logistics needs. Currently, Canada is working to outfit the Royal Canadian Navy...

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Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement
Jul11

Mahan, Integration/Unification and Naval Procurement

On 3 May 2012, Prime Minister Harper stated at the dedication of the Royal Canadian Navy Monument: “Canada is a maritime nation, a maritime nation with trade, commerce and interests around the world.” Mahan, a noted naval strategist and historian, in his Principles of Seapower outlined six major principles that determine whether or not a nation is a maritime...

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Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion
Jun21

Latest PBO report estimates the cost of CSC at almost $70 billion

The latest Parliamentary Budget Officer (PBO) report, The Cost of Canada’s Surface Combatants: 2019 Update, issued on June 21, 2019, estimated the cost of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) project at $69.8 billion over 26 years. This consists of $5.3 billion in pre-production costs, $53.2 billion in production costs, and $11.4 billion in project-wide costs. This cost has been...

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Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast
Mar25

Dashboard: Shipbuilding on Canada’s West Coast

Thanks to the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards is leading the redevelopment of Canada’s shipbuilding industry from the West Coast. The NSS is a long-term program that was launched by the Government of Canada to renew the fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and Canadian Coast Guard (CCG), support job creation and revitalize the shipbuilding industry. Divided...

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Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf
Mar12

Interview with Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason, Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

In 2015, Cdr Corey L.E. Gleason was appointed the Commanding Officer of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first of six Arctic Offshore Patrol Vessels that is being built for the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Cdr Gleason has a wealth of knowledge and experience that he brings to his current role by serving...

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Using digital twins in shipbuilding
Feb27

Using digital twins in shipbuilding

The concept of a digital twin in shipbuilding is about making a digital copy of a real ship to help optimize the design, maintenance, production and sustainability of a physical ship. This digital platform will aid in the development of new vessels for which the exact digital replicas will be updated throughout the lifecycle of the ships. Image: Maritime...

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