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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Removing the “boom and bust” periods of shipbuilding
Feb25

Removing the “boom and bust” periods of shipbuilding

During the previous two decades, shipbuilding in Canada had virtually ceased. With no new significant orders, local shipyards were becoming obsolete and the workforce was shrinking. However, in 2010, new life was injected into the marine industry with the announcement of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, later renamed as the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The Government of Canada decided...

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Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS
Feb22

Feb/Mar 2019 Edition: Shipbuilding, Pilot Training and ISS

We are happy to announce that the February/March issue of Vanguard is now available. Built on the theme of shipbuilding and ISS, this edition carries features on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, national shipbuilding plans of Canada and Australia, and lessons from In-Service Support. Articles: The future HMCS Harry DeWolf, an interview with Cdr Corey L. E. Gleason By...

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The future of shipbuilding
Feb21

The future of shipbuilding

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

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