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Canada selects Babcock as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II
Mar19

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

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...

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IMO 2050 and the Challenges for the Marine Industry
Mar09

IMO 2050 and the Challenges for the Marine Industry

Over the last decade, the marine industry has come under increasing pressure to reduce its contributions to air emissions, with a growing focus on greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction. The International Maritime Organization (IMO) is the United Nations’ specialized agency responsible for safe, secure and efficient shipping and the prevention of pollution from ships, and as such has had the...

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The Disarmament of a Nation
Mar04

The Disarmament of a Nation

When it comes to her navy, Canada seems to speak loudly but carries a small stick: a navy which is getting smaller each decade. In 1960, Canada fielded 48 destroyer/frigate warships; today there are 12, a 75 per cent reduction. If this rate continues, by 2030 there will only be eight surface combatants in Canada’s navy. That said, there...

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ShipTech Forum 2020 Slideshow
Feb28

ShipTech Forum 2020 Slideshow

About 200 members from industry, government, and military attended Vanguard’s seventh annual ShipTech Forum on February 25, 2020, in Ottawa. As one of the premier events for the shipbuilding and marine industries, ShipTech Forum provides a platform for different stakeholders to meet and share knowledge.  “This yearly gathering helps to facilitate the sharing of knowledge and lessons learned from...

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IMO 2050, Shipbuilding and the Canadian Coast Guard
Feb24

IMO 2050, Shipbuilding and the Canadian Coast Guard

Through the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Canada has commenced a long-term shipbuilding project to rebuild its fleet of combat and non-combat vessels. Launched in 2010, the NSS is Canada’s commitment to boost economic activity and, to a greater extent, equip the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard with ships to protect Canada’s interests at home and abroad....

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Vanguard adds first-ever Innovation Showcase to its ShipTech conference
Feb21

Vanguard adds first-ever Innovation Showcase to its ShipTech conference

ShipTech Forum is an annual gathering of members from the marine and shipbuilding industries. This event aims to talk about the significant challenges and how to solve these through technology and emerging trends and practices in the field. Aside from learning these from our wide array of professional speakers, ShipTech Forum is also the best avenue for networking and...

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