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

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

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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

IMO 2050 and the Challenges for the Marine Industry

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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

The Disarmament of a Nation

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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

ShipTech Forum 2020 Slideshow

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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

IMO 2050, Shipbuilding and the Canadian Coast Guard

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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

Vanguard adds first-ever Innovation Showcase to its ShipTech conference

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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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Vanguard – Feb/Mar 2020 issue

Vanguard – Feb/Mar 2020 issue

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We are excited to share with you the February/March issue of Vanguard. In this issue, we have dedicated space to the marine and shipbuilding industry with a focus on IMO 2050 and the Canadian Coast Guard. Articles include: IMO 2050 and the Challenges for the Marine IndustryBy Andrew Kendrick The Canadian Coast Guard – Engaging one of its Greatest...

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How small Canadian manufacturers can become successful internationally

How small Canadian manufacturers can become successful internationally

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As a family-owned Canadian business, Thordon Bearings Inc. has made a mark on the international scene by designing and manufacturing non-polluting bearing systems in the marine and clean power generation industries. The 100-year old family business has an international network of agents, distributors and regional sales representatives in 90 countries providing high performance, oil and grease-free bearing systems, seals...

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Highlights of what Serge Carignan, DND will speak about at ShipTech Forum 2020

Highlights of what Serge Carignan, DND will speak about at ShipTech Forum 2020

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Serge Carignan, Superintendent, Quality Engineering Test Establishment at the Department of National Defence will be speaking at ShipTech Forum 2020. In this episode of Vanguard, Serge shares some of the highlights of what he will be speaking about, his experience and his role at DND. Serge joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 1979 and graduated from the Royal Military...

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ShipTech Forum 2020: Meet the speakers

ShipTech Forum 2020: Meet the speakers

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As the Vanguard team is finalizing the 7th annual ShipTech Forum and putting the final touches on the agenda, we would like to share with you some of the speakers who will be delivering presentations at this year’s event. Taking place on February 25 at The Westin in Ottawa, the one-day conference will focus on technological advancement to speed...

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