Irving company ensures the security of vessels of war for the maintenance contract of a value of up to 552 million u.s. dollars

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J. D. Irving company, has secured a contract with the federal government to maintain Canada’s current fleet of warships in a deal that could be worth up to $ 552 million over the next 22 years.Halifax Fleetway Inc. will perform a support service for the systems engineering and technical management data for the 12 Halifax-class frigates, the Ministry of National Defence announced Monday.

Last summer, Ottawa has said it would spend $ 7.5 billion to maintain the ships of the Halifax class.

It split the initial amount of $ 1.5 billion in maintenance expenses equally between Irving, the Shipyard Davie shipyard of Quebec and Seaspan of Vancouver.

The federal government said last year that each project would have the possibility to receive a minimum of $ 2 billion in maintenance contracts until the Halifax-class frigates reach the end of their life cycle.

The exact amount of each yard receives will depend on several factors, such as the ship of state and performance.

J. D. Irving vice-president Mary Keith confirmed the Fleetway in-service support contract is separate from the one announced in 2019.

Initial Fleetway Inc. contract of a value of $72.6 M

Fleetway Inc. the contract is valued at $72.6 million over six years, with the possibility of extending to 2040, the date of the next generation of war ships built by Irving Shipbuilding in Halifax are completed.

“This contract will secure a team of experts in order to store and manage thousands of critical of the sending of documents, in addition to producing complex models to support the installation of new equipment aboard ships,” National Defense said in a Monday press release.

“The specialization of their knowledge and skills make sure that the key information is updated to support the maintenance teams, and allow for the maintenance of the Halifax-class of operational capability in support of CAF missions. “

140 jobs

The new in service support contract will replace a Fleetway Inc. contract expiring in October 2020 and “support”, 140 jobs, the government said.

“By investing in our fleet of Halifax-class frigates, we will be able to provide to our members in uniform what they need to continue to advance peace and security in the world “, the Minister of National Defence Harjit Saijan said in a statement.

The new contract has been awarded through an open, fair and transparent procurement process, the government said in its press release.

In 2011, Irving has been selected to build combat ships under the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

They are going to replace the Halifax-class frigates, which have been put into service in the 1990s.

Work on the new warships expected to start with Irving in the early 2020s.

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