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Offline Navy_Pete

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Re: New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy
« Reply #2900 on: November 12, 2019, 12:29:38 »
Thanks Uzlu  - really interesting read.

Curious

The highlighted text begs for some additional investigation as it seems to suggest that the Project's management was conscious of at least the possibility of buying 3rd party hulls, both locally and offshore, and then outfitting them in the prime yards.   The approach that Damen and Vard/Fincantieri and others have exploited so successfully.

Was this a Washington Group - Seaspan - VSY decision?
https://www.seaspan.com/washington-companies

https://www.washingtoncompanies.com/companies.php

I am pretty sure that none of Seaspan's hulls were built in BC (or the States).

One thing to keep in mind is that there are competing factors when they look at options like this. The big one that has nothing to do with technical or feasibility is the IRB and Value Proposition requirements baked in for the Canadian content bit. Basically the would pay penalties for doing anything outside Canada, and it's pretty significant. With accuracy control requirements too not sure if there were any small yards in the BC area that could have done the basic outfitting at the module level, so that also significantly increases the LOE requirement if you do the outfitting later on by something like a factor of 5-7 times the labour (ie mega module or finished hull).

Didn't apply to Davie as those requirements weren't part of the AOR contract (but will under the NSS third shipyard requirements).

It's an interesting case study in how essentially politically driven contract requirements (that are wholly the responsibility of Industry Canada) can affect things like PM decisions, supply chain, etc.

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Re: New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy
« Reply #2901 on: November 13, 2019, 10:22:28 »
It's now been a month since CCGS HUDSON should have come out of the hands of St.John's Shipyard, according to the contract schedule.

Anybody seen her or heard anything about the refit being done and over with?
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The missions are usually carried out on board CCGS Hudson, but Fisheries and Oceans Canada said the 56-year old ship will be out of service until April 2020.
https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/nova-scotia/oldest-ship-in-canadian-coast-guard-fleet-out-of-action-until-2020-1.5154930

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Re: New Canadian Shipbuilding Strategy
« Reply #2902 on: November 13, 2019, 16:29:21 »