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its already known its over $2B the polar icebreaker is supposed to be one design plus 6 medium icebreakersSo they are going to build one icebreaker? I will take bets right now it will be over a 2 billion dollars.
Will they even be using the same design?
What have they been doing the last year or two to get ready? How hard does Davie really need to work to meet the standards of Irving or Seaspan or even BAE in Glasgow?Will be interesting to see if they require them to do similar facility upgrades, but should really be customized for the expected build package. If they are building just icebreakers the previous plan for the CG ships, JSS and Polar from 2010 may no longer make as much sense.
That's still the easy bit; there is a lot of process improvements to QC, design, planning etc to be done, and that's actually much more of a long term item than some new buildings and production lines.
3 yards 90 ships 30 years, repeat?Spending money to get things built faster. We're just driving towards two yards being out of work sooner instead of one in the longer term.