Local Company Awarded $5.7 Million Subcontract under the National Shipbuilding Procurement StrategyJuly 21, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 21, 2015
Elora’s Marine Division of Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. awarded $5.7 million subcontract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to supply fixed firefighting systems under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy
ELORA – Michael Chong, Member of Parliament for Wellington-Halton Hills, today announced that the Marine Division of Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. has received a $5.7 million subcontract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. to supply the fixed firefighting systems that will be used to build the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.
“The federal government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is creating and supporting jobs throughout Canada and right here in our community,” Chong said. “This strategy is creating local jobs and creating economic growth.”
As of April 2015, Irving Shipbuilding has awarded over $720 million in contracts to 128 suppliers from across Canada through the modernisation of its shipyard and the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project.
“Canada monitors and protects more coastline than any other country in the world. Through the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, the government will provide Canada’s Navy fleet and coast guard with the best ships to fill their mandate,” said Chong. “I am proud that Elora based Marine Division of Troy Life & Fire Safety Ltd. will be a part of this important strategy.”
The AOPS project will deliver six ice-capable offshore patrol ships that will conduct sovereignty and surveillance operations in Canada’s Exclusive Economic Zone, including in the Arctic. The Royal Canadian Navy will also use the AOPS to support other units of the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) in the conduct of maritime-related operations.
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