Breaking New Ground: Davie’s Journey In Arctic Fleet Modernization


Chantier Davie Canada Inc. (Davie) has secured its inaugural contract under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) from the Government of Canada. This significant achievement heralds Davie’s pivotal role in designing Canada’s future fleet of Arctic icebreakers, marking the commencement of a transformative initiative to bolster Canada’s Arctic presence and maritime capabilities.

Advancing Canada’s Arctic Fleet

Davie’s NSS contract represents a crucial milestone in revitalizing Canada’s Arctic fleet. With the design of six cutting-edge icebreakers, Davie aims to deliver vessels that are not only technologically advanced but also environmentally sustainable and resilient to the Arctic’s harsh conditions. These icebreakers will reinforce Canada’s commitment to safeguarding its northern waters and facilitating year-round maritime activities.

Commitment to Excellence in Shipbuilding

Davie’s undertaking underscores its unwavering commitment to excellence in shipbuilding. By establishing a dedicated project management and design office, Davie seeks to harness the expertise of Canadian shipbuilders and cultivate a workforce capable of delivering the world’s largest order book of heavy icebreakers. Through collaboration with critical subcontractors and adherence to rigorous safety and environmental standards, Davie aims to ensure the construction of vessels that meet the Canadian Coast Guard’s operational requirements while upholding the highest standards of quality and performance.

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