JANUARY 7, 2015 — Chantier Davie Canada Inc, Lévis, Quebec, reports a busy three weeks.
Over the holiday period, the second in the series of 130-m Subsea Construction Vessels that the company is building for Cecon of Norway was floated out from the shipbuilder's Champlain Dry Dock, to be followed out by the Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Des Groseilliers, which is in the shipyard for a major upgrade and refit and left the dry dock with its new engines installed. Both ships will continue to be worked on alongside.
Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie commented, "This is not only a reflection of the achievements of our team on the existing programs, it also marks an important milestone in that the Champlain Dry Dock, our 365 meter-long graving dock, is now available for new projects."
Steven Blaney, M.P. for Lévis, Bellechasse and Les Etchemins stated, "I am proud of the many achievements reached last year by Davie, who are creating jobs and economic growth for the entire region."
As the largest dry dock in Canada, the Champlain graving dock is a strategic asset that allows Davie to leverage its fabrication capabilities for large-scale shipbuilding, ship conversion and ship repair programs.
Champlain Dry Dock is now available for new projects