Cecon still plans to ink final contract to complete newbuilds at Davie

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ceconmicroNorway’s Cecon ASA still believes that what is now Chantier Davie Canada, Inc., Lévis, Québec, Canada, will complete the three newbuild offshore construction vessels it has on order at the shipyard

“Further to recent announcement where Davie were not awarded the the first contracts of the Canadian NSPS, Cecon has been assured that this does not alter the long term objectives of the new owners of the shipyard,” Cecon said in an Oslo Stock Exchange announcement.

“It is still expected that final contracts to complete the three Cecon vessels under construction, will be executed in the next few weeks,” said the announcement.

Meanwhile, The Upper Lakes Group reinforced its commitment ot the future of Davie despite the loss on the bid for the NSPS work. Richard Bertrand, head of the Upper Lakes Shipyards division and President/CEO of Davie Canada, said, “This is a disappointment, but NSPS was only one component of our plan for the Davie Canada.  We, together with our joint venture partner SNC-Lavalin, are committed to a long-term plan for this shipyard.”

John Dewar, Vice President Strategic Services, added, “We will not be in a position to comment further on the outcome of NSPS until we have had the opportunity to review the evaluation conducted by PWGSC (Public Works and Government Services Canada).”

Davie Canada has a contract for two new ferries for Societé des traversiers du Québec (Quebec Ferry Corporation).

October 20, 2011

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