As stated in Canada’s defense policy, Strong, Secure, Engaged, the Government of Canada is committed to providing the Canadian Armed Forces with the modern and efficient equipment necessary to support its operations. This includes supporting the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) combat vessel fleet to ensure they remain operationally efficient and capable until the transition to its future fleet is complete.
Today, the Government of Canada announced the award of an in-service support contract to Fleetway Inc. of Halifax, Nova Scotia. Valued at $ 72.6 million for the first six years, with options to extend up to 22 years, this contract will provide a full range of technical data management and systems engineering support services. for the RCN’s Halifax-class fleet. This contract will secure a team of experts to store and manage thousands of critical ship documents, in addition to producing complex designs to support the installation of new equipment aboard ships. Their specialized knowledge and skills will ensure that key information is up to date to support maintenance teams and enable the maintenance of the operational capability of the Halifax-class in support of CAF missions.
Awarded as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, this contract will ensure that the RCN and supporting shipyards continue to have the technical data necessary to support ongoing vessel maintenance during scheduled mooring work periods, while by providing local economic benefits. Work on the contract began in April 2020 and will continue until the fleet is decommissioned in the early 2040s. This contract is expected to maintain approximately 140 jobs in Canada.