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Babcock Canada returns HMCS CHICOUTIMI to the Royal Canadian Navy following successful deep maintenance period

OTTAWA, Jan. 30, 2015  - Babcock Canada Inc. is pleased to announce the delivery of HMCS CHICOUTIMI back to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) on December 3rd, 2014, after the successful completion of the submarine's Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP).

This milestone marks the first of the Victoria-Class submarines to undergo a deep maintenance period managed by Babcock Canada through the Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC), and the first Canadian naval vessel to have an EDWP conducted by the RCN's industry partners. Originally awarded in 2008, VISSC is in excess of $1.5B and is intended to run for a period of 15 years.

Babcock  is currently conducting an Extended Limited Maintenance Period (ELMP) on HMCS CORNER BROOK and is slated to begin the submarine's deep maintenance period later this year.

Mark Dixon, President of Babcock Canada commented: "We are delighted to have delivered HMCS CHICOUTIMI back to the Royal Canadian Navy following her EDWP. This is a significant achievement for Babcock and a testament to the strong partnership and trust we have built with the RCN. We are very proud to be a trusted In-Service Support provider to the RCN and look forward to supporting the needs of the Navy well into the future."

Malcolm Barker, VP and General Manager of Victoria Shipyards Ltd. added:
"We are extremely proud to have been part of the submarine team led by Babcock Canada. The integrated EDWP team (Babcock Canada, DND, PWGSC and Victoria Shipyards Ltd.) worked tirelessly to deliver HMCS Chicoutimi back to the fleet fully functional.

Posted 2015-01-30
Last Modified 2015-01-30 12:13