Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship Update

20 10 2012

A worker heads past CCGS Corporal Teather C.V., a Hero-class patrol vessel, at the Irving shipyard in Halifax, on Friday, Oct. 19, 2012. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Andrew Vaughan

Irving Shipbuilding presses Ottawa on Arctic ship deal

HALIFAX —The president of Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is applying pressure on Ottawa to sign a contract on design work for eight new Arctic patrol ships.

Steve Durrell said Friday unless the contract is signed and engineering work begins by January, the company’s Halifax Shipyard will have a tough time meeting its goal of cutting the first steel for the project in 2015.

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Work on federal ship deal may start in 2015

WORK ON the first batch of Arctic patrol vessels at Halifax Shipyard could begin as early as 2015, the president of Irving Shipbuilding Inc. said Friday.

On the one-year anniversary of the announcement that the company was awarded the exclusive right to negotiate with the federal government the construction of $25-billion worth of combat vessels, Steve Durrell told the media that the timetable calls for work on the first vessel to start then.

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