Government takes final step before building Joint Support Ships

February 28, 2017 — Vancouver, British Columbia —The Government of Canada is delivering on its commitment to renew the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) fleet and provide men and women in uniform with the equipment they need to do their important work.

The Honourable Judy M. Foote, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and the Honourable Harjit Sajjan, Minister of National Defence, today announced a $230 million contract with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. that will help develop and finalize the design of the Navy’s Joint Support Ship (JSS). Construction is scheduled to begin in 2018.

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Minister Foote, along with Minister Sajjan, Steven MacKinnon and Minister Wilson-Raybould, poses with staff of Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., in Vancouver, British Columbia.

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Minister Foote announcing that the Government of Canada has awarded Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. a Design and Production Engineering contract for $230 million, at Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd..