Infographic: Rebuilding our marine industry and supporting technological innovation
This infographic shows how the National Shipbuilding Strategy is helping to create jobs and prosperity in Canada. Learn how many combat and non-combat vessels being built by two Canadian shipyards and visualize the massive size of those vessels.
Description of the infographic
The words "National Shipbuilding Strategy" appear at the top of the infographic.
Rebuilding our marine industry and supporting technological innovation
The infographic has 3 sections:
Creating jobs and prosperity
A map of Canada displays the following information:
- Between 2012 and 2022, 8,788 jobs will be created and maintained annually, of which:
- 5,170 will be large vessel construction jobs
- 153 will be small vessel construction jobs
- 3,200 will be repair, refit and maintenance project jobs
- 260 will be lease-related activity jobs
- Between 2012 and 2022, the strategy will contribute $8.9 billion in gross domestic product (GDP)
- GDP is one of the primary indications used to gauge the health of Canada’s economy. It represents the dollar value of all goods and services produced over a specific time period
- As of December 2017, more than 700 firms have worked on National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) related contracts
Non-combat vessels are being built by Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd.
4 different non-combat vessels are being built:
- A total of 3 Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels
- A total of 1 Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel
- A total of 1 Polar Icebreaker
- A total of 2 Joint Support Ships
A graphic compares the sizes of each of these vessels to each other. A scale, in metres, appears below the vessels.
- The smallest are the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels, at a length of about 60 metres
- The second-smallest is the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel, at a length of about 85 metres
- The third-smallest and second-largest is the Polar Icebreaker, at a length of about 150 metres
- The largest are the Joint Support Ships, at a length of about 175 metres
A graphic of a school bus appears on the scale. It has a length of about 14 metres, and looks really small even when compared to the smallest vessel.
Combat vessels are being built by Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
2 different combat vessels are being built:
- Up to a total of 6 Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships
- A total of 15 Canadian Surface Combatants
A graphic compares the sizes of each of these vessels to each other. The same scale appears above the vessels.
- The smallest are the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships, at a length of about 100 metres
- The largest are the Canadian Surface Combatants, at a projected length of about 155 metres
- Note that the design is not yet finalized for the Canadian Surface Combatants
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