Polar icebreaker

Artist concept of new polar icebreaker


The polar icebreakers will:

Project at a glance

  • 1 vessel to be built by Seaspan Shipyards
  • 1 vessel to be built by Chantier Davie Inc., pending the successful completion of the ongoing selection process as the third strategic partner for large ships construction under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS)
Project status
Design phase
Number of vessels to be built
Project budget
To be determined once the procurement process is decided

Current status

In July 2021, Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards began work to support the assessment and optimization of the design, planning work and begin preparation for comprehensive construction engineering for the polar icebreaker program.

The year ahead

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