Canadian Coast Guard Ship Griffon Vessel Life Extension Contract Awarded



QUÉBEC CITY, Feb. 21, 2024 /CNW/ – Ensuring that Canadian Coast Guard personnel have reliable equipment to keep Canada’s waterways safe and open for business is a key priority for the Government of Canada.

Today, the Minister of Public Services and Procurement, the Honourable Jean-Yves Duclos, on behalf of the Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard, the Honourable Diane Lebouthillier, announced a contract award following a competitive process, valued at approximately $44 million (including taxes) to Ocean Industries Inc. for the vessel life extension of the CCGS Griffon.

Scheduled to take place from June 2025 to October 2026, the vessel life extension work entails refurbishing and repairing the main propulsion motors, the steering gear system, the four main propulsion generators, and the main emergency switchboards. Other new equipment installations include a new stores crane, a new mast, a new propulsion control system, a set of propellers, an oily water separator, boilers, HVAC units, a sewage treatment plant, and various piping replacements, all of which will increase the vessel’s operational life and maintain its safety and reliability

The CCGS Griffon is a high-endurance, multi-tasked vessel that performs light icebreaking and navigational buoy-tending operations, which are essential to keeping our waters open and safe for marine traffic and the movement of goods and services. The vessel primarily performs these duties in the Great Lakes, the St. Lawrence Seaway, and Atlantic Canada. In addition, the vessel is available …

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