The company with offices in Vancouver and Halifax will provide the essential power generation and propulsion systems for the new Joint Support Ships for the Royal Canadian Navy
April 2, 2019 – North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has awarded MAN Energy Solutions Canada (MAN) of Vancouver, BC, a contract valued at $55M for work on Canada’s new Joint Support Ships (JSS). MAN is one of several major systems integrators that Seaspan is working with in order to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
Under this contract MAN will provide propulsion and power generation components for the JSS. This will include two MAN 12V32/44CR (Common Rail) propulsion engines equipped with environmental protection SCR technology, reduction gears, propulsion shafts, propellers, ship service diesel generator sets, and an emergency diesel generator set. Work on these components will take place in Europe at MAN’s established manufacturing facilities. Work taking place in Canada will include MAN providing the integration for these systems, training, testing, and support during the harbour acceptance trials and the sea acceptance trials.
As a result of this contract MAN is investing in new facilities and creating high-quality jobs on both the Atlantic and Pacific coasts. As part of this MAN has already successfully invested in – Aspin Kemp and Associates, (AKA), from Prince Edward Island – thus supporting the Government of Canada’s objective to re-establish and grow the Canadian maritime industry and provide access to world markets. MAN is also supporting education initiatives and has provided the British Columbia Institute of Technology with the largest training engine on the West Coast.
With its work under the NSS, Seaspan has developed more than $850M in committed contracts with approximately 570 Canadian companies. By building ships for the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) and Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) in Canada, Seaspan is helping to re-establish a Canadian marine industry. As the company continues to make progress on its NSS commitments, this supply chain will grow as more Canadian companies realize new opportunities with a revitalized shipbuilding industry. It is through its work on the NSS that Seaspan is directly and indirectly helping to employ thousands of Canadians from coast to coast.
“The National Shipbuilding Strategy is helping to rebuild a strong, sustainable marine sector in Canada. This contract is part of our government’s plan to provide more meaningful business opportunities to companies across the country to help the sector grow and thrive. Congratulations to Seaspan and MAN Energy Solutions Canada on this important contract.”
– The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
“Seaspan Shipyards is pleased to announce this major contract award for MAN Energy Solutions Canada to provide a crucial system for the Joint Support Ships. Contract awards like this mean that the women and men of the Royal Canadian Navy will benefit from state of the art systems aboard these new vessels.”
– Mark Lamarre, Chief Executive Officer, Seaspan Shipyards
“MAN is proud to partner with Seaspan Shipyards under the National Shipbuilding Strategy to provide our state of the art power generation and propulsion systems for the Royal Canadian Navy’s new Joint Support Ships. MAN has been leading the way in advanced engineering for more than 250 years and we pride ourselves in providing our customers with expert level project management experience on power generation and marine projects.”
– Kamen Stoykov, Marine Sales & Projects Manager, MAN Energy Solutions Canada
- Seaspan operates three yards with a combined workforce greater than 2,300 people across its yards in North Vancouver & Victoria.
- To date, Seaspan has awarded over $850M in contracts to approximately 570 Canadian companies, with nearly $40M in contracts awarded to Atlantic Canada-based companies.
- First established in 1948, MAN Energy Solutions Canada Ltd. boasts over 60 years of operating experience and presence in Canada. As a subsidiary of MAN Energy Solutions SE it belongs to one of the world’s leading suppliers in the marine market