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Seaspan awarded JSS D&PE contract

2nd March 2017 - 13:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team


Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards has been awarded a contract for design and production engineering (D&PE) work on the Royal Canadian Navy's Joint Support Ship (JSS), the government of Canada announced on 28 February.

In December 2015 the company was awarded the Long Lead Items contract, to engage suppliers and select the equipment - including the propulsion systems and generators - needed to finalise the design to build the JSS. The company is currently completing the Initial Design Review of the off-the-shelf ship design from ThyssenKrupp Marine Systems Canada.

The D&PE contract covers the development and finalisation of the ship build plan, including the test, trial, and build strategy; the required manufacturing content; and the finalisation of the 3-D product model. At the conclusion of this phase the JSS design will be ready for production and construction.

The JSS project will build two ships with an option for a third. The first ship is scheduled for delivery in 2021, while the second ship is expected to be delivered in 2022.

The two JSS will replace the Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment vessels, which have been retired from service. The ships will provide core replenishment, limited sea-lift capabilities and support for operations ashore.

Construction of the JSS by Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards is expected to begin in 2018.

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