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Heddle Shipyards in Hamilton Awarded $4M Contract for CCGS Griffon Refit

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Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of the Canadian Coast Guard, has awarded a contract of $4 million to Heddle Shipyards in Hamilton, Ontario, for refit work on the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Griffon. The CCGS Griffon is a high-endurance multi-tasked vessel that performs light icebreaking and buoy-tending operations essential to keeping our waters open and safe for marine traffic.

The refit work will include regulatory inspections and certifications; maintenance of structural items and various equipment, including propulsion; as well as the replacement and repair of various compartments, decks, and communication and navigation equipment.

This contract will help create or sustain 80 jobs.

“In shipyards across the country, the National Shipbuilding Strategy is guiding work to build, repair and maintain Canada’s fleets. We are proud to support the brave and essential members of the Canadian Coast Guard, while creating jobs and strengthening economies in communities across the country.” The Honourable Anita Anand, Minister of Public Services and Procurement

“The women and men of the Canadian Coast Guard are working every day to help keep mariners safe and our shipping routes open. Whether it’s patrolling the longest coastline in the world, breaking ice on the Great Lakes or helping save lives on one of Canada’s many waterways, our government is ensuring the Coast Guard has the tools and equipment needed to continue serving Canadians proudly. This refit contract will ensure the CCGS Griffon continues to fulfill critical icebreaking operations, essential to keeping our maritime trade going all year round.” The Honourable Bernadette Jordan, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard

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