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Zodiac Hurricane Technologies Wins $16.5M Government Contract

Following an open and competitive process, Public Services and Procurement Canada, on behalf of National Defence, has awarded a $16.5-million contract to Zodiac Hurricane Technologies Inc., based in Delta, BC, for inspection, repair and overhaul work, on an as-required basis, on inflatable rubber boats and rigid (hull) inflatable boats.

Inflatable boats provide a critical operational capability to all elements of the CAF. They are used to support a wide range of missions, including search and rescue, dive support, fishery patrols, boarding party operations, and the transfer of personnel and equipment. The essential maintenance and support services provided by this contract will ensure the CAF’s fleet of inflatable boats remains capable of meeting current and future operational demands.

Work under this contract is expected to run from January 1, 2021, to December 31, 2023, with options to extend the contract up to three years. It will also include tests and trials, disposal, storage, shipping and transport, as well as field maintenance and engineering support. The scope of work will be on an as-required basis, depending on the condition of the boats throughout their serviceable life.

This contract will support the CAF’s current fleet of inflatable rubber boats and rigid (hull) inflatable boats, the CAF’s future dive boats, the Canadian Army’s 12-man assault boats, and the new multi-role boats being acquired by the Royal Canadian Navy. National Defence currently operates a fleet of approximately 1,000 inflatable rubber boats and 260 rigid (hull) inflatable boats.

Minister of National Defence, Harjit S. Sajjan stated, “The Canadian Armed Forces fleet of inflatable boats increases our reach and effectiveness during a wide range of operations at home and abroad. This contract will provide critical maintenance and support services to ensure our members remain well equipped to do the important job we ask of them, including emergency evacuations and transportation of personnel and equipment, while also investing in Canada’s growing marine industry.”

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