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The Canadian ice going vessel & passenger ship segments will be very active for several years to come – Business opportunities for the Finnish maritime sector

05.11.2018
The fleets of the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) and the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG) are being renewed, and the Canadian ferry sector is expected to spend over $5 billion dollars for ship building and ship refits in the next five years. The situation creates significant business potential for the Finnish maritime companies.

The National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) in Canada is a multi-billion dollar long-term commitment to renew Canada's federal fleet, and it includes strategic relationships with two Canadian shipyards: Irving's Halifax Shipyard and Seaspan's Vancouver Shipyards. These two shipyards have been designated to build the Navy and Coast Guard's combat vessels and non-combat vessels.
 
Irving Shipbuilding Inc., based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, is building combat vessels (including the Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and Canadian Surface Combatants (CSC)) for the Royal Canadian Navy.
 
Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd., based in Vancouver, is building non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard, and non-combat support ships for the Royal Canadian Navy. The vessel types include Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV), Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV), Joint Support Ships (JSS), Polar Icebreaker, Medium Endurance Multi-Tasked Vessels (MEMTV), and Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPV).
 
In addition, part of the overall strategy, Chantier Davie, of Lévis, Quebec, has been awarded a contract to deliver three medium commercial converted icebreakers to the Canadian Coast Guard.

The Canadian actors are interested to learn more about the Finnish maritime offering. Business Finland – together with Ministry of Economic Affairs and Employment, Ministry for Foreign Affairs of Finland, and Team Arctic Finland – will organize a high-level Team Finland visit to Canada and meet with some of the key players of the Canadian maritime sector, on 10–14.12.2018.
If you are interested to join the visit, please contact by 13.11.2018:

Saara Annola
Program Coordinator
Business Finland
Email: saara.annola@businessfinland.fi
Mobile: +358 50 465 8184

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