Canada’s shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada has signed a cooperative agreement with Aecon Atlantic to work on marine-related projects aimed at providing greater geographical reach and flexibility, as well as sharing skills and knowledge on joint programs.
Through the agreement the companies plan to combine fabrication capacities to increase speed and cost of delivery for major marine commercial and naval programs, as well as to produce and assemble ship sections at multiple sites.
Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie, said: “On our existing newbuild programs at Davie, we have built entire ship sections at six third-party facilities for assembly at Davie. This modern production methodology, which ensures a faster and therefore more cost-effective program delivery, is what allows us to compete internationally in the ship export market. Aecon Atlantic Pictou Shipyard facility is well-placed to provide support on our current and future newbuilding and repair programs. We are already working with Aecon, who are a key subcontractor to Davie on its existing newbuilding program.”