Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker modernisation contract awarded to Quebec shipyard

CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent (Photo: Public Services and Procurement Canada)

The Canadian federal government, through Public Services and Procurement Canada, has awarded Quebec shipbuilder Chantier Davie Canada a contract for service life extension works to be carried out on one of the oldest active vessels in the country’s fleet of icebreakers.

The modernisation of the Canadian Coast Guard heavy Arctic icebreaker CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent will commence this coming spring.

Louis S. St-Laurent has been in operation with the Canadian Coast Guard since 1969 and is currently the service’s flagship. It is also the largest icebreaker in the coast guard fleet with a displacement of 15,320 tonnes and a length of 119.8 metres.

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