Chantier Davie opens icebreaker research centre

Chantier Davie opens icebreaker research centre

The Canadian Coast Guard icebreaker CCGS Henry Larsen (Photo: Purchase)

Canadian shipbuilder Chantier Davie has opened the National Icebreaker Centre (NIC), a new hub specialising in research into the design, engineering, and construction of new polar and ice-capable vessels.

In addition to introducing a fleet of new icebreakers into service with the Canadian government, the NIC also seeks to explore opportunities in the export market with the aim of replacing other countries’ ice-capable vessels that are over 40 years old.

The research centre is located near Davie’s main shipyard in Quebec.

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