As an NSS partner, Davie will build one of the largest and most powerful icebreaker fleets in the world to protect Canada’s vital interests in the Arctic and help maintain year-round marine trade. Two ferries will connect communities in Eastern Québec and Atlantic Canada.
Replace navy and coast guard fleets to support national and economic security
Create sustainable jobs and economic growth
Support a vibrant maritime sector
Large vessel construction
Small vessel construction
Repair, refit and maintenance work
Davie will build one of the most powerful hybrid diesel-electric polar icebreakers.
Davie will contribute six Program Icebreakers (PIB) as the backbone of the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaker fleet. They will be able to operate in severe ice conditions and support Arctic missions during winter and summer.
Davie will build two ferries to supply essential service to eastern Canada island communities. The first vessel will replace the Madeleine vessel on the Prince Edward Island to Îles-de-la-Madeleine service route.
Canada has selected Davie’s Naval Maintenance Centre of Excellence as a long-term, through-life support centre to sustain the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) surface combatant fleet into the far future.
Guaranteed work at Davie until 2040+
Transition from project-based to programmatic way of working
High value federal contracts
Thousands of sustainable jobs created
Growth of Canada-wide supply chain, including thousands of SMEs
Major economic contributions to Québec and Canada through ITB contributions
Cost and productivity benefits of NSS gap closure investments
Drive development of vibrant maritime cluster aligned with NSS value proposition
Establish Arctic Centre of Excellence
International export potential for mission-critical ships