In 2014, Davie launched its first new ship in over a decade. The Cecon Pride is the first in a series of large offshore construction vessels for Norwegian offshore installation contractor Cecon ASA. The Cecon Pride is a 130-metre-long multi-purpose offshore construction vessel which operates in support of the oil and gas, renewable energy, and naval sectors in Europe.
In 2017, Davie completed a program that involved the conversion of a modern, European-built containership into the RCN’s first Resolve Class Combat Support Ship. The ship supports the RCN’s supply ship capability requirements – intended to supply ammunition, fuel, food, water, power, and spare parts to the Canadian naval forces at sea. It can also be used for humanitarian assistance and disaster relief missions. The converted vessel is fully compliant with all international regulations and replaces the lost capability from the legacy naval support ships.
The Medium Icebreaker program involves converting three Icebreaking AHTS vessels into mission-specific CCG vessels. The first vessel known as the CCGS Capital Molly Kool (previously Vidar Viking) was completed in 2018. The second vessel known as the CCGS Jean Goodwill (previously Baldor Viking) has been extensively renovated to increase endurance and provide the facilities required by the CCG to supply their essential services. The third vessel known as the CCGS Vincent Massey (previously Tor Viking) has also entered with some additional modifications.
Under the NSS, Davie will construct six heavy Program Icebreakers (PIBs). The PIBs will be the CCG’s backbone icebreakers with capability and capacity to meet current and far future needs. They will be able to operate in severe conditions and support missions during the winter ice season as well as summer expeditions to the Arctic.
Under the NSS, Davie will deliver a flagship Polar Class 2 Icebreaker. The Polar Icebreaker will be the world’s most powerful hybrid (diesel-electric) icebreaker. The vessel will be capable of sustained operations in the Arctic Archipelago over three seasons per year in very difficult ice conditions, with the ability to break through more than 2.5 metres of ice.
In 2018, Davie delivered the first two ferries powered by liquid natural gas (LNG) to be built in North America. These ferries are fully powered by LNG, which emits 90% less nitrogen oxide emissions and 100% less sulphur and fine particle emissions compared to diesel. These vessels feature fully automated safety shutdown systems or gas safety – more comprehensive than an offshore drilling platform – and incorporates over 6,800 inputs/outputs into the main automation system.
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. The new vessel will be called MV Jean-Lapierre. The second vessel is to replace the Holiday Island vessel on the Prince Edward Island to Nova Scotia service route.