Ottawa confirms contracts at Davie and Seaspan shipyards

The federal government has confirmed two contracts worth half a billion dollars each for shipyards Davie, Quebec, and Seaspan, British Columbia.
That’s $ 1 billion in frigate maintenance in total, which was awarded to both Canadian shipyards on Tuesday.

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Another similar announcement is coming to the Irving shipyard in Nova Scotia, according to the government.

The contracts are part of a $ 7.5 billion investment to keep the Halifax-class frigates, a dozen ships considered the backbone of the Royal Canadian Navy.

The 27-year-old ships will eventually be replaced by new frigates built through the National Shipbuilding Strategy.

Ministers Jean-Yves Duclos and Carla Qualtrough were dispatched to LĂ©vis and Victoria, respectively, to reveal the details of the contracts in simultaneous announcements on Tuesday.

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