The Harper Government is following through on its commitment to build ships in Canada. The NSPS will mean long-term jobs and economic growth for the country, stability for the industry, and vital equipment for our men and women in the Royal Canadian Navy and the Canadian Coast Guard.
"Our Government remains focused on four priorities, as outlined by the Prime Minister, that Canadians care most about: their families, the safety of our streets and communities, their pride in being a citizen of this country, and of course, their personal financial security," added Minister Ambrose.
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Arctic/Offshore patrol ships design and build approach
The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) spans 20 to 30 years and encompasses six types of ships, each with its own set of design and production elements. As we develop the approaches for each type of ship, we continue to employ the principles that have proven successful and delivered results to date, including the continued ongoing engagement of industry, the use of third-party expertise, and the establishment and employment of a robust governance structure.
By applying these principles, we will move along a proven approach of negotiating contracts that will allow us to first understand the designs, then refine them to a production-ready state before entering into contracts to build and deliver these ships. This approach will allow us to fully define and understand the costs of these programs and reduce the risks and ultimately the cost to Canadians.
The definition contract signed with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is a task-based contract divided into the following seven work packages (or tasks) that could be awarded. With this contract, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. will refine and complete the Arctic/Offshore patrol ships design to production level prior to construction in 2015.
1. Project Management - This task will include all work required to ensure effective planning, management, execution, monitoring and control, and reporting of the definition contract work.
2. Engineering Design Phase 1 - This task will include the system engineering activities, integrated logistical support analysis and supplier engagement activities that are necessary to demonstrate that the preliminary Arctic/Offshore patrol ship design meets all of the contract design specification requirements with acceptable risk and within the cost and schedule constraints.
3. Engineering Design Phase 2 - This task will include the system engineering activities, integrated logistical support analysis and supplier engagement activities that are necessary to demonstrate that the Arctic/Offshore patrol ship design is a complete and integrated solution that meets all the contract design specification requirements with acceptable risk and within the cost and schedule constraints.
4. Engineering Design Phase 3 - This task will include the system engineering activities, integrated logistic support analysis and supplier engagement activities that are necessary to demonstrate that the Arctic/Offshore patrol ship design is a complete and integrated solution that meets all of the contract design specification requirements and is ready for the start of vessel construction.
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