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Davie Shipbuilding Welcomes Federal Budget 2019

/EIN News/ -- QUEBEC CITY, March 22, 2019 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Davie Shipbuilding welcomes the decision of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and Transportation Minister Garneau to build three new ferries for Eastern Canada, as announced in the Federal Budget 2019.

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The three routes operating in Quebec, Prince Edward Island, Newfoundland and Labrador and Nova Scotia serve a vital role in connecting people, goods and services between the provinces.  

“The commitment by the government to build these new ferries is a great step in the right direction,” applauded James Davies, president of Davie Shipbuilding.  

“We thank the Prime Minister for his commitment to build three new ships. Not only will it provide Davie - the largest, highest capacity and most experienced shipyard in Canada – the chance to recall many of the 1300 skilled shipbuilders who have been on temporary layoff it will also be a major step in developing an exportable line of products for the booming international passenger vessel construction market. It is very good news for Davie workers, their families and our 996 suppliers throughout Canada who, I am sure, will all be celebrating today.” 

“We thank the Mayor of Lévis, the Mayor of Québec, the National Assembly of Québec, Premier Legault, Quebec’s 24 senators, Minister Duclos, MP Lightbound, as well as the CSN for standing together and supporting the important role Davie will continue to play in renewing the federal fleet, not just for ferries, but also for the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy.

Source : Chantier Davie Canada Inc.

About Davie

Davie and Federal Fleet Services are part of the Inocea group. While Davie focuses on shipbuilding, Federal Fleet concentrates on obtaining contracts and on vessel rental. Davie is Canada’s largest and most experienced shipyard. It is also the highest capacity shipyard in Canada, with 50% of the country’s total capacity. Over the last six years, Davie generated more than 2.7 G$ in economic impact in Canada and employed, up until recently, directly and indirectly, over 3 000 Canadians, including 1 400 at the Lévis shipyard, in the province of Quebec. For over a century, Davie has been in charge of the construction and the repair of each major vessel class. Today, Davie is a leader in the icebreaking, LNG and dynamic positioning technology fields, as well as in naval and other crucial shipbuilding domains. Davie is an ISO 9001:2015 (quality assurance) and ISO 14001:2015 (environmental management) certified company. The first replenishment ship built by Davie, the Asterix, was the first naval vessel to join the ranks of Green Marine, the most important environmental certification voluntary program for North America’s marine industry. 

Frederik Boisvert
Vice President, Public Affairs
Chantier Davie
Cell phone: +1-418-455-2759

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