Industry News


Posted on Sep 22, 2015

Seaspan invites media to attend an industry day to update current and potential partners and suppliers on Seaspan’s progress on the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) in general, and to provide information on opportunities for suppliers to deliver the products, systems and services required for the construction of these vessels. Seaspan representatives will be available for interviews.
To date, more than 300 industry representatives from approximately 200 companies have signed up to attend the event.
A full agenda for the event is provided below.
WHAT:           Seaspan Hosts Western Canada Industry Day in Vancouver
WHEN:           Tuesday, September 22, 2015, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
WHERE:         Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier (North Vancouver), 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver,  V7L 0B1 (
About Seaspan
Seaspan is an association of Canadian companies primarily involved in coastal marine transportation, shipdocking/ship escort, ship repair and shipbuilding services in Western North America. In addition to the marine transportation services offered directly through Seaspan, commercial ferry, shipyard and bunkering services are provided via affiliate companies: Marine Petrobulk, Seaspan Ferries, Vancouver Drydock, Vancouver Shipyards and Victoria Shipyards.

In October 2011, the Government of Canada awarded Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards the right to build Canada’s future state-of-the-art Non-Combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy.
Seaspan’s Non-Combat Vessels include:

  • Three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSVs)
  • One Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel (OOSV)
  • Two Joint Support Ships (JSS)
  • One Polar Icebreaker (PIB)
  • Up to five Medium Endurance Multi-tasked Vessels (MEMTVs)
  • Up to five Offshore Patrol Vessels (OPVs) 

It is estimated that Seaspan’s NSPS work will create 5000 direct, indirect and induced jobs over the next 20 years, produce almost $500 million per year in GDP for B.C.’s economy, and mean thousands of people will get the opportunity for an exciting new career in shipbuilding.
Media Contacts
Jeff Taylor, [email protected], 604-990-3175
Keelan Green, [email protected], 613-220-2016
8:30 am           Registration
9:00 am           Louise Ranger, CEO – North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce
9:05 am           Introduction, including overall Seaspan/NSPS presentation
9:20 am           NSPS Non-Combat Overview Presentation
9:35 am           OFSV Update
9:55 am           OOSV Update
10:15 am         JSS Update
10:35 am         Break
10:55 am         Procurement Opportunities Update
11:25 am         IRB Update
11:40 am         Panel Discussion/Q & A
12:20 pm         Lunch
13:15 pm         Coffee/Dessert
13:30 pm         B2B Meetings/Networking