Victoria Shipyards will refit five of 's 12 Halifax-class frigates as part of a $3.1b program to make the Canadian navy stronger and safer, reports said. The refit will add 300 jobs at Victoria Shipyards for a project worth up to $500m. Victoria Shipyards and a shipyard in responded to the federal government's request for interest and qualifications but now must submit formal requests for proposals (RFPs).
The five Halifax-class ships based at CFB Esquimalt are HMCS Calgary, , , and . They patrol 27,000 kilometres of Pacific coastline, monitoring other ships in Canadian waters, conducting surveillance, training and responding to national security threats.
Source: CanWest News Service