Seaspan Shipyards Bags Bluedrop Vessel Order
Nova Scotia-based Bluedrop Performance Learning through its subsidiary Bluedrop Training & Simulation Inc has been awarded a contract to provide advanced training systems for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels.
Seaspan Shipyards has awarded Bluedrop contract for work on the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) new Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels (OFSV), said a press release.
Bluedrop represents one of several Atlantic Canadian suppliers to date that Seaspan is working with to meet its commitments under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
Bluedrop designs and develops highly specialized, high performance, tactical training for frontline operators of equipment working in complex environments and high-risk situations. This includes, training systems needs analysis, custom courseware development, virtual simulation training devices, and ongoing in-service training support.
Bluedrop is developing training programs for a variety of different systems on the OFSVs, including alarm control and monitoring, vessel maintenance, propulsion, power management, bridge operation, navigation, and internal communications.
“This contract is another example of how the National Shipbuilding Strategy is providing economic opportunities for Canadian businesses. Our government’s efforts to revitalize Canada’s marine industry are creating jobs across the country, while delivering the Canadian Coast Guard and the Royal Canadian Navy with the ships they need to do their important work,” said Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility
“Seaspan Shipyards is committed to building ships in Canada with a Canadian workforce and supply chain. Our relationship with Bluedrop is a prime example of this work and a demonstration of the national impact of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Thanks to the NSS, we are creating highly-skilled, middle-class jobs, and growing our industry,” stated Mark Lamarre, Chief Executive Officer, Seaspan Shipyards.