Hepburn to Supply RAS System for Davie Shipbuilding
Hepburn Engineering, a global leader in naval 'Underway Replenishment' systems has announced that it has signed an agreement with Davie Shipbuilding, Canada's largest shipbuilder for the supply of a Replenishment-At-Sea (RAS) system for its Resolve-Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship.
RAS equipment enables naval vessels to be refueled and resupplied ship-to-ship while underway on the open ocean and under severe weather conditions. This allows naval vessels and task groups to deploy long distances from home-port and to stay "on station" for prolonged periods. RAS equipment is the key maritime enabler underpinning a 'blue water navy'.
Spencer Fraser, CEO of Project Resolve stated "Hepburn is a long-standing Canadian success story. We have worked extensively with them over the past 18-months on the design and engineering for the Resolve-Class Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment ship so we are very pleased to have now concluded an agreement with them for the supply of one of their world-class, NATO-compliant systems."
The RAS equipment will be designed and supplied from Hepburn's facilities in Etobicoke, Ontario.