Supplementary Information Tables

Status Report on Transformational and Major Crown Projects


Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels

Description: The Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels project will acquire nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet - five of the nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels will be used primarily to support the Conservation and Protection Program in the Maritimes, Québec and Pacific Regions. The other four vessels will be used in a joint program with the Royal Canadian Mounted Police to enhance maritime security along the Great Lakes and the St. Lawrence Seaway system.

Project Outcomes: The Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels project supported the Vessel Procurement and Fleet Renewal objectives of the Canadian Coast Guard. Project outcomes contributed to the Fleet Operational Readiness Program.

Industrial Benefits: Canadian industry has benefitted from this project. The Request for Proposal required overall industrial benefits equal to 100% of contract value. Regional allocation of industrial benefits was monitored by Industry Canada.

Sponsoring Department: Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contracting Authority: Public Works and Government Services Canada

Participating Departments: Industry Canada; Royal Canadian Mounted Police; Treasury Board Secretariat; Privy Council Office; Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Western Economic Diversification Canada; Canadian Economic Development; Finance Canada; Public Safety Canada; Department of National Defence.

Prime Contractor : Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Operating as: Halifax Shipyard, Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

Major Subcontractors:

  • International Contract Engineering, Douglas, United Kingdom
  • Damen, Gorinchem, the Netherlands
  • Lloyd's Register, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada
  • MTU, Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Canada

Project Phase: Close-out

Major Milestones:

Preliminary Project Approval - August 2005
Effective Project Approval - June 2006
First Request for Proposal (cancelled) - July 2007
Amended Effective Project Approval - to include four additional vessels identified in Budget 2007 - December 2007
Second Request for Proposal issued (cancelled) - August 2008
Third Request for Proposal issued - March 2009
Contract awarded - August 2009
First vessel delivered - July 2012
Delivery of final Mid-Shore Patrol Vessel - October 2014

Progress Report and Explanation of Variances: The Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels project was initially approved in August 2005 at an indicative total estimated cost of $146.5 million for the procurement of eight vessels. Budget 2007 allocated $66.0 million to the Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels project to procure four additional vessels. Following further project analysis, it became clear that the funds provided would not be sufficient to procure twelve vessels. In 2009, Treasury Board provided authorities to procure nine vessels at a revised indicative total estimated cost of $227.0 million.

The project is running on budget and is achieving its objectives. All nine Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels were delivered by October 2014: CCGS Private Robertson V.C. (July 2012), CCGS Caporal Kaeble V.C. (November 2012), CCGS Corporal Teather C.V. (February 2013), CCGS Constable Carrière (May 2013), CCGS G. Peddle S.C. (October 2013), CCGS Corporal McLaren M.M.V. (October 2013), CCGS A. LeBlanc (March 2014), CCGS M. Charles (June 2014), and CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M. (October 2014). The project is expected to be completed in fall 2015 (at the end of the warranty period).

Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels

Description: The Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project will acquire three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard Fleet. The Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels will replace three aging Canadian Coast Guard ships on the east and west coasts of Canada that provide a platform from which critical scientific research and ecosystem-based management can be performed.

Project Outcomes: The Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project supports the Vessel Procurement and Fleet Renewal objectives of the Canadian Coast Guard. Project outcomes contribute to the Fleet Operational Readiness Program.

Industrial Benefits: Canadian industry will benefit from this project through negotiated industrial and regional benefits.

Sponsoring Department: Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contracting Authority: Public Works and Government Services Canada

Participating Departments: Industry Canada; Treasury Board Secretariat; Privy Council Office; Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Western Economic Diversification Canada; Canadian Economic Development; Finance Canada

Prime Contractor: Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. (Seaspan) under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy subject to successful conclusion of contract negotiations.

Major Subcontractors:

  • Robert Allan Ltd., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
  • Alion Science and Technology (Canada) Corporation, Kanata, Ontario, Canada (Design Contractors in joint venture)
  • VARD Marine Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Naval Architecture and System Engineering services)
  • Imtech Marine Canada, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada [Electrical and heating, ventilating, and air conditioning (HVAC) engineering services]
  • Thales Group, Toronto, Ontario, Canada (Electronics systems design and engineering services)
  • Genoa Design International Ltd., Mount Pearl, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada (3D production modelling)
  • Lloyd's Register, Pointe-Claire, Quebec, Canada (Regulatory and Class approval services)

Project Phase: Definition Phase - The design contract for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels has been completed. The construction engineering contract has been awarded and work is underway to prepare for start of construction. Upon completion of construction engineering work, the project will enter the implementation phase with the start of construction of the first vessel.

Major Milestones:

Preliminary Project Approval - October 2005
Amended Preliminary Project Approval - November 2006
Second amended Preliminary Project Approval - June 2009
Request for Proposal for Design issued - March 2010
Government of Canada announced that the three Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels will be built under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy - June 2010
Third amended Preliminary Project Approval - to award contract - September 2010
Contract award for design - October 2010
Design contract completion - February 2012
Contract award for construction engineering - February 2013
Contract award for construction - June 2015
Delivery of Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels - 2017-18

Progress Report and Explanation of Variances: The Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project was initially approved in October 2005 at an indicative total estimated cost of $187 million for the procurement of two vessels. Budget 2007 allocated $92.5 million to the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project to procure a third vessel. In 2009, Treasury Board authorized a transfer of $35.5 million from the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project to the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project in light of revised funding profiles to procure these vessels. This changed the indicative total estimated cost of the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project to $244 million.

In 2014-15, after receiving revised cost estimates from the shipyard, additional authorities were sought from Treasury Board which increased the total estimated cost of the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project to $594 million.

As of the end of 2014-15, Treasury Board had granted just over $165 million to the project for the definition and construction engineering phases, including the purchase of Long-lead Items for construction. The Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project is progressing under Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and as such, project milestones and final cost are subject to negotiations with the shipyard selected for the non-combat work package.

The final vessel is expected to be delivered in 2017-18. The project is expected to be completed approximately one year after the last vessel is delivered (at the end of the warranty period).

Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel

Description: The Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project will acquire a replacement vessel for the Canadian Coast Guard's largest science vessel, the Canadian Coast Guard Ship (CCGS) Hudson. This vessel was built in 1963 and its replacement is critical to fulfilment of the Department's science mandate as well as mandates of other government departments and agencies. The vessel currently operates on the east coast of Canada.

Project Outcomes: The Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project supports the Vessel Procurement and Fleet Renewal objectives of the Canadian Coast Guard. Project Outcomes contribute to the Fleet Operational Readiness Program.

Industrial Benefits: Canadian industry will benefit from this project. Regional distribution will be determined at contract award.

Sponsoring Department: Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contracting Authority: Public Works and Government Services Canada

Participating Departments: Industry Canada; Environment Canada; Natural Resources Canada; Treasury Board Secretariat; Privy Council Office; Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Western Economic Diversification Canada; Canadian Economic Development; Finance Canada.

Prime Contractor: Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. (Seaspan) under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy subject to successful conclusion of contract negotiations

Major Subcontractors: VARD Marine Inc., Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada (Naval Architecture and System Engineering Services)

Project Phase: Definition Phase - The design contract for the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel was completed in 2011. Work is now underway to award the construction engineering contract. Upon completion of construction engineering, the project will enter the implementation phase with the start of construction of the vessel.

Major Milestones:

Preliminary Project Approval - July 2008
Request for Proposal for Design issued - April 2010
Amended Preliminary Project Approval - June 2010
Government of Canada announced that the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel would be built under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy - June 2010
Contract award for design - October 2010
Design contract completion - November 2011
Contract award for construction engineering - 2015-16
Effective Project Approval - 2016-17
Contract award for construction - 2016-17
Tentative Delivery of Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel - 2018-19

Progress Report and Explanation of Variances: The Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project was initially approved in July 2008 at an indicative total estimated cost of $108.9 million for the procurement of one vessel. In 2009, Treasury Board authorized a transfer of $35.5 million from the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels project to the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project in light of revised funding profiles to procure these vessels. As a result, the Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project currently has a revised indicative total estimated cost of $144.4 million.

As of the end of 2014-15, Treasury Board had granted $73.4 million to the project for the definition and construction engineering phases, including the purchase of Long-lead Items for construction. The Offshore Oceanographic Science Vessel project is progressing under Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and as such, project milestones, including the delivery date, and final cost are subject to negotiations with the shipyard selected for the non-combat work package.

The vessel is tentatively expected to be delivered in 2018-19. The project is expected to be completed approximately one year after the vessel is delivered (at the end of the warranty period).

Polar Icebreaker Project

Description: The new Polar Icebreaker is expected to be delivered in time for the decommissioning of the CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent. The new Polar Icebreaker will help strengthen Canada's Arctic sovereignty. The vessel will be able to operate in the Arctic in more difficult weather conditions and for a longer period of time - three seasons instead of the current two seasons.

Project Outcomes: The Polar Icebreaker project supports the Vessel Procurement and Fleet Renewal objectives of the Canadian Coast Guard and supports the Government's Northern Strategy. Project outcomes contribute to the Fleet Operational Readiness Program.

Industrial Benefits: Canadian industry will benefit from this project. Regional distribution will be determined at contract award. Canada's Policy on Industrial and Regional Benefits, as well as the Value Proposition provisions of the umbrella agreement with Vancouver Shipyards under Canada's National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy applies to the construction phase of this project.

Sponsoring Department: Canadian Coast Guard, Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Contracting Authority: Public Works and Government Services Canada

Participating Departments: Industry Canada; Treasury Board Secretariat; Privy Council Office; Aboriginal Affairs and Northern Development Canada; Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency; Western Economic Diversification Canada; Canadian Economic Development; Finance Canada; Environment Canada; National Defence.

Prime Contractor: Vancouver Shipyards Co. Ltd. (Seaspan) under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy subject to successful conclusion of contract negotiations for the construction of the vessel.

Major Subcontractors:

  • Aker Arctic (hull form design and optimization)
  • Imtech (electrical engineering design services)
  • SNC Lavalin (integrated logistics support services)
  • Indal/Curtiss Wright (ship borne helicopter integration

Project Phase: Definition Phase - The Canadian Coast Guard has completed the design phase of the Polar Icebreaker Project.

Major Milestones:

Preliminary Project Approval - June 2009
Government of Canada announced that the Polar Icebreaker would be built under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy - June 2010
Contract award for design - November 2011
Effective Project Approval - 2016-17
Contract award for construction engineering - 2016-17
Contract award for construction - 2018-19
Delivery of Polar Icebreaker - 2021-22

Progress Report and Explanation of Variances: Federal budgets 2008 and 2012 allocated funding for the procurement of Canada's first Polar Icebreaker. Total funding of $1,297.8 million has been earmarked for the execution of this project. In June 2009, Treasury Board's Preliminary Project Approval granted $36.3 million for the definition phase of the project.

  • In October 2013, the Government of Canada announced, under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, that the Polar Icebreaker would be constructed by Vancouver Shipyards, following the completion of the Royal Canadian Navy's Joint Support Ships.
  • Accordingly, project milestones were re-baselined and the project entered a period of reduced activity pending advancement of earlier projects and the availability of Vancouver Shipyards capacity to enter the implementation phase of the project.
  • The Canadian Coast Guard has committed to keeping its largest and most capable Heavy Icebreaker, CCGS Louis S. St-Laurent, in service at least until the delivery of the Polar Icebreaker.
  • The final of three detailed design stages was completed in 2014-15 by VARD Marine, including an appraisal by Lloyd's Register, a Transport Canada-certified Classification Society. Vard Marine remains engaged in ongoing design maintenance and technical risk mitigation work, albeit at a reduced pace.

It is currently anticipated that the project will start ramping up in late 2015-16 to begin the construction engineering phase. However, consideration is to be given to the overall shipyard schedule to identify potential trigger points for ramping-up. This will depend upon resource availability and progress with preceding projects.

The vessel is currently expected to be delivered in 2021-22 and warranty provisions extend 1 year beyond that, which include post-delivery sea/performance trials and final acceptance.