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MV Asterix returns to Davie for scheduled maintenance, The Canadian Business Journal

Levi’s, Quebec, November 15, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Davie Shipbuilding (Davie) announced today that its Resolve-Class Combat Support vessel, Asterix, entered Davie’s Champlain drydock for scheduled maintenance. Announced.

Asterix completed in about 18 months using an approach that takes no financial or technical risk to Canadian taxpayers. Asterix is ​​the largest naval vessel delivered from a Canadian shipyard. Construction was completed on schedule, within budget and at an internationally competitive cost. Since her launch, her ship has been offered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN) as part of a Sea Support Services contract. In August, the Canadian government announced her first two-year contract extension. The Canadian government can then choose to continue service for the next few years or buy the vessel.

Asterix will spend about a month at a specialized Naval Maintenance Center in Davie before returning to service. Through key infrastructure, systems and experience, Davie is uniquely positioned to manage the enormous complexity of naval refurbishment and related lifelong services.

About Asterix

Asterix is ​​a state-of-the-art combat-ready ship owned by Federal Fleet Services Inc. and is equipped with advanced military systems, including integrated tactical and navigation systems and an integrated platform management system. The ship’s extensive aviation facilities, NATO-compliant at-sea replenishment system, and pioneering rapid intermodal cargo access and handling system provide an essential lifeline for the Royal Canadian Navy and other navies.

In 2019, Canadian mothership Asterix set a new record after deploying for 502 days to conduct a wide range of international real-world operations, military exercises and diplomatic visits across the Atlantic, Korean Peninsula, West Africa and South China. I was. Sea, Indian Ocean, Arabian Sea, Persian Gulf.

About Davie Shipbuilding

Based in Levi, Quebec, Davie is one of Canada’s leading shipbuilders and a global leader in delivering mission-critical specialty vessels to government and commercial customers. Founded in 1825, She Davie is Canada’s oldest, largest and most capable shipyard. Our world-class workforce builds and maintains complex vessels that enable our customers to protect national and economic security or meet serious business needs.Click here for details davie.ca.

For more information:

Denise Boucher
Vice President of Public Relations and Strategic Relations

A photo accompanying this announcement is available at https://www.globenewswire.com/NewsRoom/AttachmentNg/38e41e0b-8052-4251-a226-665422409370.

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MV Asterix returns to Davie for scheduled maintenance, The Canadian Business Journal

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