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    Halifax Shipyard to build supply vessel for Deep Panuke contract

    Yard News // March 13, 2009

    Canada's Atlantic Towing, the successful bidder for EnCana Corporation's offshore supply vessel services contract for the Deep Panuke Project, has reportedly awarded the shipbuilding contract for the vessel to Halifax Shipyard in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

    Atlantic Towing and Halifax Shipyard are both members of the J D Irving group.

    Marine Log said building and commissioning of the new vessel will employ over 200 shipyard workers and provide 426,000 person hours of employment. It will raise total employment levels at the shipyard to over 600 at peak.

    The new vessel for Atlantic Towing will operate on a long term contract with EnCana. 

    "This will be the fifth offshore supply vessel built at the Halifax Shipyard " said Jim Irving, President of  J D Irving Limited. "We are very pleased to be supporting EnCana's efforts to grow Nova Scotia's offshore oil and gas industry with state-of-the-art vessels built by skilled Nova Scotians."

    Delivery of the vessel is scheduled for the fourth quarter of 2010.


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