Babcock recently announced that it has been selected by the Government of Canada as a pre-qualified bidder for the Victoria-class In-Service Support Contract II (VISSC II).
“We’re honoured that Canada has chosen to work with Babcock to further enhance and develop the holistic submarine sustainment enterprise and wholeheartedly welcome the opportunity to demonstrate to Canada our commitment to the Victoria Class submarines and Canada’s sustainment needs,” said Mike Whalley, President, Babcock Canada.
Babcock is the prime contractor of the current VISSC I program and has been delivering a complex mix of services such as Program Management, Design & Engineering, Materiel Management, and Production Support to Canada’s submarines since 2008. Following the selection for the sustainment of the Victoria Class Submarines, the company has worked with the Royal Canadian Navy, the Federal Government and the private sector to grow and strengthen Canada’s strategic industrial capability for submarine sustainment.
Through the VISSC I program, Babcock has contributed over $1.8 billion to Canada’s economy and has created a supply chain network of over 330 suppliers across Canada. The company’s Canadian submarine expertise is mostly local but sometimes leverages it’s global submarine sustainment knowledge when required.
“We look forward to working with Canada, with our partners and suppliers, and with our long-standing principal partner Seaspan Victoria Shipyards toward a successful process for VISSC II,” said Whalley.