Canadian Coast Guard Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel (OFSV)

Client: Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards

Scope of Work: Window and glazing solutions to meet customer specifications and Lloyd’s Type Approval standards.

The Case: As part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards was selected to form a long-term partnership, on Canada’s West Coast, for the building of Canada’s non-combat vessels.

The three new OFSV vessels will replace four Canadian Coast Guard vessels. Their intended use will be the support of critical scientific research and ecosystem-based management surrounding the Canadian Coast. 

Beclawat began working with Seaspan on the OFSV project in October of 2014 to begin the development of a solution to meet the vessels’ state-of-the-art design requirements. With a global reputation for robust, high-quality marine closure systems, Beclawat was selected to supply Seaspan with fully-engineered window designs and glazing technology to meet the technical requirements and aggressive production schedule. Beclawat 70860 aluminum weathertight window series was proposed, and a newly-designed model was qualified to meet both customer and Lloyd’s Type Approval standards. Our project management approach ensured that the project was delivered on-budget and on-schedule. Beclawat successfully delivered the first ship-set in 2015, with shipsets for the second and third vessels being delivered at the end of 2016.

Watch the Launch of OFSV #1 "The Sir John Franklin" here:

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