$1.5 million invested in Canadian naval teaching and support

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$1.5 million invested in Canadian naval teaching and support

Postby JK » Thu Mar 03, 2016 4:22 am

Thursday, 03 March 2016 16:52

The University of British Columbia will receive an investment of more than US$1.5 million over the next seven years as the result of the Canadian National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).

The University has said it will use the funding to support teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of applied science.

The NSPS agreement requires spending 0.5 per cent of each NSPS contract to contribute to the development of a sustainable marine industry in Canada.

This multi-million dollar investment made by Seaspan Shipyards, as a result of the government of Canada forming a partnership with Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards to build future non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy under the NSPS in October 2011.

Construction on Seaspan’s first NSPS vessel – the first of three offshore fisheries science vessels (OFSVs) for the Canadian Coast Guard – began on June 19, 2015. Work on the second and third OFSVs will commence in 2016.

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Re: $1.5 million invested in Canadian naval teaching and support

Postby The Dieselduck » Sun Mar 06, 2016 9:11 pm

Let me guess, they will rebuild the tow tank at UBC that Harper gov destroyed a few years ago?
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