18 Mar 2021
Babcock announces extension to Victoria Class In-Service Support Contract
Babcock Canada is pleased to announce that the Government of Canada has opted to exercise two one-year contract extension options to the existing Victoria In-Service Support Contract (VISSC). Originally awarded in 2008, exercising the options will see VISSC extended to June 2023.
VISSC is one of the largest naval in-service support contracts in Canada and includes project management, technology integration, logistics, configuration and safety records management, engineering support, capability upgrades, refits and deep maintenance periods to support Canada’s fleet of four Victoria-Class submarines (VCS).
For over 12 years, Babcock Canada has collaborated with the Fleet Maintenance Facility (FMF) Cape Scott, the FMF Cape Breton, the Department of National Defence (DND), and Public Services and Procurement Canada (PSPC) to maintain, refit, and upgrade Canada’s VCS.
Mike Whalley, Babcock Canada’s President, said: “Through the hard work and dedication of our team, sharing knowledge and innovative solutions, we have helped Canada grow and strengthen its strategic submarine sustainment capabilities. This further extension to the contract underlines Canada’s confidence in our partnership with the Victoria Class Submarine Sustainment Enterprise.” Babcock continues to invest in Canada’s strategic submarine capability, and through VISSC has helped generate over 2 billion dollars in GDP impact. Since 2008, Babcock has helped create and maintain over 2,000 jobs, both directly and through the establishment of a supply chain of over 450 Canadian businesses across the country.”