Victoria in Service Support

Canada’s leading submarine experts 

Since 2008, we have delivered complete lifecycle engineering support for Canada’s fleet of Victoria Class Submarines, including platform design, integration, configuration, management services, and maintenance and waterfront support.

For over 14 years, Babcock and our Team Victoria-Class partners, Seaspan Victoria Shipyards and BMT, are proud to be Canada’s long-standing partner in delivering the Victoria In-Service Support Contract, one of the largest naval in-service support contracts in Canada.

Through an integrated approach, our team has leveraged both its Canadian expertise and global experience to bring together key stakeholders and develop unparalleled Victoria Class Submarine platform knowledge. In-service support provided to the Royal Canadian Navy can include deep maintenance, short work periods, and interim docking periods.

As an undisputed leader in submarine in-service support, our team is proud to be a trusted partner of the Royal Canadian Navy as we deliver safe and highly capable submarines.

At a glance:

  • Delivering on Canada’s largest and most complex in-service support programme
  • 15-year contract
  • +14 years collaborating with the Canadian Submarine Sustainment Enterprise
  • +2,000 Canadian jobs maintained annually
  • +1,260 highly skilled engineering and technical jobs maintained annually
  • +450 Canadian suppliers from coast-to-coast
  • 4 Victoria Class submarines supported in Canada

Purpose-built Canadian teams

Our highly skilled workforce carries out significant through-life maintenance activities, developing uniquely Canadian expertise and contributing significantly to Canada’s economic development.

Through the Victoria In-Service Support Contact programme, we are helping to create a Canadian centre of excellence for servicing and maintaining submarines.

Building on over a century of supporting naval systems and surface and subsurface platforms, we combine Canadian talent and expertise with a global network of experienced professionals for:

  • Maintenance, repair, refit, and modernisation
  • Engineering, design conversion and build support
  • Equipment, vessel and fleet management
  • Supply chain management, warehousing and delivery
  • Training technology and infrastructure

A collaborative approach

The complexity and critical nature of a submarine and its systems requires a highly collaborative approach.

We work closely with our partners, customers, and stakeholders in the Royal Canadian Navy, Department of National Defence, Public Services & Procurement Canada, and the private sector. We understand and adapt to Canada’s platform and capability needs, the Class programme schedule and cost constraints while growing and strengthening Canada’s strategic industrial capability for submarine sustainment. Together, we are delivering. We are learning, improving, and growing a truly Canadian, world class submarine experience and capability.

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