Mid Shore Patrol Vessel (MSPV) Procurement
On September 2, 2009 the Honourable Gail Shea announced a $194 million contract for nine new mid-shore patrol vessels to be constructed at Halifax Shipyard. Preliminary work has begun. The first vessel should be ready for service in 2011. All nine vessels will be delivered by 2013.
Halifax Shipyard estimates up to 155 people will be employed by the project over the next four years. For the greater Halifax community this means an added $35 million in payroll. As well, the company estimated that approximately 50 local Nova Scotian suppliers will benefit from about $32 million in purchases of local goods and services. This is in addition to 130 estimated suppliers from the rest of Canada.