Project Resolve is the conversion of the container vessel M.V. Asterix to an Auxiliary Oiler Replenishment (AOR) ship to support the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) interim supply ship capability requirements.

Lloyd’s Register’s naval technology expertise and complex conversion experience will provide key support to Project Resolve. Lloyd’s Register (LR) will support the conversion process from the development of a safety certification regime with the Flag Administration and approval of design plans through to on-site supervision at Davie and commissioning of the new AOR ship.

As the leading provider of classification services to navies, as well as to commercial shipping, and with a 160-year history in Canada, LR possesses the necessary capability to support the project. This naval capability, married to deep technical experience in structural, machinery and service requirement integration, provides the technical assurance that Project Resolve requires.

LR’s Technical Support Office in Burlington, Ontario will be responsible for design approval and an onsite team at the shipyard in Levis, Quebec will provide class supervision and support through the conversion process.

Bud Streeter, President, Lloyd’s Register Canada Limited, commented: “This is a challenging, exciting and important engineering project. We are ready and able to provide the support that Davie and partners need to help ensure that the end result is a safe, reliable AOR ship that is fit for purpose.”

Alan Bowen, CEO of Davie added: “We are very pleased to extend our long-standing relationship with Lloyd's Register with the award of this contract. Lloyd's Register, globally, is the preferred classification society for naval vessels and their blend of experience in commercial and naval ships as well as with ship conversions is invaluable for this innovative and dynamic program.”

Chantier Davie Canada Inc. is one of Canada’s largest shipbuilders and fabricators. Davie provides a broad range of products and services to industries from offshore oil and gas to defence. Certified to ISO 9001:2008, Davie leverages its high-capacity fabrication facilities with its advanced project management and engineering capability to manage end-to-end construction projects and provide best practice through-life solutions to its corporate and governmental clients.

Davie was voted North American Shipyard of the Year (2015) by Lloyd’s List.

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