DSS Marine Awarded Contract to Provide Equipment to Canadian Coast Guard
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia based DSS Marine Co., has been awarded a $3,792,876 contract to provide 11 boom high-speed sweep systems to the Canadian Coast Guard. As part of the contract, an option to purchase 60 additional units is included. The 11 systems are expected to be delivered within six months across Canada.
"Our Government is committed to protecting our environment and ensuring our coastal communities remain safe and clean from unwanted hazards,” said The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility. “This contract award is yet another example of our commitment to helping the Canadian Coast Guard fulfill its important role in ensuring marine safety with modern equipment."
The Canadian Coast Guard uses boom high-speed sweep systems to gather oil slicks into a concentrated area, where skimmers and pumps can work more efficiently to remove it from the water. These systems help to improve response times in the event of an oil spill.
"Through the Oceans Protection Plan, we are upgrading the Canadian Coast Guard's environmental response equipment across the country so that the dedicated women and men of the Coast Guard are best prepared to respond to a potential incident,” said The Honourable Jonathan Wilkinson, Minister of Fisheries, Oceans and the Canadian Coast Guard. “Investments like these will make Canada's oceans safer, cleaner and healthier today and for generations to come.