It was announced Friday afternoon that Babcock Canada Inc. delivered HMCS Chicoutimi back to the Royal Canadian Navy. The official turnover actually took place back on December 3, 2014. This marks the successful completion of the submarines Extended Docking Work Period (EDWP) and the first of Canada's Victoria-Class submarines to undergo deep maintenance managed by Babcock.
Babcock Canada Inc. was awarded the $1.5 Billion contract in 2008, and it is intended to run for a period of 15 years. Babcock recently began an Extended Limited Maintenance period (ELMP) on HMCS Corner Brook. The Corner Brook will undergo its EDWP once the ELMP is complete.
|A 2006 File Photo from the Ottawa Citizen - HMCS Chicoutimi sits a lift after being removed from Halifax harbour.|