Ocean Pacific Marine Store and Boatyard has been awarded a contract to build two Submarine Fenders for the Department of National Defence (DND).
In 2012, Ocean Pacific built a similar submarine fendering vessel for DND.
The contract is to build two vessels which will be towed to the Esquimalt Naval Base. The design of the fender vessel is unique. Four deep fender panels or keels extend deep into the water to provide a surface against which the Victoria Class Submarines will rest.
Several local Campbell River suppliers and contractors will be contributing to the project.
Ocean Pacific has a previous history working with DND on contract projects.
Located in Campbell River, Ocean Pacific Marine is the largest boatyard on North Vancouver Island, employing a total of 30 employees in the Marine Store and the Boatyard and has been operating since 1985.