Ready to Deliver Canada's
Next Polar Icebreaker

Genoa is proud to support Seaspan’s quest to deliver Canada’s next polar icebreaker
and to help extend the benefits of that program across the country.

POLAR URGENCY

THE NEED IS NOW

Canada urgently needs the new heavy polar icebreaker. 
  • The current CCGS Louis S. St-Laurentthe only ship in the Canadian fleet capable of year-round operations in the Arctic, is now in its sixth decade of service and rapidly approaching end of life. 
The polar icebreaker will support: 
  • National security 
  • Environmental response operations 
  • National sovereignty 
  • Search and rescue 
  • Northern communities 
  • Year-round marine trade 

POLAR POTENTIAL

PLAYING TO OUR STRENGTHS

Newfoundland and Labrador is uniquely positioned to contribute to and benefit from the polar icebreaker program.

Newfoundland and Labrador offers:
  • Canada’s largest ocean economy; experienced harsh-environment supply chain; gateway to the Arctic

  • Arctic excellence as global leader in cold-ocean and marine operations; an internationally renowned Arctic innovation hub, 40 research facilities

  • A home to the Canadian Coast Guard Atlantic Regional Headquarters, a base of operations servicing Canada’s Arctic; home port for Canada’s existing heavy Icebreaker, the CCGS Louis St-Laurent

THE NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING
STRATEGY (NSS)

AN ECONOMIC ENGINE

With the goal of eliminating the cycles of boom or bust, the NSS is rebuilding an industry and creating sustainable, long-term benefits for Canadians and the Canadian marine industry.

Since working under the NSS, Genoa has:
  • Grown its capability and capacity exponentially
  • Matured rapidly
  • Stimulated significant economic activity in Canada and NL
  • Created more than 200 jobs
  • Developed a ready and capable workforce
  • Advanced innovation

If built in Canada, the Polar Icebreaker program can continue to make significant contributions to our economies.

$0 MILLION
Genoa's direct contributions to the economy since joining the NSS in 2012

THIS YEAR, GENOA IS ON TRACK TO DELIVER:

$0 MILLION
in contributions to the NL GDP
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sustained, full-time jobs
$0 MILLION
to provincial and municipal revenues

SO, LET'S GET STARTED

Genoa is proud to support Seaspan’s quest to deliver Canada’s next polar icebreaker and to help extend the benefits of that program across the country. 

The Genoa team is ready to deliver Canada’s next polar icebreaker.   

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