ShipsStartHere.ca: Nova Scotia’s response to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

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In June 2010, the Government of Canada initiated the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy: a formal process to select two Canadian shipyards for construction of large vessels. ShipsStartHere.ca -- and this presentation -- is about Nova Scotia’s response to the NSPS opportunity.

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  • The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy is the biggest economic opportunity Nova Scotia has seen in 100 years. The size and scope of this project and its potential to drive positive economic growth in the province is unprecedented. Nova Scotians have begun to stand with the men and women of Halifax Shipyard in their bid for a better future for all of us.
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ShipsStartHere.ca: Nova Scotia’s response to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy

  1. 1. The National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy<br />May 2011<br />1<br />
  2. 2. This is the biggest opportunity for Nova Scotia since the navy was established 100 years ago.<br />
  3. 3. What is it?<br />In 2010, the federal government initiated the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) - a formal process to select two Canadian shipyards for construction of large vessels.<br />In addition to Nova Scotia’s Irving Shipbuilding, three others are competing. The responses are due July 7, and a decision is expected in fall 2011.<br />
  4. 4. What does this mean?<br />4<br />
  5. 5. The impact<br />The project will be the largest peace-time shipbuilding program in Canadian history.<br />
  6. 6. The opportunity<br />Nova Scotia is ideally suited to meetthe federal government’s needs. If successful, this contract would create and sustain several thousand jobs, and make life better for families across the Maritimes.<br />
  7. 7. Pursuing the opportunities<br />
  8. 8. Shipbuilding is What We Do<br />Shipbuilding is in our blood, and has been for over a century. In September, 1889, The New York Times called the newly constructed Halifax Graving Dock “the largest on this side of the Atlantic.”<br />
  9. 9. 120 Years of Quality Shipbuilding<br />From the Age of Sail, to the most sophisticated combatant vessels of today, Nova Scotia has always been a centre of shipbuilding excellence.<br />
  10. 10. Shipbuilding Expertise is in Our DNA<br />We built the very first all-Canadian destroyers and 12 coastal defence vessels for the Navy.<br />
  11. 11. Who Benefits?<br />
  12. 12. Industry<br />In Nova Scotia: $7 billion in direct payroll (not including indirect & induced); $2.7 billion in tax revenue; $6.7 billion in consumer spending; and up to 4000 high value, well paying jobs.<br />
  13. 13. SocialFabric <br />A thriving economy. Adiverse and educated workforce. An entrepreneurial spirit. The ideal lifestyle for raising a family. Affordable living - set against a backdrop of the natural environment and the great outdoors.<br />
  14. 14. Centre of Excellence<br />Since 2006 alone, our shipyard has invested over $90 million in people, infrastructure and technology, to consistently deliver the best value and provide world-class ships.<br />
  15. 15. Infrastructure<br />With over $90 million invested in infrastructure since 2006, there is no better location in Canada than Halifax Shipyard to build, refit and repair ships. <br />
  16. 16. Supply Chain<br />Irving Shipbulding works with 630 Nova Scotia companies and hundreds more nation-wide. Shipbuilding in Nova Scotia has great economic impact across Canada.<br />
  17. 17. People<br />The percentage of Halifax Shipyard employees receiving trades skills upgrading, process improvement training, safety education and training programs, computer skills education, and more, has been consistently growing, with over 90% of the workforce receiving training in 2010.<br />
  18. 18. Young Apprentices/Opportunities<br />There are over 250 apprentices working in the trades at Halifax Shipyard preparing for high-value jobs. Halifax Shipyard is currently offering diverse co-op and apprenticeship opportunities in engineering, planning, scheduling and accounting.<br />
  19. 19. Families<br />Nova Scotia: Built to Build. We’re ideally suited to meet the federal government’s needs. If successful, this contract would create and sustain more than 4,000 jobs, and make life better for families across the Maritimes.<br />
  20. 20. The Next 30 Years<br />In 2009, 120 years of quality shipbuilding was celebrated at Halifax Shipyard and Irving Shipbuilding experienced unprecedented growth and success. <br />
  21. 21. What can you do?<br /><ul><li>Go to www.ShipsStartHere.ca and learn more about the NSPS submission
  22. 22. Hold a lunch & learn in your office
  23. 23. Write a newsletter article, blog post, tweet (hashtag #ShipsStartHere) about the economic benefits of winning the NSPS bid
  24. 24. Provide a testimonial about what the Next 30 years means to you ShipsStartHere.ca/next30
  25. 25. Tell two friends who’ll tell two friends—help spread the word about the positive benefits of the NSPS bid
  26. 26. Place stickers or decals in your business front window showing your support (coming soon)
  27. 27. Place a digital badge on your homepage showing your support (ShipsStartHere.ca/about/show-your-support/)</li></li></ul><li>Visit: <br />ShipsStartHere.ca<br />22<br />

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