$C11-Million Naval Order To Burrard Yarrows Corp

Burrard Yarrows Corporation of Vancouver, Canada's largest ship repairer, has won an 11- million Canadian-dollar contract to carry out a modernization refit on the frigate HMCS Mackenzie.

This is the first time a major refit of a Canadian warship has been entrusted to a private dockyard on Canada's west coast.

The HMCS Mackenzie was lead ship in a class of four frigates variously commissioned in 1961 and 1962. The then Burrard Dry Dock Company Limited, now an integral part of Burrard Yarrows Corporation, built the HMCS Yukon, a sister ship to the HMCS Mackenzie.

Jean-Jacques Blais, Federal Minister of Supply and Services for the Government of Canada, who signed the contract, indicated that there is a good possibility that four additional contracts for similar work and of similar value will be placed with civilian yards on the west coast over the next five years.

The Mackenzie refit, which is being undertaken by Burrard Yarrows Victoria division, is scheduled for completion early in December 1981.

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