Alion Canada is Alion’s wholly-owned subsidiary providing complete ship design and engineering capabilities for both Canadian and global markets. Established in 2009 and headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, Alion Canada is supported by Alion’s vast naval architecture and marine engineering resources. Our team is skilled in designing all types of ships, submarines, research vessels and ferries and we maintain a large inventory of design packages. Alion Canada delivers maritime solutions that meet all requirements, yet exceed expectations.
Reimagining Canada’s Non-combatant Vessels
Canada’s long-range plans for non-combat-oriented vessels involve building new ships to support greater initiatives. Alion Canada, as part of the team led by Seaspan Marine Corp., is helping to fulfill this mission with an $8 billion award under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The team will design and construct ships to include: the Joint Support Ship, the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel, the Offshore Oceanographic Support Vessel and the Polar Icebreaker.
Alion Canada developed the contract design package for the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessel, through a joint venture with Robert Allan, Ltd. known as RALion. Once delivered to Seaspan, the vessel will be the first in the NSPS program and will be used to conduct scientific research in Canada’s oceans.
In addition, we have extensive Canadian ship design experience with the HALIFAX Class detail design and the initial Joint Support Ship design. Alion Canada’s designers and engineers are also working with the Ministry of Transportation in Ontario to procure a replacement ferry for the Motor Vessel (M/V) Pelee Islander, providing naval architecture, marine engineering and technical oversight throughout the design and construction.
Governments and commercial customers worldwide depend on us for solutions that improve capabilities, control costs and enhance readiness.
Our naval architects and marine engineers have provided designs for Australia’s new high-tech research vessel (RV). The RV Investigator, delivered in 2014, was designed by the RALion joint venture to accommodate diverse research capabilities throughout the Great Southern Ocean. Australia’s largest research vessel, Investigator is also among the quietest research vessels in the world, allowing crews to carry out sensitive environmental studies.
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