ISI Anounced today that enginering for 300 million in yard upgrades would be done by Hatch Mott MacDonald Engineering. HMM designed Saint John Shipyard’s buildings and infrastructure; they have also managed and designed marine projects at the Fairview Cove Container Terminal, Department of National Defence Halifax, and Eastern Passage Autoport.
Hatch Mott MacDonald has 40 employees – primarily engineers and specialists – in Nova Scotia today. With this contract, the company expects to grow to about 65 engineers and specialists to complete the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy yard modernization plans at Halifax Shipyard.
The program presents significant challenges to ISI and the consulting team. In order to meet delivery, schedule, and financial obligations, ISI must prepare their facility to achieve the goal of beginning production of the first set of vessels in late 2013, and provide a quality product in the most efficient manner possible. This will require extensive facility modernization including new buildings, building renovations, new marine infrastructure, a new ship erection platform, and extensive site works.