CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent


Davie Shipyard in support of Canadian Coast Guard




CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent

Project Overview

Our Client was awarded the Vessel Life Extension contract for the CCGS Louis S. St. Laurent and approached AMS for support. With flexible resources located in the region, AMS was tasked with supporting the Davie Shipyard estimation effort through on-board survey and collaboration with the vessel Chief Engineer and Senior National Asset Manager.


After reviewing Refit specs, AMS reviewed all accessible vessel spec items on the ship through physical surveys (photos, videos, 3D scans, and measurements) and collected additional information from the ship’s Chief and vessel Manager. We also completed small studies to determine effective machinery removals and machinery replacements to determine where chosen new equipment could be integrated into the ship with minimal effects to the existing vessel and identify cases where modification would be required.

We converted the original hand-drawn vessel drawings to AutoCAD, hosting video reviews of equipment (such as review of pipework to determine risks in removal), and maintained regular communications between Davie Shipyard and Canadian Coast Guard. We acted in a liaison role to gather additional information from the Canadian Coast Guard for Davie estimators when required and, finally, hosted a SharePoint site for all parties to allow for a seamless flow of information for all and a central point of information collection.

We were proud to provide adaptive solutions to our client by identifying work scopes that could be completed when the vessel is alongside versus drydock, reducing costs and the time the vessel is out of the water. We were also able to respond quickly and visit the vessel when estimators could not visit due to Covid-19 related travel restrictions. Furthermore, we employed additional technology to assist in survey including 3D scanning and 360 photos to ‘bring the vessel to life’ for our remote client.

The shipyard shall be better prepared for upcoming work scopes, providing an opportunity to complete the work sooner, reduce the amount of time the vessel is in drydock and return the vessel to service as soon as possible.