Alion’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Alion Canada, headquartered in Ottawa, Ontario, was established in early 2009 for the purpose of developing a complete ship design capability in Canada. Alion Canada is supported by Alion’s global naval architecture and marine engineering resources, approximately 1200 professionals dedicated to providing engineering and management services to the maritime markets, including all phases of combat vessel and research vessel design, engineering and acquisition.
Experience, Resources, Worldwide Presence
With the resources of a global organization, Alion is one of the largest naval architecture and marine engineering companies in the United States and maintains an excellent reputation for exceeding customer requirements.
With over 50 years of maritime innovation and experience, Alion currently supports the acquisition and introduction of every current U.S. surface class as well as submarine classes, and delivers services to the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, NOAA, NSF, UNOLS Canada, other foreign governments and commercial clients. We have extensive Canadian ship design experience on the HALIFAX Class detail design and the Joint Support Ship Project definition design.
Alion is part of the team selected to construct $8 billion worth of non-combat-oriented vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS). The team, led by Seaspan Marine Corp., will design and construct ships that address Canada's long-range plans for non-combatant vessels, including the Joint Support Ship, the Polar Icebreaker, the Offshore Oceanographic Support Vessel and the Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels. Alion Canada will provide ship design and engineering. For details on NSPS and the Seaspan/Alion team, visit http://seaspanfornsps.com/.
Additionally, teamed with its joint venture partner, Robert Allan, Ltd., Alion Canada and Alion (U.S.) are designing a new class of Canadian Coast Guard Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels. Three of these ships are planned to be constructed in the next few years. They will conduct scientific research in all of Canada’s three oceans.
The joint venture is also designing a new research vessel for the Australian government. The Future Research Vessel will launch in mid-2013 and allow Australian universities and research organizations to perform marine research that will support sustainable ocean management practices.
The Trusted Choice
Governments and commercial customers worldwide depend on us for solutions that improve capabilities, control costs and enhance readiness. Alion Canada delivers maritime solutions that meet all requirements, yet exceed expectations.
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