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Aqua-Guard Secures Three Year Contract with Canadian Coast Guard
Posted on March 14, 2018 by Nigel Bennett | 2596 Views
Aqua-Guard was awarded the first contract under Canada's Environmental Response Equipment Modernization initiative of the Oceans Protection Plan designed to protect Canada’s coasts and waterways
News release - March 13, 2018
From Transport Canada
Vancouver, British Columbia
Canada’s coasts support Indigenous and coastal communities, enable international trade, are home to precious ecosystems, and play a key role in strengthening the economy and growing our middle class. The Government of Canada, under the Oceans Protection Plan, is making sure our coasts are protected in both straightforward and transformational ways.
Today, during a speech at the British Columbia Chamber of Shipping’s Annual General Meeting, the Honourable Marc Garneau, Minister of Transport, announced that under the Oceans Protection Plan, the Government of Canada following an open, competitive process, Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc., from North Vancouver, British Columbia, has been awarded a $1.2M contract for new marine environment response equipment, specifically multi-cassette portable skimmer packages. The Canadian Coast Guard uses portable skimmers to recover marine pollution spills and reduce the potential impact to shorelines and other natural resources.
Aqua-Guard’s CEO Cameron Janz, "As a Canadian company that specializes specifically in oil skimming technology, we are especially proud to secure this very important contract to help protect our waters. The first stage of the contract entails the supply of twenty-three (23) oil skimming systems to four key regional bases with many additional systems to be supplied coast to coast over the course of the next three years. We are excited for this opportunity and are confident that our patented, certified RBS TRITONTM technology will be effective in the event of an oil spill."
See full Government of Canada press release below:
Aqua-Guard provides a range of state-of-the-the-art oil spill response solutions including the URO Skimmer System and the RBS TRITON™ range of oil skimmers—all built on Aqua-Guard’s patented RBS TRITON™ technology to deliver some of the highest efficiency and recovery rates in the industry.