DARTMOUTH, N.S.—The federal government announced Aug. 7 that Dartmouth, N.S.-based DSS Marine Co.—an environmental response equipment provider—has been awarded a $3,792,876 contract.
The firm will provide 11 boom high-speed sweep systems to the Canadian Coast Guard, which will help to improve response times in the event of an oil spill.
The coast guard uses boom high-speed sweep systems to gather oil slicks into a concentrated area, where skimmers and pumps can work more efficiently to remove it from the water.
“Our government is committed to protecting our environment and ensuring our coastal communities remain safe and clean from unwanted hazards. This contract award is yet another example of our commitment to helping the Canadian Coast Guard fulfill its important role in ensuring marine safety with modern equipment,” said Carla Qualtrough, minister of Public Services and Procurement and Accessibility.
The 11 systems will be delivered within six months across Canada, and the contract includes an option to purchase 60 additional units.