Drilling ships contract will create 50 jobs.
MONTAGUE, PEI — Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) has been awarded an $80M contract with GE’s Global Offshore and Marine division to provide switchboards, variable frequency drives, and other electrical components for drilling ships, creating 50 jobs.
The work is unrelated to the construction of Canada’s new naval fleet, but the company says it is a direct result of the federal government’s National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.
“This is a great example of how small Canadian businesses can scale their expertise and export to foreign markets by leveraging relationships with larger companies like GE, who have established global supply chains,” said Elyse Allan, CEO of GE Canada.
Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA) is a Canadian engineering firm that develops advanced power systems in a number of industries, particularly marine and offshore oil and gas. Based in Montague, PEI, the company has 125 employees.