January 16, 2015 / 3:23 PM / in 3 years

Canada picks Irving to build Arctic patrol ships for C$2.3 bln

OTTAWA, Jan 16 (Reuters) - The Canadian government has picked Irving Shipbuilding Inc, a Nova Scotia-based private company, to build Arctic patrol ships for C$2.3 billion ($1.9 billion), government officials said on Friday.

The government is confident the contract will deliver six ships, with construction starting this summer, the officials told reporters. ($1=$1.20 Canadian) (Reporting by Mike De Souza; Writing by Randall Palmer)

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