The University of Victoria has signed a $39-million Cdn contract with Alcatel to design, manufacture and install the infrastructure for NEPTUNE Canada's cabled ocean observatory off Vancouver Island. The largest single contract awarded in UVic's history involves sub-contracts with Nautronix MariPro in California and Satlantic in Halifax .
"This contract represents a major step forward in realizing the start of this long-anticipated and revolutionary project," says UVic President Dr. David Turpin. "UVic is proud to partner with Alcatel. Their participation on NEPTUNE Canada brings us another step closer to activating the world's largest, cable-linked underwater observatory and building on UVic's recognized leadership in oceans research."
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