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Nanisivik Naval Facility
« on: August 17, 2019, 19:09:33 »
HMCS Ville de Quebec recently visited the new Nanisivik Naval Facility to test the span wire fueling system at the facility by conducting a "dry fit" hookup. The facility reached operational capability this year with full operational capability next year.The facility has the fuel capacity of two 3.75-million-litre fuel tanks that will service the new Harry DeWolf Class Arctic Offshore Patrol vessels as well as Halifax, Kingston, and Victoria Class including the future CSC. Currently ships have to get their fuel and rations from NUUK and Thule Greenland and from CCG vessels.
The facility is under the administration of CFB Halifax and tenders will be called soon for a contractor to run the facility. At the beginning of the season a tanker will fill the tank farm and all fuel will be expended by the end of the season and the facility will be unmanned during the winter. The facility is connected by a 40km road to the town of Arctic Bay which is serviced by an airport that personnel, rations and supplies can be flown in. The facility has a disused airstrip that has the potential to be expanded in the future.

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Re: Nanisivik Naval Facility
« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2019, 02:04:45 »
You find it interesting how long some things last up there, i found paint rollers hanging on a navaids were still good after 2 years. Things don't rust quickly.

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Re: Nanisivik Naval Facility
« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2019, 10:15:15 »
You find it interesting how long some things last up there, i found paint rollers hanging on a navaids were still good after 2 years. Things don't rust quickly.

Yes I have deployed to the Arctic nine times now and seen lots of that. When we visited Beechy Island there was quite a bit of debris there was several hundred years or older, it was weathered but certainly not rotted. One of the cairns left there by HMCS Labrador was there from 1956.



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Re: Nanisivik Naval Facility
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2019, 12:02:10 »
Those are excellent photos.  Thanks for sharing.

In the first photo of VdQ, there is a line (?) hanging off the transom.  What is that? 

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Re: Nanisivik Naval Facility
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2019, 12:33:45 »
HMCS Ville de Quebec recently visited the new Nanisivik Naval Facility to test the span wire fueling system at the facility by conducting a "dry fit" hookup. The facility reached operational capability this year with full operational capability next year.The facility has the fuel capacity of two 3.75-million-litre fuel tanks that will service the new Harry DeWolf Class Arctic Offshore Patrol vessels as well as Halifax, Kingston, and Victoria Class including the future CSC. Currently ships have to get their fuel and rations from NUUK and Thule Greenland and from CCG vessels.
The facility is under the administration of CFB Halifax and tenders will be called soon for a contractor to run the facility. At the beginning of the season a tanker will fill the tank farm and all fuel will be expended by the end of the season and the facility will be unmanned during the winter. The facility is connected by a 40km road to the town of Arctic Bay which is serviced by an airport that personnel, rations and supplies can be flown in. The facility has a disused airstrip that has the potential to be expanded in the future.

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Awesome photos Chief!  Love seeing some Naval Power Projection in the North.

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Re: Nanisivik Naval Facility
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2019, 13:34:15 »
So now, RAS stands for both Replenishment at Sea and Replenishment at Shore.  ;D

In any event, an interesting use of a RAS mast.