Carmanah Awarded Coast Guard Deals Worth up to $1.2 Million

Carmanah Technologies Corporation, Victoria, BC, has received four one-year standing offers from the Canadian Coast Guard (CCG). The contracts, estimated to be worth up to $1.2 million, are to supply solar-powered LED marine lanterns to provide aids-to-navigation (AtoN) lighting on Canadian waterways.

The CCG issued a request for a standing offer earlier this year for solar powered LED AtoN for 1.5, two, three and four nautical mile lanterns for use on navigational buoys and other fixed and floating navigational aids.

Carmanah, which specializes in short-range solar LED AtoN, attributes its success in securing the contracts to its partnership with Finland-based Sabik Oy in March. Sabik Oy specializes in optical engineering and telematic solutions. “The new Carmanah/Sabik partnership further strengthens our position in this highly technical market and expands our ability to provide the performance, reliability and functionality that customers such as CCG are looking for,” says Ted Lattimore, Carmanah's CEO.

The CCG will purchase Carmanah/Sabik's M650 solar LED marine lantern for 1.5 and two nautical mile applications; the M704-5 for three nautical miles; and the M708 for four nautical miles.

The contract is valid until May 2011, at which time the CCG can decide to extend the deal for an additional year.