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Newfoundland company Marine Industrial Lighting Systems wins contract with US Navy

Posted Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Press Release October 10, 2017

Newfoundland Company secures Agreement with US Navy

Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd., MILS, a 100% Newfoundland owned and operated, designer and manufacturer of innovative lighting products has reached an agreement with the US Navy's Military Sealift Command to supply innovative, explosion proof LED conversion kits to the US Navy's T-AKE class vessels.

As part of Military Sealift Command (MSC), the T-AKE's primary mission is to deliver ammunition, provisions, stores, spare parts, potable water and petroleum products to carrier battle groups and other naval forces, serving as a shuttle ship or station ship.

The contract will be to supply and install approximately 15,000 new explosion proof LED light fixture kits for 14 of the large vessels. The value of the agreement will exceed $4 million and commence in the second quarter of 2018 and run into 2021.

Sid Cox, President of Marine Industrial Lighting states," this is another significant day for our company and our Province. This program illustrates Marine Industrial Lighting System's ability to develop, test and produce world class products from its Mt. Pearl base that compete on the global market.

This announcement follows the supply of the majority of lighting for the new Coast Guard newbuilding, Offshore Fisheries Science Vessels at Seaspan in Vancouver, and the recent installation of new Naval LED lighting for the Canadian Patrol Frigates under the Build in Canada Innovation program.

Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd., was founded in 2000 and is the only 100% Canadian owned specialist of marine lighting products that has achieved Controlled Goods certification and security requirements for such products.

For more information please contact;
Sid Cox
Marine Industrial Lighting Systems Ltd.
51 Sagona Ave, Mt. Pearl, NL.
Tel 709-747-5504
www.lightsforships.com