Irving Shipbuilding to Celebrate AOPS Milestone
On July 14 and 15, Irving Shipbuilding will move the centre and stern mega-blocks of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, Canada’s first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship, from the Halifax Shipyard’s indoor shipbuilding facility outside to land level. The mega-blocks will move to land level on heavy lift transporters. At land level the two mega-blocks will be joined together for further outfitting. These two mega-blocks combined will form more than 70% of the ships length.
To celebrate this milestone, Irving Shipbuilding is opening the doors to Halifax Shipyard, the most modern shipbuilding facility in North America, for an open house on July 15 from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm.
More than 4,000 employees, Canadian Armed Forces members, and Nova Scotians have RSVP’d their attendance at www.ShipsforCanada.ca/OpenHouse to get an up-close look at our progress building Canada’s future naval fleet.
The bow mega-block is currently under construction and will be moved to land level to be joined with the centre mega-block in fall 2017. The future HMCS Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be launched in 2018.