Construction Launched on Third AOPS Built by Irving
The Government of Canada is proud to announce the start of construction on the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays, in Nova Scotia. Our government is committed to rebuilding the marine industry, supporting Canadian technological innovation, and bringing good middle class jobs to communities across Canada through the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
Today's announcement represents an important milestone for Irving Shipbuilding, the Government of Canada, and the National Shipbuilding Strategy, which will deliver both large and small ships, as well as ship repair, refit and maintenance.
"Today's announcement speaks to the value of collaboration with the Royal Canadian Navy, and other partners at the federal, provincial, municipal and community level. Working together, we are turning the goals of the Strategy into reality while ensuring the women and men of the Canadian Armed Forces get the equipment they need to do their jobs." - The Honourable Carla Qualtrough, Minister of Public Services and Procurement