HMCS Harry DeWolf Christened at Halifax Shipyard

October 5, 2018 – Today, the RCN celebrated the official naming of the Harry DeWolf, the first ship built under the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project, during a ceremony at Irving Shipbuilding’s Halifax Shipyard. The Harry DeWolf-class will bolster the RCN’s presence in the Arctic and its ability to operate globally with a renewed focus on surveillance and patrol of our maritime borders. HMCS Harry DeWolf was named by the Prime Minister’s wife, during a ceremony attended by various Liberal Party politicians trying to cash in on a…

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Halifax Shipyard launches Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel

September 15, 2018 – Canada’s lead Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf, was launched today, Sept. 15, 2018, marking a significant milestone for the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS) and the revitalization of the Royal Canadian Navy’s combatant fleet. At 103 metres and 6,615 tonne, the future HMCS Harry DeWolf is the largest Royal Canadian Navy ship built in Canada in 50 years. The ship was transitioned from our land level facility to a submersible barge yesterday, Sept. 14, 2018, and launched in the Bedford Basin today.…

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Irving Shipbuilding Chair Takes Part in Operation Nanook ‘18

August 23, 2018 – The Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Canadian Arctic Marine Security at St FX University, Dr. Adam Lajeunesse, recently returned from Canada’s Arctic where he took part in the Royal Canadian Navy’s Operation NANOOK. Operations NANOOK is an annual Canadian Armed Forces exercise which allows the military to rehearse ‘whole-of-government’ responses to potential safety and security threats in the North. From oil-spills and ship groundings to terrorism and crime, these threats are growing as activity in the Canadian Arctic increases. Joining several members of parliament and the crew…

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Halifax Shipyard seeks confirmation from the Federal Government regarding the National Shipbuilding Strategy

On Friday, August 10th, Steven MacKinnon, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Public Service and Procurement Canada and Member of Parliament (Gatineau, Quebec) stated that Davie Shipyard in Levis, Quebec will have opportunities to bid and win work under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Mr. MacKinnon also described Davie as a solid partner in the NSS, effectively equating Davie to Irving Shipbuilding and Vancouver Shipyards which were both selected in a national competition in 2011 for the exclusive right to build Canada’s future Coast Guard ships and future Navy combatants…

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HMCS Montreal arrives at Halifax Shipyard for docking work period

August 14, 2018 – The Royal Canadian Navy’s Halifax-class frigate, Her Majesty’s Canadian Ship (HMCS) Montreal, arrived at Halifax Shipyard yesterday for a 53-week docking work period (DWP) that includes routine maintenance and upgrades to ensure the ships longevity. More than 400 Halifax Shipyard employees will work on HMCS Montreal DWP, including apprentice and journeyperson crane operators, electricians, engine fitters, ironworkers, joiners/stagers, labourers, material handlers, pipefitters, riggers, and welders, who are members of Unifor Local 1. HMCS Montreal is the third consecutive Halifax-class frigate from the Navy’s east coast fleet…

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New Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair at Dalhousie creates foundation for leadership in marine engineering

A new Irving Shipbuilding research chair at Dalhousie University will help further enhance Canada’s reputation as a global leader in marine research. Mae Seto, an associate professor in Dalhousie’s Faculty of Engineering, has been appointed the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Marine and Engineering Autonomous Systems. This research chair will create a foundation for sustainable Canadian talent and leadership in marine engineering and provide leadership in ocean engineering at Dal. “I am honoured to occupy the Irving Shipbuilding Research Chair in Marine Engineering and Autonomous Systems,” says Dr. Seto. “My collaboration…

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ABCO Industries to build AOPS landing craft

Irving Shipbuilding Inc., Canada’s National Shipbuilder, has awarded an $8.9 million contract to ABCO Industries Limited (ABCO) for the design and construction of 12 metre landing craft for the Royal Canadian Navy’s Harry DeWolf-class Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). Halifax Shipyard is constructing up to six AOPS as part of the Government of Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). Each AOPS will have one custom designed 12m landing craft onboard. The landing craft will be used by Royal Canadian Navy to deploy vehicles, such as all-terrain vehicles, snowmobiles or trucks,…

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Irving Shipbuilding and L3 MAPPS celebrate Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship milestone

At an event in Montreal PQ on May 18th, Irving Shipbuilding announced that L3 MAPPS has successfully completed the First Article Acceptance Testing of the Integrated Platform Management System (IPMS) for the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new class of Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Irving Shipbuilding contracted L3 MAPPS to provide the IPMS for each AOPS it is constructing as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). The L3 MAPPS IPMS provides comprehensive monitoring and control of the ship’s propulsion, electrical, ancillary, auxiliary and…

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Construction launched on third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship built by Irving Shipbuilding

During a ceremony today in Dartmouth, start of construction on the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Max Bernays. Today’s announcement represents an important milestone for Irving Shipbuilding Inc., 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.

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Fincantieri and Naval Group Offer FREMM for CSC

The Government of Canada has declared its intention to acquire an existing and proven NATO warship design that could be readily modified to best meet the Royal Canadian Navy requirements. French and Italian world-class shipbuilders Naval Group and Fincantieri, with the strong support of both French and Italian governments, will combine their expertise and present to the Government of Canada an “off-the-shelf”, sea-proven solution based on the FREMM frigate design for the supply of 15 surface combatant ships to the Royal Canadian Navy. Should the offer be accepted, the future…

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