Keel Laid for Future HMCS William Hall

February 18, 2021 – Today at Halifax Shipyard, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. officially laid the keel for the future HMCS William Hall, Hull Number 433 and Canada’s fourth Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS). The keel laying ceremony is a centuries old tradition that marks the formal start of a ship’s construction. Today’s ceremony included the tradition of the welding of…

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HMCS Max Bernays: First Mega Blocks Unite

The first two mega-blocks for the future HMCS Max Bernays were safely and successfully transferred from the Halifax Shipyard Assembly Hall to land level dockside in preparation for final assembly and launch later this year as part of Canada’s combat ship package under the National Shipbuilding Strategy. Halifax Shipyard is the most modern and largest indoor shipbuilding facility in North…

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Royal Canadian Navy’s First AOPS, HMCS Harry DeWolf, Powered by GE

August 12, 2020 – The first of six Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) – HMCS Harry DeWolf – has been delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy (RCN). HMCS Harry DeWolf is the first full-electric power and propulsion ice class patrol vessel for the RCN. The electric propulsion solution delivers efficiency, redundancy and reduced cost-of-ownership; state of the art automation…

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Thordon Role in AOPS Underscores Commitment to Environmental Protection

July 27, 2020 – Canada’s Irving Shipbuilding has cited Thordon Bearings as one of a number of partners playing a pivotal role in ensuring the Royal Canadian Navy’s (RCN) new Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) are capable of environmentally sustainable operations. The first two in a series of six twin-screw vessels entrusted to Irving Shipbuilding, have been put to…

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Thales Delivers Innovative In-Service Support for AOPS

August 5, 2020 – Thales Canada congratulates Irving Shipbuilding, the Royal Canadian Navy and the Department of National Defence on the successful delivery of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy. As the In-Service Support (ISS) provider for the HMCS Harry DeWolf and all of the Royal Canadian Navy’s future…

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