Major Milestone Toward Ships Starting September 2015
Last Steel Truss Installed on Irving Shipbuilding’s New Production Building.
Representatives from Irving Shipbuilding, Walters Steel, Ironworkers Local 752, Hatch Mott MacDonald, EllisDon, and Irving Equipment gathered on August 6, 2014 to celebrate the installation of the last steel truss on Irving Shipbuilding’s new production building, under construction at Halifax Shipyard and where Canada’s new naval combat ships will be built starting in 2015.
The truss was signed by members of Ironworkers Local 752, including Simon Prosper, an apprentice with Walters Steel, before it was lifted 47 meters to be placed on the top of the very north end of the new building. Halifax Shipyard’s new Assembly and Ultra Hall production facility will be more than four football fields long once completed.
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About Irving Shipbuilding
Irving Shipbuilding is part of the J.D. Irving, Limited Group of companies and is in the business of building quality ships and repairing vessels. The company’s primary site is Halifax Shipyard, with three other locations in the Maritime Provinces. Irving Shipbuilding was selected in 2011 as Canada’s Combatant Shipbuilder under the merit-based National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy and is in the early stages of a 30-year military shipbuilding program. It is currently working on a number of significant projects for the Department of National Defence and the Canadian Coast Guard.