Mega-blocks rollout for future HMCS Harry DeWolf

The stern and centre mega-blocks of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf were moved to the exterior construction point on July 15 and 16.
The stern and centre mega-blocks of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf were moved to the exterior construction point on July 15 and 16.

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The Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) project completed another significant production milestone July 15-16 with the movement of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf’s first two of three mega-blocks from inside the Halifax Shipyard’s Assembly and Ultra Hall facility to the exterior land level construction point.

During production, each Arctic and Offshore Patrol Vessel consists of three mega-blocks that will be joined together to form the overall vessel. On the weekend the stern and centre mega-blocks of the ship were moved by heavy lift transporters to the outside construction area where they will be joined together for further outfitting.

The bow mega-block will be moved in the fall.

The second ship, HMCS Margaret Brooke, is also in full production at the Halifax Shipyard where at the height of production four ships will be built concurrently.

The AOPS project will deliver five to six ships to the Royal Canadian Navy as part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy’s combat vessel work package.

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