Halifax Shipyards
Halifax, NS

Halifax Shipyards

Irving Shipyards has rebuilt their entire production facility to create new buildings that are simply massive in scale. The new plant includes the Ultra-Hall, the Paint-Hall, and the Assembly-Hall – combining to create a building that is over 1,200 feet long. The fabrication high bay is 150 feet tall, and has a 200 metric tonne capacity, clearing a span of 180 feet across from crane-rail to crane-rail. The plant will be used to build Arctic/Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Canadian Navy’s multi-year AOPS program. The ships built in the facility will be used to assert and enforce sovereignty in Canada’s waters, including the Arctic.

Facts & Figures
  • Building is 1,200 ft long, 200 ft wide and upwards of 165 ft high in main ultra-hall
  • 45, 200 foot long span trusses
  • 9,000 tons of structural steel
Our Role

Our role in the project was to supply, fabricate, and erect structural steel and metal deck.

Overcoming Challenges

The project was on a very tight schedule. The use of multiple raising gangs to meet the deadlines required a significant amount of coordination.

3099 Barrington Street Halifax, Nova Scotia Canada B3K 5M7
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