Irving Shipbuilding will move the first two of three major sections of the first Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) from the indoor construction facility in Halifax to an outside area. The sections will ultimately form the future HMCS Harry DeWolf.
The mega-blocks will move to land level on heavy lift transporters. At land level the two mega-blocks will be joined together for further outfitting. These two mega-blocks combined will form more than 70% of the ships length, according to Irving.
The blocks will be moved Friday and Saturday. They are the stern and centre mega-blocks of the ship.
The bow mega-block is currently under construction and will be moved to land level to be joined with the centre mega-block in the fall, according to Irving. The future HMCS Harry DeWolf is scheduled to be launched in 2018.
Source: Ottawa Citizen.