Members of Ironworkers Local 752 celebrate the installation of the last steel truss on the Halifax Shipyard’s
new Assembly and Ultra Hall production facility, which will be more than four football fields long once completed.


Irving Shipbuilding won the right to construct Canada’s new fleet of navy combat ships – one of the largest federal government procurement projects in the history of our country. In preparation, the company is investing more than $300 million in a world-class modernization program that includes the construction of a new 408m long, 47m high primary production facility, a 520-car parking garage and a new land level platform and updated piers at its Halifax Shipyard, as well as a $30-million steel fabrication facility in Dartmouth. The two-year project is expected to generate up to 500 construction jobs. Check out the video below.

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Simon Prosper, an apprentice from Walters Steel, signs his name on the last truss
of the new production building.

Photos courtesy of Irving Shipbuilding


Jan. 2015 Update of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization
Another milestone is reached at the Ultra Hall Production Building during the Halifax Shipyard modernization.
Time-lapse ship build
This time-lapse video shows the building of the Atlantic Condor at the Halifax Shipyard.