Irving Shipbuilding delivers final MSPV, looks forward to many more ships starting in 2015
Halifax, NS, October 15, 2014: Irving Shipbuilding President Kevin McCoy, Attorney General and Justice Minister Peter MacKay, and Ed Hatch, Vice President Unifor Marine Workers Federation Local #1 join Sally Goddard, mother of Captain Nichola Goddard, after whom the 9th and final Hero-Class Mid-Shore Patrol Ship is named. The CCGS Captain Goddard M.S.M was officially accepted into the Canadian Coast Guard fleet Wednesday, Oct. 15th. Please click here for more information.
New Facility Cranes to Build New Naval Ships Arrive at Irving Shipbuilding
Halifax, NS, October 14, 2014:The very first vessel to arrive at the recently refurbished Port of Halifax Richmond Multipurpose Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 14th was carrying two new cranes for use inside the Ultra Hall Production Building under construction at Halifax Shipyard. These bridge cranes, which will each lift up to 200t, are part of Irving Shipbuilding’s $300M plus investment to prepare to build Canada’s new Naval combat vessels starting in September 2015. Please click here for more information.
Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding Mark Installation of Last Steel in Facility to Build Navy’s New Combat Fleet-3,000 Jobs across Canada Generated from Irving’s NSPS Commitments
Halifax, NS, September 3, 2014: Today the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding marked the installation of the final piece of steel frame for the Assembly and Ultra Hall Production facility that will produce the Navy’s newest combat fleet starting in September 2015. The Honourable Diane Finley, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Attorney General and Minister of Justice of Canada and Minister Responsible for Nova Scotia joined Irving Shipbuilding’s executive team and provincial and municipal leaders to celebrate this important National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) milestone. Please click here for more information.