Our Progress

August 2019

The skegs of the future HMCS Max Bernays in the paint booths at Halifax Shipyard

Unit Move: Ship 3 skegs (unit 141) out of paintbooths and onto cradles

HMCS Charlottetown arrives at Halifax Shipyard

July 2019

Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard. Installing the Forward Mast onto the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard.

Installing the Forward Mast onto Ship 2

June 2019

Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays. Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays.

Erecting unit 245 onto mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays

Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays

Flipping a unit for the centre mega-block of the future HMCS Max Bernays

May 2019

Transporting the bow mega-block of Canada's second AOPS

Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall. Members of the Royal Canadian Navy, government officials and the workforce at Halifax Shipyard gather to celebrate the official start of construction on AOPS 4, the future HMCS William Hall.

AOPS 4 Official Start of Construction

April 2019

March 2019

The aft engines of Ship 3, the future HMCS Max Bernays, are mounted in place on the ship's centre mega-block.

AOPS 3 Aft Engines Installation

This unit will join mega-block 2 of the future HMCS Max Bernays, the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship.

AOPS 3 Forward and Aft Machinery Room Outfitting

February 2019

HMCS Harry DeWolf Diesel Generator Light-off

October 2018

The Future HMCS Margaret Brooke Mega Block 1 & 2 Move

Launching the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

April 2018

The ship's twin propulsion motors are mounted on the stern mega-block.

Installing Propulsion Motors on the Future HMCS Margaret Brooke

February 2018

The future HMCS Margaret Brooke's skegs enter the paint booth

December 2017

Moving the Final Mega Block of the Future HMCS Harry DeWolf

November 2017

The name and hull number of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf are marked on the ships bow before the mega-block is painted.

Marking the name and hull number on the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

Mounting a unit on the future HMCS Margaret Brooke

Skegs are the tapering or projecting stern section of a vessel's keel, which protects the propeller and supports the rudder.

Stern unit of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke lowered onto skegs

Flipping a 130 tonne unit of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke

Installing the final bow unit of the future HMCS Harry DeWolf

October 2017

The future HMCS Harry Dewolf propulsion shaft installation

Flipping a 50 tonne unit of the future HMCS Margaret Brooke

September 2017

HMCS Halifax returns to service after successful maintenance

August 2017

Celebrating shipbuilding in Nova Scotia

July 2017

Moving two-thirds of a future Canadian Navy ship at Halifax Shipyard

June 2017

May 2017

Keel-laying ceremony for HMCS Margaret Brooke marks a shipbuilding milestone

February 2017

Facility Modernization and AOPS Progress 2013-2016

September 2016

AOPS Construction Timelapse January–September 2016

August 2016

Legacy of Royal Canadian Navy veteran was honoured as steel cutting for the second Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS), the future HMCS Margaret Brooke, commenced.

Steel Cutting commences on the future HMCS Margaret Brooke

July 2016

The second two of four main propulsion diesel engines and generators are installed on HMCS Harry DeWolf at Halifax Shipyard

June 2016

Unit 142, the base of the second megablock of the first AOPS vessel, is turned at Halifax Shipyard

Units 746 and 726 are stacked and prepared for installation on HMCS Harry DeWolf at Halifax Shipyard

A coin is laid on the keel of the HMCS Harry DeWolf. A proud Naval tradition said to bring luck to the ship

The first two of four main propulsion diesel engines and generators are installed on HMCS Harry DeWolf at Halifax Shipyard

Unit 746 is turned at Halifax Shipyard to prepare for installation

Unit 147, the third keel unit of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, is moved into place at our #Halifax Shipyard

May 2016

Unit 147, the third unit of the HMCS Harry DeWolf is moved into the paint booth at Halifax Shipyard

Units 145 and 146, the first two units of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, are officially joined together at Halifax Shipyard

Unit 145, the second keel unit of the HMCS Harry DeWolf is moved into place at Halifax Shipyard

The first of four main propulsion diesel engines and generators for the HMCS Harry DeWolf arrive at Halifax Shipyard

April 2016

The fin stabilizers are installed onto the HMCS Harry DeWolf, the first Arctic Offshore Patrol Ship under construction at Halifax Shipyard

Understanding Sea Level Rise and Coastal Erosion

Exploring the Environmental Impact of Offshore Marine Industries

Unit 145, the second keel unit of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, is moved into the Paint Booth at Halifax Shipyard

March 2016

Unit 146, the first keel unit of the HMCS Harry DeWolf, is moved into place at Halifax Shipyard

February 2016

January 2016

How Big Is It?

December 2015