Irving Shipbuilding Cuts First Steel on Canada’s Arctic Patrol Ships

Halifax Shipyard. Photo: Wikimedia Commons
Halifax Shipyard. Photo: Wikimedia Commons

 

Irving Shipbuilding has cut steel on the first of Canada’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships at the company’s Halifax Shipyard in Nova Scotia.

Irving Shipbuilding was selected earlier in 2015 to build at least five of the Arctic patrol ships for the Royal Canadian Navy for US $1.9 billion.

The first vessel is expected to be delivered in 2018.

Irving Shipbuilding was selected in 2011 as Canada’s Combatant Shipbuilder under the merit-based National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) and is in the early stages of a 30-year military shipbuilding program.