Halifax Shipyard announced what the revamped shipyard would look lie last week, and released some renderings to go along with it.
the plan calls for an entirely new building, featuring a new Assembly Hall with a Steel Assembly area containing a 12m wide panel line and sub-assemblies area, and 11 Unit Assembly /pre-outfit/ 3D unit workstations for pre assembling components. as well as an dedicated paint area used for painting of outfitted Units.
An Ultra Hall (47m high, 408m long) used for Block and Mega Block assembly and Painting will also be constructed.
As seen in the rendering bellow, the launching system will be very different. A land level Construction Point will be constructed in the area around pier 8 at which final ship erection would occur prior to launch. this will abut the existing pier 9. A launch barge area in which a barge would be positioned to receive the complete ship, along with A serviced outfitting pier (165m in length) located alongside the ship erection platform
this would suggest that the existing launching ways will be removed, meaning Hero Class #9 will be the last vessel launched from them.