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AOPS excellence with Hercules SLR

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AOPS building and rigging

In the heart of the historic Halifax Shipyard, a transformative project was underway, a project of immense national importance—the construction of Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS). This endeavor demanded more than just maritime prowess; it required the right rigging equipment to safely and efficiently handle the lifting and positioning of heavy construction materials and equipment. Hercules SLR, an industry leader in rigging solutions, stepped up to provide the critical equipment necessary for the success of this project.

The Backbone of Rigging Excellence

Hercules SLR played a vital role by supplying a comprehensive range of rigging equipment, including wire ropes, synthetic slings, and a variety of other tools specifically engineered for heavy-duty applications. This extensive inventory of rigging gear was the backbone of the construction process, ensuring safety, precision, and efficiency.

Wire Ropes: The Unwavering Support

In a project where safety and reliability were paramount, Hercules SLR’s top-quality wire ropes became the unsung heroes of the operation. These heavy-duty ropes were designed to withstand the harshest maritime conditions, providing a robust and dependable solution for lifting heavy materials and equipment.

Synthetic Slings: The Precision Touch

Hercules SLR’s synthetic slings, known for their durability and flexibility, played a crucial role in the lifting and positioning of construction materials and equipment. Their ability to provide precise control and support was instrumental in ensuring each operation was executed with care and precision.

Elevating Safety Standards

Hercules SLR’s commitment to safety set a new benchmark for the project. Each piece of equipment supplied underwent rigorous inspection, testing, and certification to meet and surpass industry standards. In a project as complex and critical as the construction of AOPS, this dedication to safety was paramount.

A Partnership for Success

The partnership between Hercules SLR and the Halifax Shipyard’s construction team was built on trust, expertise, and a shared vision of a successful outcome. As construction materials and equipment were deftly lifted and carefully positioned, the dream of Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships began to take shape.

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In the heart of the Halifax Shipyard, the construction of Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships was a symbol of collaboration, dedication, and the importance of having reliable equipment at hand. Thanks to Hercules SLR, this ambitious project became a reality, showcasing their commitment to excellence and safety in every lift.

Hercules SLR’s contribution to the construction of Canada’s AOPS at the Halifax Shipyard is a testament to how the right rigging equipment can turn ambitious national projects into secure, tangible realities. The next time you see one of Canada’s AOPS patrolling the Arctic and offshore waters, remember that behind their impressive presence, companies like Hercules SLR have been an integral part of ensuring their success.

Hercules SLR – a name synonymous with rigging excellence and a vital partner in the construction of Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships. As the AOPS expands its operations and need more vessels, Hercules SLR will be eagerly waiting to assist with new technology and innovations and the same trusted Hercules SLR spirit.




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The Hercules Group of Companies encompasses a wide portfolio of products and services across 7 diverse companies:

Hercules SLR

All your rigging solutions under one roof – Products, Service, Repairs, Testing, Certification Training.

Atlantic Crane

Atlantic Canada’s Leading Crane Manufacturer and Solution Provider.

Spartan Industrial Marine

Industrial, Commercial and Recreational Marine Products, Services and Solutions.

Stellar Industrial Sales

PPE, Safety Supplies, Tools, Machine Sales, Machine Accessories, Hose & Rubber Products.

Boomer NDT Services

Full service non-destructive inspection company.

Wire Rope Industries Atlantic

Leading supplier of wire rope, wire rope slings, chain slings, synthetic slings, synthetic rope, trawl warp, guy strand and much more.

Fundy Machining and Millwright Services

Providing industry with quality machining and millwright services since 1975.