Just eleven years ago the future of Cammell Laird in Birkenhead looked bleak but new owners have breathed new life into the ship yard.
This afternoon they completed the first phase of a multi-million pound contract to build part of the UK's biggest ever warship.
Merseyside Correspondent Andy Bonner reports.
Part of the country's biggest-ever warship will float down the River Mersey this afternoon.
Five blocks of the new aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth have been built at the Cammell Laird ship yard in Birkenhead.
They will be moved on a massive barge to Scotland, where they will be pieced together.Project manager John Drummond is pleased the first phase of the two year project has been completed on time.