This is a colour photograph of the heavy plate shop with the dock in the foreground. The Heavy Plate Shop was built in 1975 and covers 12 700 square meters. It was used for preparing the steel panels. It was used as a multi-trade centre where a number of trades were located. These included blacksmiths, shipwrights and welders. The heavy plate shop was converted by VT Shipbuilding into the steel production hall.