|Gaiana class Shipyard|
Haute-Seine Shipyard was built in 578 AGS by EFL Oil and Machinery, on the site of a small depot that had shipped ice from the Doullens Ice Field. It was one of the first stations built in order to restore the economy of the Picardy system, and the government granted EFL huge subsidies and tax breaks in order to make the facility profitable. Moreover, because the GRN financed the Trade Lanes in Picardy for national defense reasons, the costs of shipping throughout the system to the shipyard were negligible to EFL.
EFL enjoyed these benefits for over a hundred years, when it was long evident that Picardy's space stations were in no way threatened by the Normandy separatists. Growing public outrage over this fact forced EFL to go through several troublesome corruption hearings in the Estates-General and funding was cancelled circa 680 AGS, but by that time Haute-Seine was already one of the largest facilities for producing civilian ships in Gallia. The Royal Navy had used the shipyard to construct supply ships and assemble hull components until its occupation by Council troops from the Battlegroup La Fierte in 741 AGS. The shipyard is now being employed by the Council to repair ships damaged in the invasion, though more of its facilities are being turned over to general fleet maintenance as those repairs are finalized.