Not wanting to waste a perfectly good saucer section, Starfleet ordered the engineers at Utopia Planitia Fleet Yards to retro fit the Arella-D's Saucer to a partially constructed Nebula-class Stardrive. This was due to the fact that all the Galaxy-class' that were under construction had partial Saucers. The Saucer itself also had a new Bridge Module put in place to bring the Arella up to Nebula-class specifications, resulting in Radiz quoting many captains by saying I miss my old chair. Construction was completed quickly once the saucer was integrated. Chief Engineer Lita Dumas made sure that she was present for much of the ships construction stating that she will help build all the future Arella’s till the day she dies. With construction complete and the rechristening ceremony, performed by former captain of the USS Arella-C Admiral Samantha Moore, the original senior staff from the Arella-D returned to duty aboard and performed the shakedown cruise, before taking the Arella-E on active service.