National Shipbuilding Strategy provides global growth opportunity for third-generation Nova Scotia boat builder
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has awarded third-generation Nova Scotia boat builder Rosborough Boats a $7.3 million contract to provide Multi-Role Rescue Boats for the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
On September 7, Irving Shipbuilding President Kevin McCoy
spoke to DEFSEC Atlantic attendees and Halifax media on the progress of
building Canada’s Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) and economic benefits
of the National Shipbuilding Strategy.
To ensure Canadians are well informed, we want to provide more detail and perspective regarding media coverage of our hiring of an international contractor for installation of interior furnishings, such as the galley, living quarters, and washrooms, on the Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) being constructed at the Halifax Shipyard.
On February 22, The Chronicle Herald published an article suggesting Irving Shipbuilding is hiring outside of Canada for positions at our Halifax Shipyard that could be filled by Canadians. This suggestion is false.
Halifax, Nova Scotia, May 4, 2016: A collaboration of ten industry, government, and Indigenous partners announced today the launch of an education and apprenticeship program to create job opportunities for 20 Indigenous students in metal fabrication. The program, offered through the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus in Dartmouth, offers successful students the unique opportunity to build a lasting career in shipbuilding at Irving’s Halifax Shipyard.
The Institute for Ocean
Research Enterprise (IORE), in partnership with Irving Shipbuilding Inc., released
today the results of a Marine People Partnership report intended to inform the
development of a sustainable national marine industry workforce.
Irving Shipbuilding Inc. and the Nunavut Research Institute (NRI) awarded $2 million in funding to nine applied Arctic research projects focused on areas of importance to Canada’s Artic communities and the marine industry.
This summer children in community centres, Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) campuses and First Nations communities will participate in Shipbuilding Summer Camps. The six camps are supported by the Irving Shipbuilding Centre of Excellence, a partnership of Irving Shipbuilding and NSCC. The program is being delivered by SuperNOVA at Dalhousie University.
Marine Solutions business in Peterborough, Ontario is completing one of the first milestones of the company’s 7-year
contract with Irving Shipbuilding Inc.,(ISI) to provide electrical power,
propulsion systems, installation and commissioning services for six ice-capable
Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy.
Halifax - Today Fleetway and Irving Shipbuilding announced a $15 million contract to Halifax-based company Bluedrop Training & Simulation for the design of the training and simulation software for the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) vessels under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy.
St. Francis Xavier University (StFX) in Antigonish, NS, and Irving Shipbuilding are pleased to announce a call for applications for the Irving Shipbuilding Chair in Arctic, Marine and Security Policy, an initiative that will lead to valuable research in international maritime security and oceans transport.
The Marine Environmental Observation Prediction and Response (MEOPAR) network and Irving Shipbuilding Inc. are pleased to announce the recipients of $1.8 million to support nine new ocean research projects that align with MEOPAR’s aim to strengthen Canada’s ability to anticipate and respond to marine risk. Irving Shipbuilding Inc. partnered with MEOPAR to contribute $1 million toward the call.
Irving Shipbuilding remains confident that the Canadian Government will build the complete combatant package of ships at Halifax Shipyard. The men and women of Irving Shipbuilding appreciate Prime Minister Trudeau's firm commitment to building ships in Canada, expressed when he visited the shipyard this past April.
HALIFAX, NS: In October 2014 Irving Shipbuilding was asked by the Royal Canadian Navy to propose an interim refueling and resupply capability. We assembled an international team of naval and commercial shipping experts to tackle the problem. This included my own experience as a former Vice Admiral in the United States Navy responsible for all ship design, construction, maintenance and conversion in a Navy of almost 300 ships and submarines.
Hundreds of employees gathered in the new Assembly Hall at the Halifax Shipyard to celebrate the start of production of the first Arctic Offshore Patrol ship (AOPS) for Canada. Delivery of the first HMCS Harry DeWolf-class ship is expected in 2018.
CTV host Mercedes Stephenson and participants in the panel, along with CTV's online story, suggested that "Quebec's Davie Shipyard will be granted the contract." However, Irving Shipbuilding understands that the Government has not yet fully evaluated all industry proposals and has not determined which proposal will be selected.
Irving Shipbuilding in partnership with Women Unlimited will provide education funding and job opportunities to 20 women who will participate in the welding and metal fabrication programs at the Nova Scotia Community College (NSCC) Akerley Campus.
Irving Shipbuilding President Kevin McCoy, Attorney General and Justice Minister Peter MacKay, and Ed Hatch, Vice President Unifor Marine Workers Federation Local #1 join Sally Goddard, mother of Captain Nichola Goddard, after whom the 9th and final Hero-Class Mid-Shore Patrol Ship is named.
The very first vessel to arrive at the recently refurbished Port of Halifax Richmond Multipurpose Terminal on Tuesday, Oct. 14th was carrying two new cranes for use inside the Ultra Hall Production Building under construction at Halifax Shipyard.
Today the Government of Canada and Irving Shipbuilding marked the installation of the final piece of steel frame for the Assembly and Ultra Hall Production facility that will produce the Navy’s newest combat fleet starting in September 2015.
Representatives from Irving Shipbuilding, Walters Steel, Ironworkers Local 752, Hatch Mott MacDonald, EllisDon, and Irving Equipment gathered on August 6, 2014 to celebrate the installation of the last steel truss on Irving Shipbuilding’s new Production Building, under construction at Halifax Shipyard and where Canada’s new naval combat ships will be built starting in 2015.
Cody McGregor, son of Rodney McGregor, Halifax Shipyard Machinist, and Lydia Hayward, daughter of Jonathan Smith, Halifax Shipyard Welder, were the first two recipients of the Irving Shipbuilding Scholarships.
Today Irving Shipbuilding officially welcomed four Mi’kmaq tradesmen to Halifax Shipyard as part of the contract awarded to Flynn Canada Ltd. for siding, cladding and roofing of its new shipbuilding facilities underway.
The ninth and final Canadian Coast Guard Hero-Class Patrol Vessel, also known as a Mid-shore Patrol Vessel, was launched the morning of Saturday, May 17th from Halifax Shipyard in honour of Captain Nichola Kathleen Sarah Goddard (May 2, 1980 - May 17, 2006).
Today Irving Shipbuilding announced $28.2M in additional contract awards to Canadian-based suppliers as part of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program, a 2-year engineering and construction investment to prepare the company’s facilities to build Canada's future combatant ships.
Irving Shipbuilding announced several contract awards today for Nova Scotia and Canadian suppliers as part of part of the Halifax Shipyard Modernization Program, a 2-year engineering and construction investment to prepare the company’s facilities to build Canada's future combatant ships.
In advance of Mother’s Day, Irving Shipbuilding and Kent announced a $1 million donation to support ground-breaking research in the treatment of childhood disorders and leukemia and a state-of-the-art neo-natal intensive care unit.
Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Honourable Rona Ambrose, Minister of Public Works and Government Services Canada, and the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of National Defence to Halifax Shipyard today to mark the start of the Definition (Design) phase of work for the first set of new naval combat vessels for Canada, the Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS).
Atlantis Resources Corporation, a world-leading marine energy company, has been awarded a $5 million grant by the Canadian Government’s Sustainable Development Technology Canada (SDTC) fund towards a 1+ megawatt tidal energy project in the Bay of Fundy, Nova Scotia.
Irving Shipbuilding confirmed two new contracts for Shelburne Ship Repair, as well as an upcoming job for the Halifax Shipyard’s Nova Dock today; contracts that will require a total of approximately 90 hourly employees.
It is a year since Irving Shipbuilding earned the right to negotiate the contracts to build the new combat vessel fleet for the Royal Canadian Navy. It was a great day for everyone on the Irving Shipbuilding team, in Nova Scotia, throughout the region, and indeed across Canada.
Nova Scotia committed up to $304 million in loans as part of Irving Shipbuilding's successful bid for the $25 billion federal combat vessel shipbuilding program, Premier Darrell Dexter revealed today, March 30.
On January 17th Irving Shipbuilding officially launched its Online Supplier Registry, as a part of its extensive preparation for upcoming vessel construction programs associated with the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).
Today Irving Shipbuilding welcomed the Right Honourable Stephen Harper, Prime Minister of Canada, the Honourable Peter MacKay, Minister of Defence for Canada, as well as senior representatives of the Royal Canadian Navy, to their Halifax Shipyard facility
East Isle Shipyard in Prince Edward Island, Canada, a Division of Irving Shipbuilding Inc., has delivered the first of four (4) Tugs to Nordane Shipping, Svendborg, Denmark on the 8th of September 2009.