About Us

World class shipbuilding and repair for over 50 years


Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is the most modern shipbuilder and in-service ship support provider in North America.

Headquartered in Halifax, Nova Scotia, our skilled team and innovative facilities provide efficient building, fabrication, conversion and servicing of vessels and offshore platforms.

As Canada’s chosen shipbuilder, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is working with the Royal Canadian Navy on the next class of Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) and Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) vessels under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS). We are proud to continue our long history as a trusted partner in Canadian shipbuilding.


Irving Shipbuilding Inc. is a member of the J.D. Irving, Limited group of companies, a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States. 

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. -- Your first call for east coast shipbuilding, conversion, fabrication and repair – (902-423-9271)

Irving Shipbuilding - Integrity, Customer Service and Pride propel every project we undertake.


Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s (ISI) head office is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the largest metropolitan area east of Montreal. We are conveniently located close to international shipping routes and are also within easy reach of the most important Eastern seaboard ports in the U.S.

Serving Area

Our facilities are conveniently located near key international shipping routes and are in easy reach of the most important Eastern Seaboard ports in the U.S.

Our History

Over fifty years, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) has built one of the most powerful combinations of shipbuilding, ship repair and fabrication expertise in Canada and the eastern seaboard of North America.

Social Responsibility

Strengthening our communities together

At Irving Shipbuilding, we are committed to being involved in our community. As a member of the J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) family of companies, finding a better way every day not only applies to our business, it is the focus of our contribution to the community.

Quality & Certifications

Committed to Continuous Improvement

You look for a disciplined approach to business management that delivers consistency, cost savings and higher standards. We are committed to finding new ways to improve the quality of service we deliver to you.


Carefully guarded, high standards

Your security is always a top priority, whether it’s craft or crew. At Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) our facilities meet International Ship and Port Security Code standards (ISPS) and operate with accordance to Transport Canada Marine Security regulations.


Keeping our employees safe and healthy is an integral part of our business. It ensures every project we embark on for you, is done with integrity and a commitment to the highest quality


Helping you get any assistance you may need

There is more to a new build, conversion or repair decision than just excellent workmanship, fast turn-around and competitive pricing.

J.D. Irving, Limited

Quality and Service Since 1882

J.D. Irving, Limited is a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States. For over 135 years, our focus has been on providing quality service and products to customers around the world.