Halifax Shipyard

Our largest facility and head office site.

Halifax Shipyard can provide you with a complete range of services for new build up to 120m and ship repair for vessels up to Panamax size beam. It is home to the biggest floating docks and the largest machine shop in Eastern Canada.

Halifax’s deep water, ice free port is a natural shipbuilding site, offering 24/7 access. It is the second largest natural harbour in the world.

Halifax Shipyard’s Assembly and Ultra Hall facility is 48 metres high at its highest point and 407 metres long – making it the largest single building for constructing ships in North America.  It contains employee offices, training and meeting rooms, washrooms and locker rooms, lunchrooms as well as tool cribs and workshops – providing both ease of access for employees and efficiency for customers.

Housed inside are two state-of-the-art, fully-enclosed paint booths, moveable elevated production floors, as well as our 12-metre wide panel line and sub-assemblies area.

Two 130-tonne plus two 200-tonne bridge cranes spanning the entire width of the building move ship units, blocks and mega-blocks throughout the assembly process.  Final ship assembly takes place outdoors on our new land level construction point before ships are launched into our natural deep-water harbour.  *New facilities ready for production Summer 2015.

These state-of-the-art facilities along with our machine shop and access to a large extensive local sub-contractor community, Halifax Shipyard has wide-ranging capabilities ready to undertake your project, big or small.

Halifax Shipyard covers 18,000m2  of water frontage with two docks including one Panamax and one graving dock. Our build methodologies incorporate as much construction, outfitting and painting undercover as possible, assuring the quality of your vessel.

All our facilities are certified members of ISPS and operate 365 days a year.

  • Builder of complex vessels such as Anchor Handling Tug/Supply vessels and Navy/Coast Guard Vessel
  • Ship repair and conversion for vessels up to Panamax size
  • A fully equipped floating docks for vessels up to Panamax beam
  • Over 480m of service piers
  • ISO 9001:2008 registered

 View Halifax Shipyard's Facility Investment Plan

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Construction @ Halifax Shipyard

Halifax Shipyard is currently undergoing a significant construction phase (2013 - 2015) in order to accommodate the production of the Royal Canadian Navy's new combat vessel fleet. 

An investment of more than $330 million will shift Irving Shipbuilding into one of the most modern shipyards in North America.