Ships Start Here

Nova Scotia. Built to build.

Nova Scotia’s response to the
Government of Canada’s National
Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy.

Our Momentum

Halifax Shipyard is always busy. We wanted to show you what has been happening at the shipyard lately, and what kind of work, events, and achievements are taking place all the time.

There have been significant investments in the shipyard to ensure that it remains a centre of shipbuilding excellence. Take a look at the Ongoing Investment page to find out more.

Ongoing investments

Between 2006 and 2011, Irving Shipbuilding invested more than $90 million in the skills of its people, its infrastructure and the technology used in its yards.  Much of that investment has taken place at Halifax Shipyard over the past several years.

Since the purchase of the Halifax Shipyard, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has invested in the following upgrades in its Halifax facility:

  • New dock and gate pumps
  • Resurfacing of 120-year-old graving dock
  • Refitting existing buildings with modern, well-equipped office spaces for DND and Coast Guard customers
  • Building of retaining wall
  • New crane pads
  • Extending the steel assembly shops
  • Cladding all buildings
  • Building locker rooms, change rooms, and lunchrooms
  • New launch ways
  • IT cabling and hardware upgrades