Ships Start Here

Nova Scotia. Built to build.

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

Our Stories

Yet another Nova Scotia advantage for the Irving bid.


“With the potential of a project of this size coming to our region, the needs will be great in every field. NSCC will be there to help instruct a new generation of ship builders and be on board with its applied research capabilities.”

I really want to come home.

“I am an Ex-Pat Nova Scotian living in British Columbia. I have been following the entire shipbuilding plan from the beginning, and I am really rooting for the Halifax Shipyard to get the shipbuilding contract.”

This bid means the whole entire world to us!

“I left all I know and love to support my fiancee and so that we could start our lives in the city of Halifax, and this all depended on the Halifax Shipyard! I wouldn’t be exaggerating to say that this bid would mean the whole entire world to us!”

Halifax Shipyard is the best choice.

“Winning the contract to build these vessels can only help to reduce the current problems with skilled labourers. The years of work that this contract will give the Halifax Shipyard may also aid in recuritment of medical doctors & other HCP’s to the NS & NB. In the end people need a reason to come & stay in the Maritimes.”

90% of my life has been spent around shipbuilding.

Thomas Hounsell

“I’m 57 years old and I’d say 90% of my life has been spent around shipbuilding. I guess you could say my destiny was to build ships. My family name, Hounsell, means “builders of great ships” in Welsh.”