Statement from Irving Shipbuilding about AOPS progress

Monday, January 08, 2018

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. 


Statement from Irving Shipbuilding re: Use of International Contractors and Recruitment

Tuesday, March 07, 2017

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.


“Pathways to Shipbuilding” Indigenous Education and Apprenticeship Pilot Program Launched with Irving Shipbuilding’s Centre of Excellence

Wednesday, January 04, 2017

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.


Irving Shipbuilding Sponsors Six Summer Camps

Monday, July 11, 2016

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.


GE Peterborough Achieves First Milestones with Irving Shipbuilding Inc. for Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy’s Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS)

Tuesday, June 14, 2016

GE’s 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.  


MEOPAR and Irving Shipbuilding Award $1.8 million to Ocean Research

Wednesday, February 17, 2016

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.


Statement from Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding

Thursday, November 26, 2015

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.


Statement from Kevin McCoy, President of Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Saturday, November 21, 2015

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.


Last Steel Truss Installed on Irving Shipbuilding’s New Production Building

Wednesday, August 06, 2014

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.


Irving Shipbuilding Awards Student Scholarships

Friday, July 11, 2014

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.


Irving Shipbuilding Awards Additional $28.2M in New Contracts to Canadian Companies to Modernize Halifax Shipyard $175M Invested to Date in Preparation to Build Canada’s New Combatant Fleet

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

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 Moves Forward with Detailed AOPS Design, Preparing for Construction in 2015

Thursday, March 07, 2013

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).


Shipbuilding Update

Friday, October 19, 2012

 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. 


Irving Shipbuilding Online Supplier Registry Goes Live

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

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).


PREMIER'S OFFICE--Shelburne Shipyard Re-Opens

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Shelburne is back in ship shape, busy repairing ships again, thanks to the province's $8.8-million investment in Irving Shipbuilding's Shelburne Ship Repair.