You need expertise and experience

From design to construction and through-life support, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) can deliver all the technical services and industrial resources you need to meet your highest expectations.

Committed to integrity and excellence, ISI has been building quality vessels for more than 50 years. Our Halifax Shipyard facility has been in business for over 120 years.

Take advantage of our wealth of experience building tankers, passenger ferries, ice breakers, semi-submersible rigs, the first fully dynamically positioned drill ship as well as tugs, Canadian Coast Guard and Department of Defense Patrol vessels, Frigates and Mine sweepers.

ISI earned its reputation building the world’s most versatile ship assist, coastal towing and escort tugs, as well as high quality, complex vessels. In fact, ISI has built more ice class tugs than any other yard worldwide.

Our build methodologies focus on doing the vast majority of construction, outfitting and painting undercover. This not only enhances the health, safety and environmental aspects of the job, it assures the quality of your vessel.

From our background in naval work, we have developed a philosophy of early and progressive system completion that speeds the commissioning phase, and also provides you with an extremely reliable product.

With the combined strength of our four facilities  we have the capability to efficiently construct ships up to approximately 120 m in length.

Irving Shipbuilding’s expertise in shipbuilding projects include:

  • Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels (MSVPs)
  • Canadian Patrol Frigate Project (CPFP)
  • Maritime Coastal Defense Vessels (MCDVs)
  • Semi-Submersible Rigs
  • Eriik Raude – Fifth Generation Cold-Weather Rig
  • South Venture Topside
  • Standard Tugs (Z-Drive Reverse Tractor Tugs)
  • LNG Tugs
  • UT 722 Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels
  • UT 722L Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels
  • UT 755 LN Platform Supply Vessel
  • RoRo Ferry
  • 750 TEU Container Ships
  • 38,000t dwt Tankers
  • Ice Class Tanker

Ask about the range of financial assistance that may be available for your next new build project, including Industry Canada's Structured Financing Facility and financing from Export Development Canada (EDC).

Irving Shipbuilding -- 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.

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.

Marine Fabricators

Located in Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, Marine Fabricators is Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s (ISI) newest shipbuilding and fabrication facility.

East Isle Shipyard

Located near Georgetown, PEI, on Canada’s Atlantic Coast, East Isle Shipyard is Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s (ISI) main tug-building facility.