About Us

World class shipbuilding and repair for over 50 years

Located on the east coast of Canada, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) provides world-class shipbuilding and repair, drill rig construction and conversion, offshore fabrication, industrial manufacturing, engineering, supply chain management and quality and technical services.

ISI has its primary office at the Halifax Shipyard with other locations in the Maritime Provinces. The Company has been building, repairing and refitting quality vessels and fabricated modules for over 50 years.

Integrating the strengths and expertise of each of our four facilities, ISI provides you with one of the most exceptional combinations of shipbuilding, offshore fabrication, ship repair and engineering services in North America.

Throughout our history, we have successfully served a wide range industries around the globe including navy, coast guard, oil and gas, petrochemical, power generation, pulp and paper, transportation, mining and related heavy industries.

Our attention to health, safety and the environment has been recognized as being world-class. Our facilities regularly achieve zero lost time incidents per year and we have performed 1.4 million person hours without any lost time incidents.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. -- 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.


Irving Shipbuilding Inc.’s (ISI) head office is in Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada, the largest metropolitan area east of Montreal. We are conveniently located close to international shipping routes and are also within easy reach of the most important Eastern seaboard ports in the U.S.

Serving Area

Our facilities are conveniently located near key international shipping routes and are in easy reach of the most important Eastern Seaboard ports in the U.S.

Our History

Over fifty years, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) has built one of the most powerful combinations of shipbuilding, ship repair and fabrication expertise in Canada and the eastern seaboard of North America.

Social Responsibility

Strengthening our communities together

At Irving Shipbuilding, we are committed to being involved in our community. As a member of the J.D. Irving, Limited (JDI) family of companies, finding a better way every day not only applies to our business, it is the focus of our contribution to the community.

Quality & Certifications

Committed to Continuous Improvement

You look for a disciplined approach to business management that delivers consistency, cost savings and higher standards. We are committed to finding new ways to improve the quality of service we deliver to you.


Carefully guarded, high standards

Your security is always a top priority, whether it’s craft or crew. At Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) our facilities meet International Ship and Port Security Code standards (ISPS) and operate with accordance to Transport Canada Marine Security regulations.


Keeping our employees safe and healthy is an integral part of our business. It ensures every project we embark on for you, is done with integrity and a commitment to the highest quality


Helping you get any assistance you may need

There is more to a new build, conversion or repair decision than just excellent workmanship, fast turn-around and competitive pricing.

J.D. Irving, Limited

Quality and Service Since 1882

J.D. Irving, Limited is a diverse family owned company with operations in Canada and the United States. For over 130 years, our focus has been on providing quality service and products to customers around the world.