At your service every step of the way

From Navy to Coast Guard to Fisheries and Transportation, Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) has built a reputation for getting the job done right. We understand your unique needs and we are ready to meet your highest expectations for service every step of the way.

ISI has the comprehensive facilities and technical expertise in shipbuilding and repair you won’t find anywhere else. We combine this with our safety and environmental record, detailed project management ability and disciplined quality processes to deliver the kind of superior results you’re looking for.

As Atlantic Canada’s premier new construction, repair and refit facility, ISI’s Halifax Shipyard has undertaken Frigate Docking Work Periods, major destroyer and supply vessel refits, and submarine repairs.

Irving Shipbuilding is also proud to have been selected by the Canadian Government to build the Royal Canadian Navy's new combat fleet, a program that comprises 21 vessels and $25 billion over a period of 30 years.

ISI works closely with government customers to better integrate project reporting and change control systems and procedures to streamline information flow and standardize how growth items are costed. This allows better visibility for the customer and also speeds up approval processes.

From our extensive background in naval work, we have developed a philosophy of early and progressive system completion. This not only speeds the commissioning phase, but also provides you with an extremely reliable product.

Our attention to health, safety and environmental excellence has been recognized as being world-class. We strive to achieve zero lost time incidents in all of our facilities, and on one project in particular we did achieve 1.4 million person hours without a lost time incident.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. has a long and successful history of government and naval construction, refit and repair projects including:

  • Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) - Design, planning and supply chain development for six Arctic Offshore Patrol Ships (AOPS) for the Royal Canadian Navy, the first set of ships under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (Current)
  • Frigate Life Extension Program (FELEX) - Major refits of seven of Royal Canadian Navy's Patrol Frigates (Current)
  • Hero-class Midshore Patrol Vessels - Constructed nine high tech Midshore Patrol Vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard 
  • Canadian Patrol Frigate Project (CPFP) – Prime Contractor & Program Manager for the Halifax Class frigates, design and the build of 12 vessels on time and budget.
  • Maritime Coastal Defense Vessels (MCDVs) – Designed and built the 12 ship Maritime Coastal Defense Vessel (MCDV) project, completed on budget and ahead of schedule.

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.