Ship Repair

Efficient and fast ship repair, refit and conversions

With Eastern Canada's slipways, steel fabrication shops, outfit and machine shops and blast and paint operations, Irving Shipbuilding is well equipped to turn your next scheduled docking into a truly satisfying experience.

You will benefit from our full range of services to support your routine drydocking, refit or conversion, including

  • Docking & wharfage 
  • Slop disposal
  • Mechanical (tail end, valve work etc)
  • Blast, paint & high pressure water washing
  • Electrical
  • Steel renewals & prefabrication
  • Pipe renewal, fabrication, installation & testing

With the advent of “cold weather coatings,” we are able to work in blasting and coating year round. In addition, we have devised a much safer method to remove rudders, propellers and tail shafts up to 75t without the use of traditional block and tackle removal methods.

The docks and wharfs, as well as alongside, provide drafts over the blocks of up to 9 meters.

All our facilities are certified members of ISPS and operate 365 days a year.

Ask about the range of financial assistance programs that may be available to qualified customers undergoing major refit or conversions.

Irving Shipbuilding’s expertise in ship repair, refit and conversion projects include:

  • Frigate Life Extension (FELEX) Program – Canadian Patrol Frigates (Current)
  • Semi-Submersible Rig Accommodation
  • Glomar Grand Banks Semi-Submersible Drill Rig.
  • Numerous Frigates, Destroyers, & Supply Vessels.
  • Conversion of Louis S. St. Laurent
  • Conversion of a Fishing Trawler into a Seismic Vessel

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.

Shelburne Ship Repair

Our Shelburne Ship Repair facility is ready to serve your small and medium-sized vessels from our convenient location on the southeastern coast of Nova Scotia on the Atlantic Ocean.