Halifax Shipyard Land Level Expansion

Irving Shipbuilding (ISI) is proposing to expand and modify the site and facilities at the Halifax Shipyard. The Halifax Shipyard site expansion will include dredging, marine structures and rock infill behind the structure creating approximately 13 acres of additional yard space. 

The newly expanded area will not extend farther into the channel than the limits of the floating dry dock that was previously located at Halifax Shipyard.

This project will increase the capacity of the shipyard and support the fabrication, launching, and maintenance of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC) vessels, which are being developed under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).



Latest update

Notice of Determination

June 28, 2023 Transport Canada, Fisheries and Oceans Canada, and the Halifax Port Authority have issued their Notice of Determination and have determined that the proposed Halifax Shipyard Land Level Expansion is not likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects with mitigation measure as outlined in their evaluation and can therefore proceed.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
2 Notice Of Determination - June 28, 2023


Transport Canada, Atlantic Region
Environmental Programs and Indigenous Relations
Jason Flanagan, Area Regional Manager
95 Foundry Street
Moncton, New Brunswick E1C 5H7
Telephone: 506-227-8257
Fax: 506-851-7542
Email: jason.flanagan@tc.gc.ca

  • Location

    • Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Fisheries and Oceans Canada
    • Halifax Port Authority
    • Transport Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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