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).



This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.


Latest update

December 5, 2022 - The public comment period on the project is closed.  The Halifax Port Authority is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects..



Mary Keith
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
Vice President, Communications
3099 Barrington Street
Halifax, Nova Scotia B3K 5M7
Telephone: 902-484-2435
Email: keith.mary@jdirving.com

  • Location

    • Halifax (Nova Scotia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Ports and Harbours
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
  • Authorities

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

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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