WE BUILD SHIPS, WE REPAIR SHIPS, WE CONVERT SHIPS.
Located on the Pacific Northwest Coast, Seaspan Shipyards operations include Vancouver Shipyards, Vancouver Drydock and Victoria Shipyards. As a result of its diversity and capacity, Seaspan Shipyards is unique in its ability to provide a complete range of shipyard services including new construction, conversion, refit, repair, life-cycle maintenance and refurbishment work for naval, research and commercial vessels including cruise-ships, deep-sea vessels and submarines.
What We Do
At Seaspan’s Vancouver Shipyards, located in North Vancouver, Seaspan is building large non-combat vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy under Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS).
Repair, Refit, and Conversion
Seaspan’s Victoria Shipyards, located in the Government of Canada owned Esquimalt Graving Dock, and Vancouver Drydock, located on the North Shore, provide repair, refit, and conversion work for a wide range of government and commercial clients.
THE PRIME SHIPBUILDING SITE FOR BUILDING THE LARGE COMPLEX NON-COMBAT VESSELS UNDER CANADA’S NATIONAL SHIPBUILDING STRATEGY PROGRAM (NSS).
Seaspan Shipyards is proud to be Canada’s long-term, strategic shipbuilding partner for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy under the NSS. The NSS is a nation-building effort to create a sustainable Canadian shipbuilding industry, secure long-term job opportunities and build the next generation of ships for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy. Through its NSS–related work, Seaspan Shipyards is leading the redevelopment of our domestic shipbuilding industry on the West Coast and delivering on the promise of ships built in Canada, by Canadians.
THE LEADING SHIP REPAIR AND MODERNIZATION FACILITY ON CANADA’S WEST COAST, OFFERING FULL-SERVICE DRYDOCKING AND WET BERTH REFIT SERVICES FOR ALL TYPES OF VESSELS.
Its strategically located facilities, deep technical expertise, a reputation for quality, on-time project delivery and outstanding customer service make Victoria Shipyards a sought-after partner to government and commercial fleets, in Canada and around the world. Victoria Shipyards specializes in complex projects up to complete vessel conversions. It is an integral part of the Canadian Navy frigate and submarine maintenance programs, with its highly specialized and experienced team providing critical maintenance on Canada’s Halifax-class frigates for over 20 years and in-service support for its Victoria-Class submarines for over a decade.
FULL-SERVICE VESSEL SERVICE AND REPAIR FACILITY WITH A REPUTATION FOR QUALITY, ON-TIME DELIVERY, FLEXIBILITY AND OUTSTANDING CUSTOMER SERVICE.
Located on the north shore of Canada’s largest port, Vancouver Drydock plays an integral role in supporting the vessels that serve Vancouver and the Pacific Northwest. Whether performing scheduled hull maintenance, replacing worn equipment, or fabricating and installing specialized machinery to enable a vessel’s mission, the skilled team of over 200 complete maintenance, repair and refit on over 50 projects per year on vessels ranging from small tugs, ferries, large freighters, Coast Guard vessels and cruise ships.
Our Economic Impact
Accounting for direct, indirect and induced contribution, Seaspan’s NSS-related shipbuilding activities together with repair, refit and maintenance activities have contributed $5.7 billion to GDP and 7,330 annual jobs in Canada over the 2012-2022 period. Through 2035, this is projected to increase to $20.7 billion and 10,938 jobs annually.
Recent Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Press Releases
8 February 2024
February 8, 2024 – North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has successfully completed construction of the ‘Prototype Block’ for the Canadian Coast Guard’s (CCG) Polar…Read More
23 November 2023
Delivering long-term value to Canada: Seaspan Shipyards Contributes More Than $5.7 Billion to Canada’s GDP
Subscribe to our e-newsletter November 23, 2023 – North Vancouver, BC – Under the National Shipbuilding Strategy (NSS), Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) has contributed more than $5.7…Read More
21 November 2023
Subscribe to our e-newsletter November 21, 2023 – North Vancouver, BC – If you commute during peak hours on the North Shore, chances are you have…Read More