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

Shipbuilding

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).

Shipbuilding at Seaspan

 

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.

Ship Repair at Seaspan

Shipyards

Vancouver Shipyards

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.

Victoria Shipyards

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.

Vancouver Drydock

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.

Our Economic Impact

Recent Updates

Recent Shipbuilding and Ship Repair Press Releases

Firefighting Simulator

17 July 2024

Seaspan Unveils New Marine Firefighting Ship Simulator

Ship Simulator will Improve Emergency Preparedness for the North Shore Industrial Waterfront July 17, 2024 – North Vancouver, BC – Regional fire departments will now receive…

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MST Contract Signing Event

12 July 2024

Seaspan Shipyards and MST Education and Training Society to establish training program for Indigenous youth

Education and training program launches under Seaspan Indigenous strategy July 12, 2024 – North Vancouver, BC – As part of Seaspan’s overall Indigenous strategy, Seaspan Shipyards…

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Polar Icebreaker rendering

11 July 2024

In the midst of designing and building 21 icebreaker vessels, Seaspan Shipyards welcomes the formation of the “ICE Pact”

July 11, 2024 – North Vancouver, BC – Seaspan Shipyards welcomes the formation of the Icebreaker Collaboration Effort (ICE Pact), the trilateral partnership between Canada, Finland…

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