Seaspan’s new drydock arrives in the Vancouver Harbour

July 4, 2024

Seaspan’s new drydock recently arrived in the Vancouver Harbour via a heavy lift ship and with some help from three Seaspan tugboats, the new drydock is now anchored near the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge as it awaits a new paint job.  

This drydock is part of a planned expansion at Seaspan’s Vancouver Drydock and will increase Seaspan’s capacity for ship repair projects by about 30 percent, which will result in approximately 100 new, well-paying local jobs.

The new drydock is the larger of the two drydocks that Seaspan has planned, and both will be installed following the construction of a work pontoon, and other in-water works such as the installation of piles.

Seaspan Vancouver Drydock is an integral part of the marine and Port sector and provides maintenance, overhaul, and repair for customers like BC Ferries and the Canadian Coast Guard. The drydock expansion will increase Seaspan’s capacity to support the West Coast marine industry.