Irving Plans for the Future

marinelink
Friday, September 13, 2013
Matt Reid, Executive Vice President, Operations, Irving Shipbuilding.

Irving Shipbuilding is currently focused on the 30-month AOPS Project Definition Contract of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS) program, signed on March 7, 2013.

 

Together with its Tier 1 subcontractors, Irving is working to  produce a detailed AOPS ship design that delivers best value to Canada while ensuring it meets the 2015 deadline to cut steel on the first ship.  Ongoing projects for Canada also require continued focus.  The shipyard has successfully delivered four of nine high-tech mid-shore Hero-Class patrol vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and will complete this  $194-million contract in 2014.  Our $549-million contract for midlife refits on seven of Canada’s Halifax-Class frigates also continues through until 2017, with two vessels complete and two underway. 

With a view to the larger, more complex NSPS Canadian Surface Combatant program, Irving Shipbuilding is busy investing an estimated $300 million in modernizing its primary facility, Halifax Shipyard.  “It is why I returned to Irving Shipbuilding in 2012; to build the best shipyard in North America and to grow and develop our workforce to meet the demands of the new technologies and facilities,” said Matt Reid, Executive Vice President, Operations for Irving Shipbuilding.  “Having spent 50 years in the shipbuilding industry, beginning in Scotland and spanning both Canada and the U.S., I realized the opportunity to build a state-of-the-art facility from the ground up only comes along once in a lifetime.  We are committed to a design for manufacturing strategy to allow us to meet our customer’s priorities; cost performance and on-time delivery.”  The upgrades at Halifax Shipyard will be ready for cut steel for the first AOPS vessel in 2015, and will allow the company to more effectively and efficiently carry out that program.

Irving Shipbuilding’s proven history of successfully building 80% of the Canada’s current combatant fleet, priming Canada’s Halifax-Class frigates and building the Maritime Coastal Defence Vessels and Mid-Shore Patrol Vessels on time and within budget, combined with the combatant vessel projects in the shipyard today and now AOPS, have and continue to demonstrate the yard’s capabilities. “Our employees are excited for the opportunity Canada has given them and the confidence in their ability to succeed,” added Mr. Reid. “We are also very pleased to be welcoming our new President, Kevin McCoy, a former U.S. Navy Vice Admiral with extensive shipbuilding and ship repair experience.”  The time and effort being invested in the construction of new facilities, build-strategy, design, manufacturing and processes as well as our human capital will ensure Irving Shipbuilding successfully creates and maintains the Shipbuilding Center of Excellence that Canada has chosen to establish in Nova Scotia, Canada.

 

(As published in the August 2013 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - www.marinelink.com)
 

  • Irving Shipbuilding’s primary facility, Halifax Shipyard, with three Canadian Halifax-Class frigates in for service.

    Irving Shipbuilding’s primary facility, Halifax Shipyard, with three Canadian Halifax-Class frigates in for service.

Maritime Reporter May 2015 Digital Edition
FREE Maritime Reporter Subscription
Latest Maritime News    rss feeds

Shipbuilding

Malaysian Shipping Masterplan by Year-end

The Malaysian Shipping Masterplan draft, which seeks to identify issues and make recommendations on the criticality of the shipping industry, will be ready by 2015-end,

Rolls-Royce to Power Ice-Class MPV

Rolls-Royce secured a contract to supply a power and propulsion package for an ice-class multipurpose vessel under construction at Keppel Singmarine for Singaporean

Wärtsilä Debuts 4 Feeder Ship Designs

Wärtsilä launched a series of four new container feeder vessel designs at this year's Nor-Shipping exhibition being held in Oslo from June 2 to 5. The designs are

Ship Sales

Malaysian Shipping Masterplan by Year-end

The Malaysian Shipping Masterplan draft, which seeks to identify issues and make recommendations on the criticality of the shipping industry, will be ready by 2015-end,

Diana Delivers Kamsarmax Dry Bulk Vessel

Diana Shipping Inc. has through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary took delivery of the m/v Medusa (formerly ”Torm Island”), a 2010-built Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel of 82,

Recent Vessel Sales: May 2015

Vessel sales for May 2015 (as of June 1) as prepared by Shipping Intelligence, Inc., New York.   Date Reported - Vessel Name - DWT - Built - (Age) - Price in

Coast Guard

Chinese Hope for 'Miracle' to Find Ship Survivors

Relatives of more than 400 people missing after a cruise ship capsized on China's Yangtze River were hoping for a "miracle", as authorities said they were racing against time to find any survivors.

US, Vietnam to Bolster Maritime Security

The United States and Vietnam are committed to deepening their defense relationship, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said in the Vietnamese capital of Hanoi during

USCG: US Faces Ship Shortage for Gas Exports

The expected boom in liquefied natural gas exports from the United States risks being hampered by a lack of vessels to handle the trade, the head of the U.S. coast

Vessels

Honda Teams Up with Giga Shipping

Honda’s division in Malaysia has opened East Malaysia Logistics Hub in Kota Kinabalu which will be operated and managed by logistics and shipping firm Giga Shipping.

Diana Delivers Kamsarmax Dry Bulk Vessel

Diana Shipping Inc. has through a separate wholly-owned subsidiary took delivery of the m/v Medusa (formerly ”Torm Island”), a 2010-built Kamsarmax dry bulk vessel of 82,

What’s Next for Shipping?

Close to 1,000 maritime exhibitors showed off the breadth and diversity of the shipping industry at this week’s Nor-Shipping, the bi-annual event that opened in Oslo on 1 June.

 
 
Maritime Careers / Shipboard Positions Maritime Contracts Navigation Offshore Oil Port Authority Salvage Ship Electronics Ship Simulators Sonar Winch
rss | archive | history | articles | privacy | contributors | top maritime news | about us | copyright | maritime magazines
maritime security news | shipbuilding news | maritime industry | shipping news | maritime reporting | workboats news | ship design | maritime business

Time taken: 0.2045 sec (5 req/sec)