Irving Shipbuilding

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Third AOPS Hits the Water

By Dr. Ann Griffiths, 25 October 2021 On 23 October 2021, the third Arctic and Offshore Patrol Ship (AOPS) – the future HMCS Max Bernays – was launched into the […]

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Irving Shipbuilding Announces New President

Dan Middlemiss, 12 February 2021 On February 5, 2021 Irving Shipbuilding announced the appointment of a new President, Kevin Mooney, and the retirement of Kevin McCoy.[1] Mr. McCoy had enormous […]

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The NSS and Government-Media Relations

Dan Middlemiss, 15 December 2020. I recently posted a short summary of an article by journalist David Pugliese on the rising costs of the Canadian Surface Combatant (CSC).[1] This led […]

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Private naval dockyards fleet-footed

* Moderator’s note: Originally published through the Chronicle Herald. “Your Oct. 22 article, “Rumoured top pick for Defence Minister could be bad news for Halifax,” references Irving Shipbuilding and we […]

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Irving Shipbuilding parts ways with Steve Durrell

A very brief and terse news article from CBC News has revealed that President Steve Durrell has left Irving Shipbuilding.  This development is prompting great speculation about the internal stresses […]

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Strategic choices are dictated by numbers and dollars

This week’s announcement that the contracts to modernize and refit the twelve Halifax-class frigates will be split unequally between two shipyards (East: Halifax Shipyard, seven ships, $549M; West: Victoria Shipyards, […]

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