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Port Weller Dry Docks Booked for Another Winter

We are proud to announce that the Port Weller Dry Docks will be full for another busy winter work period with two Seaway max lakers.

Heddle Shipyards Solidifies Future of the Thunder Bay Shipyard by Acquiring Fabmar Metals Inc.

Heddle Shipyards (Heddle) is proud to announce the acquisition of fabrication, machining, and marine repair specialist Fabmar Metals Inc.


The Definition of Mettle

Anyone who has worked in the ship repair and construction industry in Ontario will tell you our industry is not for the faint of heart.


Revitalizing the Port Weller Dry Docks

After the busiest winter works period at the Port Weller Dry Docks in the past decade, it is important to reflect on how we got here and where we came from.


Heddle Shipyards to Support Seaspan Shipyards in Building Polar Icebreaker for Canadian Coast Guard

May 6th, 2021 – Hamilton, Ontario – As part of the National Shipbuilding Strategy, the Government of Canada announced that Seaspan Shipyards will build a Polar Icebreaker, the flagship of the Canadian Coast Guard’s icebreaking fleet.

CSL Niagara Assiniboine

Redelivery of the MV CSL Niagara, MV CSL Assiniboine and the MV CS Laurentien

             Now that the 2020/2021 winter works season has drawn to a close, it is important to reflect upon Heddle Shipyards’ achievements over the past year and the people who helped make them possible.

Busiest Winter at the Port Weller Dry Docks in Over a Decade

            For decades, the Port Weller Dry Docks in St.

Raising of the Flags

Dating back to the days of fighting sail, the maritime community has always maintained our deep-seated traditions.

Thank You, Gary!

Since March, we have all had to adjust our way of life because of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Thank you Alexandra

Over the last three months, we have all faced challenges dealing with an unprecedented global pandemic.

Seaspan Shipyards and Heddle Shipyards join forces in bid to deliver the Polar Icebreaker to the Canadian Coast Guard

Exclusive teaming agreement will bring shipyards in Canada’s largest province into the NationalShipbuilding Strategy

June 9, 2020 – North Vancouver, BC and Hamilton, ON – Seaspan Shipyards (Vancouver Shipyards Co.

Georgian College Students and Members of the Marine Club Visit Heddle Shipyards

It is no secret that both the shipping and ship repair industry in Canada face an uphill battle when it comes to attracting skilled men and women to our industry.

The Port Weller Dry Docks has a Bright Future

Take a drive down Lakeshore Road towards Lock One on the Welland Canal, and you will be greeted by sight not seen since in many years.

25 years of services

Heddle Shipyards has come a long way in the thirty plus years that we have been in business.

Steeltown & Johnny Blonde

Being part of a vibrant community like the city of Hamilton means more than just fixing ships on the waterfront.

M.V Clearwater conversion

As a busy summer draws to a close and the preparations for winter works begin to take place, Heddle Shipyards is looking forward to an active fall with a number of large and exciting project on the horizon.

Heddle Shipyards awarded dry-docking and refit of the CCGS Limnos

After a banner winter at Heddle Shipyards that saw a record number of vessels float through our yards, there is no slowing down as we get ready for the dry-docking of the CCGS Limnos in June.

New build ice breaking hull completed at Heddle Shipyards Hamilton yard

It was with great pride that on June 4th, Heddle Shipyards delivered its most recent new build project, the Kearl Lake small ice breaking hull.

Expansion of project management team with the hiring of Alicia Nash

As Heddle Shipyards continues to grow and take on bigger and more complex projects, the building up of our project management department has become an increasing priority.

Heddle Shipyards awarded major refit of the CCGS Pierre Radisson

Normally with winter works having long finished and most of our commercial partners firing on all cylinders, the action around the shipyards starts to taper off.