Heddle Shipyards is proud to announce that all three of our Ontario Shipyards are fully booked for the 2022 winter works season. 

Despite the new wave of pandemic restrictions and supply chain challenges, Heddle Shipyards continues to forge ahead with another busy winter. We continue to make excellent progress at the Port Weller Dry Docks on the CCGS Amundsen Vessel Life Extension and the dry docking and refit of a seaway max cargo vessel. “This has been a challenging year for everyone, and the ship repair and construction industries are no different,” said Director of Engineering and Project Management, Alicia Nash, “but our people have shown a tremendous amount of resiliency and commitment to get the work done on schedule.”

At the Hamilton Shipyard, hardly a foot of dry dock or quayside space is unoccupied.  Our three floating dry docks are fully booked, with seven dry dockings on the schedule and nine alongside projects are currently underway. Inside the fabrication shop, the fabrication team prepares for the keel laying of the Simcoe Island II Cable Ferry new build. “We have a great mix of projects underway,” said Ted Kirkpatrick, Director of Business Development, “from regular five-year surveys and alongside steelwork to new construction and vessel recycling, there is not much we aren’t doing right now.”

Not to be outdone, the team from the newly acquired Fabmar Metals is full steam ahead with several winter projects. The MS Chi-Cheemaun is in the final stages of completion, and several alongside steel renewal and mechanical projects are underway at the Thunder Bay Shipyard and Keefer Terminal. 

At Heddle Shipyards, we are grateful to the Canadian Coast Guard, the Ministry of Transportation Ontario, and our commercial clients for entrusting us with ensuring their vessels will continue to operate safely and efficiently. This trust will allow Heddle Shipyards to create and sustain hundreds of jobs across Ontario and realize our vision; To be recognized as the most reliable provider of ship repair and maintenance services in Canada and to become a meaningful partner in the shipbuilding industry.