Newfoundland and Labrador
Kiewit Offshore Services
(A division of Peter Kiewit Sons Infrastructure Co.)

Offshore/General Industrial Fabrication and Shipbuilding

Kiewit Offshore Services is a diversified, employee-owned construction company. Kiewit provides EPC and general contracting for processing plants onshore, offshore jackets and modules, integrated offshore platforms.


Kiewit Offshore Services (KOS) operates two well equipped and efficient deep-water, ice-free facilities on the eastern seaboard of North America.

The shipyard facility, located in Marystown has 330 m (1,082 ft) of water frontage with a 30,702 m2 (100,729 ft2) in-house fabrication area. The combination of a syncrolift and side transfer system provides access to the sea with sufficient water depths and channel widths to accommodate vessel sizes up to 19.5 m (64 ft) beam and 80 m (262.5 ft) in length.

The Cow Head Fabrication Facility is located 6 km (4 mi) north of Marystown in the community of Spanish Room. It has a land area of 265,750 m2 (871,884 ft2), with a 45,932 m2 (150,696 ft2) in-house fabrication facility. The load-out quay can accommodate very large structures, making it a strategic service centre for offshore vessels and semi-submersible rigs that can be floated to dockside.

Site upgrades completed in 2003 have increased the capacity of the facility to fabricate large modules and dock large vessels up to 350 m (1,148 ft) in length. Shore based heavy lifting operations can be undertaken and both facilities can undertake steel fabrication, assembly and erection under cover, allowing all fabrication activities to be completed in a temperature-controlled environment.

Cow Head was the designated facility for the fabrication of modules and the full topside integration for the SeaRose FPSO. KOS offers the facilities and skilled workforce to undertake rig upgrades and servicing, industrial fabrication both onshore and offshore and overall marine shipbuilding and repair.

For further information:
67-77 Ville Marie Dr.
PO Box 262
Marystown, NL     A0E 2M0
Tel: 709-279-1200 (Marystown)
Tel: 709-733-7000 (St. John’s)


Nalcor Energy Bull Arm Fabrication

Bull Arm is Atlantic Canada’s largest industrial fabrication site, strategically located in Canada’s most easterly province, Newfoundland & Labrador, 150 km (93 mi) from the capital city of St. John’s. Close to international shipping lanes and Europe, the site has unobstructed, deep-water access to the Atlantic Ocean, and is centrally located in the North Atlantic to service major developments in the NL, Greenland, the Arctic, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.

Bull Arm has fully integrated and comprehensive infrastructure to support fabrication and assembly of three key project functions, simultaneously, in three separate theatres: Topsides Fabrication and Assembly; Dry-dock Fabrication and Construction; and Deepwater Construction and Integration Site.

The Bull Arm Fabrication site is an important asset for the province in the development of the oil and gas and mining industries in Newfoundland and Labrador and the advancement of the province’s fabrication capacity. Projects completed at the site include the module fabrication and GBS construction for the Hibernia project, the topsides fabrication and mating associated with the Terra Nova FPSO, module fabrication for the White Rose FPSO as well as White Rose subsea tie back components, the Voisey’s Bay nickel ship loader, the Henry Goodrich and GFS Grand Banks drill rig refits.

The Hebron Project is currently the anchor tenant at the Bull Arm site. For more information on the Hebron Project please visit their website.


This world-class facility covers 2,560 hectares (6,326 acres) and includes multiple fabrication theaters allowing for simultaneous operation of topsides fabrication, assembly and integration, dry-dock fabrication and construction, and the deep-water construction and integration site. The Bull Arm site also has ancillary services such as infrastructure for establishment of an on-site camp, fully treated potable water supply, wastewater collection and treatment facilities, security facilities and a private UHF radio system for operations and emergency response.


This 120,000 m2 (1,291,669 ft2) area has complete facilities to support the fabrication, assembly, integration and load-out of topsides components. Major facilities of this site include:, a pipe shop, cutting shop/assembly hall, blast/paint shop, heated warehouse, maintenance garage and fully-equipped module fabrication hall. The 5,300 m2 (157,049 ft2) Module Hall has two 75-tonne overhead cranes with a clearance of 40 m (138 ft) under the hooks, as well as a 39 x 39 m (128 x 128 ft) vertical lift door. The receiving quay is 200 m (656 ft) long with 10 m (33 ft) of water depth at the face. The 140 m (459 ft) long assembly pier has a bearing capacity of 10t/m2 and is capable of supporting a 40,000-tonne topsides structure.


The Dry-dock fabrication and construction site encompasses approximately 140,000 m2 (1,506,950 ft2). Major facilities of this site include: 8,600 m2 (92,570 ft2) drydock fabrication building with 10 overhead cranes, carpentry/warehouse building, and marine facilities including the former dry-dock and seven quays located inside and outside the dry-dock area. The oval dry-dock is approximately 40,000 m2 (430,556 ft2), 200 m (656 ft) in diameter and 16.5 m (54 ft) below low-tide level. Adjacent to the drydock is the 172 m (564 ft) FPSO hook-up quay.

Deepwater Site

The Deepwater site includes significant laydown and deep water access areas to support construction operations. This site has a water depth of 150 to 180 m (492 to 591 ft).

The Bull Arm site has the facilities and flexibility to accommodate offshore oil development, mining and other heavy industrial projects. Its ice-free port, marine facilities and adjacent deep water allow for near-shore mating and hook-up. Major fabrication, industrial or manufacturing projects can be performed from start to finish at this one location with access to the world-wide marine transportation network.

For further information:
P.O. Box 12800, Hydro Place
500 Columbus Drive
St. John's, NL     A1B 0C9
Tel: 709-737-1440
NEWDOCK (St. John’s Dockyard Ltd.)

St. John’s Dockyard Ltd. (NEWDOCK) is an ISO 9001:2000 certified facility, conveniently located on 18 acres (7 hectares) of prime and readily accessible waterfront property in St. John’s, NL. Strategically positioned on all major North Atlantic shipping routes, NEWDOCK’s facilities are well-sheltered within the ice-free port of St. John’s.

Equipped with a skilled workforce and state of the art equipment, NEWDOCK is competitively established as a major player within the global industries of offshore fabrication and ship repair. With its versatile background and professional experience, NEWDOCK strives to build close business relationships with its customers – to understand client needs and provide quality services.

Set-up for heavy industrial and mechanical activities, NEWDOCK is Newfoundland’s largest machine repair facility offering a full range of support activities to all fabrication, maintenance and service demands required within the offshore and ship repair industries.

Facilities include:

  • 5 acres (2 hectares) of outside laydown area
  • Manufacturing area of 6,550 m2 (21,490 ft2)
  • 4,000 tonne marine elevator (three berths)
  • 174 m (571 ft) dry dock - 24 m (79 ft) width and 10 m (33 ft) depth
  • Cranage (Mobile - up to 90 tonnes; Shop - up to 80 tonnes)

Capabilities include:

  • Technical planning and project management services
  • Subsea testing facility
  • Exotic welding (SAW, FCAW, GTAW, GMAW & SMAW)
  • Heavy and small CNC machining
  • CNC cutting and plasma burning (up to 30 cm / 12 in plate)
  • Subsea template and manifold fabrication
  • Offshore support services
  • Ship repair and industrial fabrication
For further information:
St. John’s Dockyard Limited (NEWDOCK)
475 Water St. St. John’s, NL    A1E 6B5
Tel: 709-758-6800

Nova Scotia

Irving Shipbuilding Inc.

Irving Shipbuilding Inc. (ISI) combines the individual expertise of each of its companies under one management, offering clients quality shipbuilding, offshore fabrication, ship repair and engineering services on the Atlantic seaboard.

Irving Shipbuilding has valuable experience in complex project management derived from large multi-million and multi-billion dollar projects for various clients, where numerous subcontractors were involved. From total system responsibility and design to construction and delivery, projects were completed ahead of schedule and within budget.


Halifax Shipyard (Halifax, NS)

Halifax Shipyard has built four UT722 Offshore Supply Vessels designed for the deep water harsh environments of the Atlantic Ocean. Halifax Shipyard has also built seven drill rigs for SEDCO which include the SEDCO 704 for work in the Norwegian North Sea, STADRILL and SEDCO 709, both for positioning in the North Sea, and the internationally acclaimed dynamically positioned vessel SEDCO/BP 471. At Halifax Shipyard’s Woodside site in Dartmouth, NS, the yard completed the construction work on-board the world’s largest semi-submersible drilling rig, the Eirik Raude, together with winterization, mechanical completion and commissioning assistance. In 2004 the yard built the 2,400 tonne South Venture Topsides module for the Sable Offshore Energy Project.

East Isle Shipyard (Georgetown, PEI)

Over 30 years experience in building workboats has set the standard for the series production of, amongst others, the highly successful ASD ship assist & escort tugs designed by Robert Allan Ltd. Further experience includes the fabrication and repair of several sizes of tugs for harbour and open sea operations, patrol craft, ferries, barges, fishing vessels up to 46 m (151 ft) and offshore components.

Shelburne Ship Repair (Shelburne, NS)

The Shelburne shipyard offers a full range of marine repair and refit services, from basic blast and paint or minor welding to major refits and conversions. The skilled workforce is also expert in engine overhaul, shafting and structural modifications. Specific expertise includes naval and Coast Guard vessels, submarines, small/medium commercial coastal vessels, fishing vessels, offshore supply vessels and drill rigs, tugs, barges and container ships.

Woodside Industries (Halifax, NS)

  • Main Assembly Shop – 114.5 m x  29.9 m x 23.7/12.2 m (376 ft x 98 ft x 78/40 ft), complete with 2 x 40-tonne, 2 x 20-tonne, 2 x 15-tonne overhead cranes and 2 x 1-tonne cranes
  • Pipe Shop – 46.1 m x 18.5 m (151  ft x 61 ft)
  • Warehouse – 40 m x 24.6 m (131  ft x 81 ft), complete with heating and sprinkler systems
  • Additional stores – 15 m x 15 m  (49 ft x 49 ft)
  • Laydown Area – 2200 m2 (7218 ft2)
  • Offices – 600 m2 (1969 ft2)
  • Load-Out wharf – total length 229 m (751 ft)
  • Module Assembly Pad – 13,600 m2 (44,619 ft2)
  • Module Shop – 2500 m2 (8202 ft2)
For further information:
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
3099 Barrington St.
PO Box 9110
Halifax, NS    B3K 5M7
Tel: 902-423-9271


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