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 deepwater, ice-free facilities on the eastern seaboard of North America.

The shipyard facility, located in Marystown has 330 metres of water frontage with a 30,702 square metre 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 metre beam and 80 metres in length.

The Cow Head Fabrication Facility is located 6 kilometres north of Marystown in the community of Spanish Room. It has a land area of 265,750 square metres with a 45,932 square metre 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 metres 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 Drive
PO Box 262
Marystown, NL     A0E 2M0
Tel: 709-279-7300 (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 and Labrador, 150 kilometres from the capital city of St. John’s. Close to international shipping lanes and growing oil & gas developments in the North Atlantic, the site has unobstructed, deepwater access to the Atlantic Ocean and is centrally located in the North Atlantic to service major developments in Greenland, the Arctic, North Sea, Gulf of Mexico and West Africa.

The Bull Arm Fabrication site is an important asset for the province in the development of the oil & gas and mining industries in Newfoundland and Labrador and the advancement of the province’s fabrication capacity. Bull Arm has most recently been home to the multi-billion dollar Hebron Offshore Oil Project which included construction of Hebron’s 600,000-tonne gravity-based structure (GBS), fabrication of the 3,400-tonne living quarters module and integration of its topside modules. Other 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 SeaRose FPSO, as well as White Rose subsea tie back components, the Voisey’s Bay nickel ship loader and the Henry Goodrich and GFS Grand Banks drill rig refits.


This world-class facility spans over 6,300 acres with three key project areas: marine facility fabrication yard, deepwater site and ancillary facilities. 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. In total, there are over 23,000 square metres of enclosed fabrication facilities and more than 500 metres of wharfage.

Fabrication Yard

Bull Arm’s 120,000 square metre site comes with 20,600 square metres of enclosed fabrication and support facilities and marine infrastructure. This supports the fabrication, assembly and load-out of modular components. Major facilities include:

  • Module hall (5,300 m2, 2 x 75 tonne cranes, 39 m x 39 m mega door)
  • Receiving quay (165 m long, 10 m draft)
  • Assembly pier (140 m long, 10-14 m draft)
  • Pipe shop (1,275 m2)
  • Cutting shop and assembly hall (4,500 m2)
  • Blast and paint shop (2,600 m2)

Marine Facility

The facility’s total area of 140,000 square metres provides numerous buildings, quays and laydown areas to support large-scale construction, fabrication and marine activities. Major facilities include:

  • Fabrication building (8,600 m2, 9 overhead cranes)
  • Three multi-purpose industrial buildings
  • Five quays, including 172 m south quay (10 m draft)
  • Former drydock (40,000 m2, requires earthen berm)

Deepwater Site

Bull Arm Fabrication has the flexibility to handle deepwater construction and provides access to Eastern Canada’s nearby international shipping lanes. This area has water depth of 160 metres and world-class major infrastructure that includes:

  • Ferry terminal
  • Laydown area
  • Power supply, telecommunications and water connections

The site’s magnitude, diversity of infrastructure and strategic location offer a unique opportunity for steel fabrication, concrete construction, integration and commissioning. Supply servicing, major industrial fabrication and manufacturing can also be performed from start to finish at Bull Arm, which has the advantage of international access by sea, road and air.

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 of prime and readily accessible waterfront property in St. John’s. Strategically positioned on all major North Atlantic shipping routes, NEWDOCK’s facilities are well-sheltered within the ice-free port.

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 of outside laydown area
  • Manufacturing area of 6,550 m2
  • 4,000 tonne marine elevator (three berths)
  • 174 m dry dock - 24 m width and 10 m 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 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 Street
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 deepwater,  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, Nova Scotia, 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 of 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 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, 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
  • Warehouse – 40 m x 24.6 m, complete with heating and sprinkler systems
  • Additional stores – 15 m x 15 m
  • Laydown area – 2200 m2
  • Offices – 600 m2
  • Load-out wharf – total length 229 m
  • Module assembly pad – 13,600 m2
  • Module shop – 2500 m2
For further information:
Irving Shipbuilding Inc.
3099 Barrington Street
PO Box 9110
Halifax, NS    B3K 5M7
Tel: 902-423-9271


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