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Seaspan Vancouver - Shipyard Modernization

Delivering a new generation of non-combat vessels

  • $140M

    Construction Value

  • 430K+

    Square Feet

  • 300

    Tonne Gantry Crane

  • Vancouver, British Columbia

    Vancouver, British Columbia

Helping revitalize Seaspan’s Vancouver shipyard operations

In 2011, Seaspan was awarded the contract to build new non-combat ships for the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy Program (NSPS). The shipyard modernization program provides modern, efficient facilities to ensure the execution of the NSPS Program, including the design and construction of a block assembly shop, pre-outfitting shop, sub-assembly shop, maintenance shop, blast and paint shop, warehouse, and 300-tonne gantry crane with special foundation and rails.

Additionally, this fast-tracked project involved a load out pier for launching new ships, a new 69kV substation, a central compressed air plant, upgraded process equipment, and re-locating the existing wastewater treatment facility. We also performed an extensive amount of site services, including water, sanitary, storm, process gases, and electrical distribution lines.

Ultimately, the project transformed Vancouver Shipyards into the most modern facility of its kind in North America. Our efforts helped Seaspan to deliver vessels for the Canadian Coast Guard and Royal Canadian Navy while providing a greater potential to compete in the international market for commercial shipbuilding work.

At a Glance

Meet Our Team

Nigel Denby, Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Environmental Services (Geotechnical Canada)

It’s my priority to work closely with clients to develop realistic and cost-effective solutions to complex engineering problems.
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Tony Pregel, Navy Account Manager

I am proud to have served my country for 24 years and I am fortunate to work with Stantec to continue to serve communities across the globe.

Harold Westerman, Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

Our ports and marine terminals practice is not just about designing port infrastructure – it’s about understanding our client’s operations, and the overall shipping industry and supply chain, to enhance their customer’s experience.
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Nigel Denby

Senior Vice President, Business Leader, Environmental Services (Geotechnical Canada)

Tony Pregel

Navy Account Manager

Harold Westerman

Sector Lead, Ports and Marine Terminals

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