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Shelburne Ship Repair Update

Shelburne Ship Repair has been busy with a number of contracts from both the public and private secotors. She recently completed work on the CCGS Earl Grey. She has also recently performed work on some larger cargo vessels, that formerly would have likely been serviced at the Halifax Shipyard with the Scotia Dock II.

 From an ISI/NS Gov. Press Release:
In January 2010, the province invested $8.8 million in Irving Shipbuilding’s $16.6-million project to upgrade the marine railway and wharf, and build a new cradle. Since August 2011, Shelburne Ship Repair has won 16 contracts from 10 different customers.

Two of those contracts this spring were to complete repairs on cargo vessels MV Umiavut and MV Avataq, owned by Nunavut Eastern Arctic Shipping. The shipyard’s latest contract is to repair HMCS Shawinigan, which will keep workers busy into November.

 Shelburne Ship Repair can work on vessels up to 229 metres long, and the new marine railway is capable of lifting two vessels weighing up to 4,200 tonnes each.

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