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Who we are

Davie is Canada’s premier shipbuilder and a global leader in the delivery of specialist, mission-critical vessels to government and commercial customers.

Davie by numbers

Davie facility capacity and capability

  • 580000 Shipyard area
  • 5 Construction berths
  • 53000 Workshop area
  • 900m Service quays
  • 2 180m + 360m dry-docks
  • 700+ Total ships delivered by Davie
  • $1bn+

    Invested in construction programs and the Davie facility since 2012

  • ~ 40%

    Of all Québec shipbuilding and repair industry workers were employed by Davie in 2019

  • ~ $500m

    Expected new investment into Davie

Sustainable success

Building on 200 years of expertise, there has never been a more compelling time for Davie. Since the acquisition by Inocea Group in 2012 we have delivered many industry firsts, including some of the world’s most complex and pioneering vessels: Dynamically positioned subsea construction vessels, dual-fuel ferries, and a combat support ship, which was the largest and greenest naval vessel ever delivered by a Canadian facility.

Our sustained success over the decades to come is rooted in six key attributes that solidify Davie’s unique position as Canada’s premier shipbuilder:

Market leadership

Our shipyard holds 50% of Canada’s total shipbuilding capacity, with the capability to build several ships simultaneously.

Decades of guaranteed work

As a partner in Canada’s National Shipbuilding Strategy, our orderbook of high-margin contracts extends well into the 2040s.

Highly skilled workforce

Our people hail from all over the world and have built a reputation of excellence, especially in complex, mission-critical and time-sensitive projects.

Proven track record of delivery

With over 700 ships built, we have become a maritime centre of excellence in Québec and maintain thousands of ships in Canada and around the world.

Premium sustainable operator

Favouring value over volume and pioneering renewable energy concepts, we relentlessly pursue technological and environmental innovation.

Proudly rooted in Québec

In an organic and mutually beneficial relationship with city, region and country, Davie supports thousands of jobs and generates millions of dollars in small business revenue.

Unique heritage spanning two centuries

When one of the pioneers in the new world, Captain Allison Davie, founded his shipbuilding company in 1825, he also laid a cornerstone for the birth of a nation. Ships built in the Québecois company enabled the vital trade and transport of goods across the world, defended the budding nation in times of crisis and powered rebuilding in the following years. Over the course of two centuries, the successes of the Canadian nation and Davie have been intertwined and they continue on that same trajectory. Embodying Canada’s proud maritime tradition, Davie looks to the future, with its roots firmly planted in the heritage and history of the nation it helped to build.


Strategic framework

We are guided by our vision and mission and a set of clearly defined values.

Our mission

Safely building and sustaining Canadian ships by leveraging the country’s highest capacity shipyard with world-class expertise and providing affordable fit-for-purpose fleet renewal and through-life support solutions.

Our vision

Recognized as Canada’s premier shipyard, providing national strategic capabilities, regional career opportunities and economic benefits for generations to come.

Davie is on a set course for continued success, following a clear strategic path.

Maintain and expand core federal and provincial government business

Invest for profitable growth in our infrastructure, people and culture

Create high-value, scalable proprietary solutions through centres of excellence

Diversify into key adjacencies and high-growth international markets

Davie leadership

Teams, not individuals, win in business. This ethos is personified by Davie’s top management, whose diverse and complementary skills are backed up by decades of general business and shipbuilding experience.

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