A forum for every kind of yard job
Norwegian Shipbuilders is the joint sales and marketing organization for more than 20 competing shipyards located along the coast of Norway. Our role is to assist shipowners, and to find them the best offer for any kind of shipbuilding work. The member yards have specialized in their fields for generations and have extensive expertise in all aspects of shipbuilding, from newbuildings to conversions and repairs. They can refer to a long list of satisfied owners. The organization’s main job is to make all the services of its members available and to act as a coordinator during all phases of an assignment.
Finding the right yard for the job
Detailed knowledge of all its member companies gives Norwegian Shipbuilders the necessary insight to recommend which of the yards are best suited to undertake a specific assignment to the maximum benefit of the client. The organization can thereby save the clients the work by connecting them directly with those member yards which have the best expertise and capacity for the job in question.
Competition ensures the right price
Each yard works independently and on its own terms during the tendering procedure, in full competition with the other members. Norwegian Shipbuilders feels a great sense of responsibility for ensuring that each client is offered a good product at the right price, delivered at the agreed time. This reflects the view that satisfied customers are the best reference.
All types of vessel
The member yards cover new building, conversion and repair of most types of vessel. Norwegian Shipbuilders can therefore offer most kind of merchant vessel, fishing vessel, offshore unit or other specialized vessel adapted to meet individual requirements. For many years the member yards have had their hulls built abroad. The staff of Norwegian Shipbuilders has developed a high standard of expertise in assisting the member yards in contracting these hulls from yards within Europe. For that purpose a tailor made contract has been developed by the organisation.
No job is too demanding
A number of special vessels built for challenging applications have been delivered to ship-owners world-wide. Feedback has indicated that these vessels have fully met the demands. As a result Norwegian Shipbuilders has a number of regular customers who have built a large proportion of their fleets at its members’ yards. By serving quality-conscious customers, the organization has acquired top-level shipbuilding expertise. No job is too demanding. The more complicated an assignment is, the better.
Specialist in modern shipbuilding
Norwegian Shipbuilders is staffed by a group of people with long experience from shipping and shipbuilding. Founded in 1945 as the West Norway Shipbuilders Association, its name was changed in 1990 to Norwegian Shipbuilders Sales and Marketing Organization. The purpose was to reflect the industry’s own request – to convert the organization into a pure sales and marketing body.
Over the years, a good and lasting collaboration has been built with shipping companies world-wide. This co-operation has given the member yards detailed knowledge of the requirements which modern vessels must meet. The organization makes its knowledge available to everyone who is thinking of building, converting or repairing ships.
The Board consists of the shipyard’s CEOs
Norwegian Shipbuilders belongs to the member yards themselves, and its objective is to look after the member’s interests. Its board consists of shipbuilding chief executives, who draw up guidelines for the organization’s activities.