Havyard Group News

02 Dec 2019

Havyard Group Taps Larsen as CEO

Gunnar Larsen will serve as interim CEO until a permanent replacement is hired (Photo: Havyard Group)

Norwegian offshore and fishing vessel builder Havyard Group said Gunnar Larsen will serve as interim CEO until the group finds a replacement for retiring chief executive Geir Johan Bakke.Bakke has been employed in Havyard Group since 2001, and he has been CEO since 2004.Larsen, who comes from the position of General Manager of the Havyard Production & Service business area, is Senior Vice President of Market & Business Development in Havyard Group and has been with Havyard for 12 years.He will immediately begin recruiting a permanent CEO, the company said.In November, Havyard Group announced t

04 Nov 2019

Prototype for Hydrogen - One Step Closer

Illustration of the ship’s propulsion systems with integrated LH2 tank and fuel cells.
Photo: Havyard

Havyard is taking the next step towards a hydrogen system pilot for large ships. The company is entering the approval phase and has signed agreements with suppliers of  hydrogen tanks and fuel cells.If large vessels are to sail zero emission at high speed over long distances, battery solutions does not contain enough energy. Fuel cells running on hydrogen is a solution to this, and the Havyard Group, with Havyard Design & Solutions and Norwegian Electric Systems, is now conducting…

26 Aug 2019

Havyard Taking Over Hull Number 50 from Cemre

The launch of hull number 50 was celebrated in style with guests from near and far. (Photo: Havyard)

Havyard’s collaboration with the Turkish shipyard Cemre has been decisive in the company’s ability to deliver top-quality competitive newbuilds from its own shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn.On Saturday, August 24, Cemre Shipyard launched the hull of Havyard Ship Technology AS’s build number 144. The hull will now be towed to Leirvik for fitting out, testing and completion and is scheduled for delivery to Fjord1 in January 2020, to operate the Sandvika - Edøya service. This marks the 50th hull built by Cemre for Havyard…

12 Aug 2019

New Name for MMC Green Technology

MMC Green Technology AS will be renamed Norwegian Greentech AS.In connection with the sale of MMC First Process, it was agreed that MMC Green Technology would change its name. The new name is Norwegian Greentech AS, and Havyard Group ASA is the company's majority owner with 77.78% of the shares. The remaining shares are still owned by key employees who have been with the company since its formation.Ballast water treatment system – a requirementShips built after September 8, 2017 are bound by the requirements of the IMO convention concerning treatment of ballast water, while existing ships must have a ballast water treatment system installed by September 8, 2024. Also, all ships are already required to have an approved ballast water management plan in place.

19 Mar 2019

Havyard Delivers Another Battery-Run Ferry

Photo: Stig Breidvik

Havyard delivered the third battery-run ferry for the Hareid–Sulesund route to Fjord1.To ensure that the ferries run as energy efficient as possible, Havyard developed digital ferry models and incorporated them into a ‘digital Sulafjord’ made with unique weather data from the area.The Norwegian Public Roads Administration has invested more than $11.4m in measurement masts and buoys in the Sulafjord. These provide data about wind, current, temperature, wave height and wave length that Norwegian researchers have not previously had…

02 Nov 2018

Sixth Anchor Handler Delivered to CBO

CBO Terra Brasilis (Photo: Grupo CBO)

Brazilian shipping company Grupo CBO has taken delivery of the final vessel in a series of six Brazilian-built anchor-handlers.The half dozen anchor-handling vessels are of the Havyard 843 design by Norway's Havyard Design & Solutions, which developed the design specially for Brazilian conditions to offer greater width and deck capacity.Havyard signed the initial design contract for the first four vessels in 2014 and a further two in 2016, marking the design firm's first contract…

05 Mar 2018

Fjord1 Orders Seven Battery-Powered Ferries with Havyard

Photo: Havyard Group

Havyard Group will be delivering the design for seven battery-powered ferries to Norwegian transportation company Fjord1, five of which will be built at the company’s own shipyard. Havyard and Fjord1 will thereby continue their partnership to achieve a green revolution on the Norwegian fjords. With this contract, Havyard Group has orders for 13 battery ferries at its own yard and has sold 12 battery ferry designs. "We have put the ferries in operation by using advanced simulation tools, this way we could optimize them to the outmost.

05 May 2017

Havyard to Build World's Largest Live Fish Carrier

(Image: Havyard)

Sølvtrans orders the world’s largest live fish carrier from Havyard. The world’s largest shall, in addition, offer the best fish welfare in the world. The live fish carrier, to be named Ronja Storm, will be 116 meters long with a breadth of 23 meters. The vessel will feature fish tank capacity of 7,450 cubic meters of water, more than twice the amount of normal-sized live fish carriers. In addition, the vessel has capacity for carrying 5,000 cubic meters of freshwater. After delivery, the ship will enter a 10-year contract for the fish farming company Huon in Tasmania, outside of Australia.

17 Aug 2015

Havyard Group Restructuring to Stay Profitable

New focus areas Havyard hopes that other markets, such as fisheries, aquaculture and renewable energy, will help to compensate for the downturn in the offshore market.  Here represented by a Havyard 832 SOV that is operated

All business areas in Havyard Group have been affected to a varying degree by the general downturn in the market in the oil industry. The Group has been working over time on rationalisation and restructuring in order to adapt to the new framework conditions. As a result of recent market developments and expectations of continuing low demand, the Group is now implementing further measures. Among other things, this will entail cutting the workforce by around 100 full-time equivalents.

15 Feb 2015

Havyard Delivers Windmill OSVs to Esvagt

Photo by Esvagt

Norway's Havyard Ship Technology has delivered the first of three offshore wind service operations vessels to Danish shipping company Esvagt. The 83.7-metre vessel is the first of its kind to be manufactured by the oil sector specialist and will be deployed under long-term contracts with Siemens. The vessel is the first of a pair ordered in July 2013 to work under long-term contracts with Siemens on service assignments for offshore wind farms. The second is scheduled for delivery from the shipyard in March this year.

17 Nov 2014

“Olympus” Named in Fosnavåg

Olympus

Build number 116 from Havyard is called ‘Olympus’. It is the third in the series of Havyard’s 832 design, and, as mentioned, the eighth vessel to be delivered to Global Offshore Services. On Friday night, an Indian ceremony was held on board, where the Indians blessed this impressive ship in accordance with their customs, before godmother Sun Wen of China wished the vessel good luck in the traditional manner. In addition to the invited guests many others also took the trip to see «Olympus» being named at quay in Fosnavåg in the lovely November weather.

05 Sep 2014

Havyard Group Reorganize Business Sectors

Roar Stenersen: Photo Havyard

As part of the further rationalisation of administrative tasks in the business area, Havyard inform it has now been decided to merge Havyard MMC Fish Handling AS and Havyard Refrigeration AS with the parent company Havyard Fish Handling & Refrigeration AS. The merger will be implemented with effect from 1 January 2015. In order to retain the MMC brand name, which is very strong in the fish handling and refrigeration sector, the name of the business area will be changed from Havyard Fish Handling & Refrigeration AS to Havyard MMC AS.

29 Aug 2014

Brazil AHTS Contract Breakthrough for Havyard

Contract signing: Photo Havyard

Havyard says it is to deliver the ship design and equipment for four anchor handling tug supply (AHTS) vessels that are to be built and operated by the Brazilian shipping company and shipyard group Grupo CBO. The contract has been entered into by Havyard Design & Solutions, which is responsible for the development of the ship design and for integration and coordination of the equipment packages. The contract also includes deliveries from other business areas in Havyard Group, including Havyard IAS (integrated automation and alarm systems)…

18 Aug 2014

New Head of Havyard Ship Technology

Kenneth Pettersen: Photo Havyard/Siv Nærø

Kenneth Pettersen becomes Executive Vice President of Havyard Ship Technology AS, thereby becoming head of the business area and general manager of the company. Pettersen will also continue as COO of the Havyard Group as well as being deputy for CEO Geir Johan Bakke of Havyard Group. Pettersen is 48 years old and was educated as a mechanical engineer with additional qualifications in project management and business management. He worked at Ulstein shipyard for 17 years as a planner…

11 Jul 2014

Shipbuilders Havyard 'First Taste' Program for 20 Youngsters

Young ship designers: Image Havyard

Norway's Havyard says that for two weeks 20 young adults have been participating in the company's introduction program, visiting some of the locations where it is located: Fosnavåg, Ålesund, Leirvik and Sopot, Poland. Different activities, guided tours aboard ships and presentations about how it is to work in an international company, have shown the youngsters how much a maritime company like Havyard has to offer. Two of the participants, Nikolai Kvellestad and Benedicte Pettersen thought that the visit in Poland and to witness the international collaboration…

01 Jul 2014

Havyard Rings Bell on Group's Oslo Bourse Listing

Havyard Group listing: Photo Oslo Børs

Norwegian shipbuilders, service providers & designers Havyard Group ASA inform that its listed stock has been traded on the Oslo Børs as President & CEO Geir Johan Bakke rang the ceremonial bell. Per Sævik, CEO of the family company Havila Holding said in connection with the planning of the IPO: “Our family has broad interests in the offshore supply industry. In light of this, and because we see that we need to optimise the conditions for continued growth for Havyard Group, both on technology and ship equipment, we choose to reduce our ownership.

27 Jun 2014

Havyard Group Firm Executives Change Roles

Roar Stenersen & Leif Gjelseth: Photo Havyard

Havyard Group informs that Roar Stenersen has been appointed as Executive Vice-President of Havyard Fish Handling & Refrigeration to replace Leif Gjelseth who takes over as leader of sales and business development. Roar Stenersen, has since October 2013 been the general manager of the two product areas in Havyard Fish Handling and Refrigeration and had day-to-day responsibility for operations. The Board has now appointed Stenersen as Executive Vice President for Havyard Fish Handling & Refrigeration AS. He also replaces Leif Gjelseth in the corporate management at Havyard Group ASA.

14 Jun 2014

Havyard Group – Launch Of IPO & Prospectus Publication

Courtesy Havyard Group

Havyard Group ASA submitted an updated application for listing of its shares on Oslo Børs, alternatively Oslo Axess, on 6 June 2014. It is expected that the stock exchange will consider the application in a meeting of its board of directors on 18 June 2014. Subject to approval of the application and compliance with the listing criteria, the first day of trading is expected to be 26 June 2014. Havyard Group has gone through a significant growth and has established itself as one of the key providers of maritime technologies…

19 Nov 2013

FEMCO Contracts Havyard for Ice Breaker Newbuild

Photo: Havyard

Havyard has been commissioned to design and build an ice breaker vessel for Russian shipping company FEMCO, to be designed by Havyard Design & Solutions in Fosnavaag, Norway and is going to be constructed at Havyard Ship Technology`s shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, Norway. The vessel will become newbuild no.122 and is due to be delivered in September 2015. The Russian shipping company has also secured an option for the construction of one further Havyard 843 Ice. Havyard has experience in constructing icebreakers for Russian shipowners.

25 Mar 2013

Iceland Likely to Order More PSV's

Iceland, which issued its first offshore oil and gas exploration licenses this year, seeks to become a hub for subsea explorers from Greenland to Jan Mayen. Foreign Minister Ossur Skarphedinsson announced that Icelandic companies will probably follow oil-service provider Fafnir Offshore’s 7.3 billion kronur ($59 million) purchase of the country’s first platform supply vessel (PSV) from Norway’s Havyard Group reports Bloomberg. Iceland will seek to become an oil-service hub for exploration in its northern waters, off Norway’s Arctic Jan Mayen island and offshore Greenland, as the island recovers from the 2008 banking meltdown that led to its worst recession in six decades. Source: Bloomberg

18 Nov 2012

Havyard Group Buys Out MMC

Havyard & MMC Principals: Photo credit Havyard Group

Norway's Havyard Group AS buys 70 % of the shares in MMC, provider of products & services to the fishing & offshore vessel sectors. MMC has 120 employees and the company’s main office is at Mjølstadneset in Fosnavåg on the west coast of Norway. The company is also located in Stavanger, Haugesund, Vigra and Tromsø, as well as having a branch office in Lima, Peru. MMC and Tendos joined forces in 2000 to deliver products  to fishing and well boats as well as shore-based receiving plants.

29 Jun 2012

Atlantic Offshore Choose Havyard Design for FSV

Photo credit Havyard Group

Atlantic has engaged in a four-year standby contract with the oil- and gas corporation TOTAL in the North Sea from 2014 to put in place a new vessel with a capacity for 300 persons in the Martin Linge gas field, northwest of Stavanger, Norway. The newbuild, due to be delivered in the summer of 2014, is a standby vessel (FSV) to a completely new design by Havyard Design & Engineering. Atlantic Offshore has previously worked with Havyard Group. “Ocean Pride”, a Havyard 832 design…

29 May 2012

Norwegian Shipyard Reports Growth in Indian OSV Orders

Five vessels have already been constructed and delivered from Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik, Norway. The Fosnavåg-based company is also in the middle of constructing a vessel of a Havyard 832 design, due to be delivered from the Leirvik shipyard in March next year. And recently the latest contract for a vessel of a Havyard 832 design to be delivered in July next year, was signed to the value of NOK 270 million. There`s also an option for delivery of a vessel of the same design in March 2014. The 8 vessels have a value of around NOK 2 billion. CEO Geir Johan Bakke of Havyard Group AS is proud by what the business group from Fosnavaag, Norway has managed to achieve in India and in particular in relation to Global Offshore. "It is like a little Norwegian industrial fairy-tale.

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