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Fosnavüg – Norway`s number one business town


Of good design and Goddesses


Time isn`t necessarily money


The fifth Artus

this issue

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Havyard Times is the external magazine for the Havyard Group and its subsidiaries. Through this magazine we hope to give our customers an impression of our local, regional and worldwide activities. Our business philosophy is “Adding value”. We hope this magazine will add value to you.

chief editor: writers:

gunnar larsen hege norman, Steinar Eggesbø hagen, Harald THorseth

translator: concept and design: photographers: print:

Steinar Eggesbø hagen cann as yann aker, Leo costa, fuglefjellet seriprint AS





Editorial by CEO of the Havyard Group


From small company to major group


Fosnavüg – Norway`s number one business town


The best support vessel of 2011: Seven Havila


Of good design and Goddesses


Best compromise


Time isn`t necessarily money


The fifth Artus


New contracts and deliveries



The human factor will be decisive in the future

You are now reading the sixth edition of Havyard Times

essential, we have decided to establish Havyard Centre

and I do hope you find it interesting. The purpose of

of Expertise (HCE). Through HCE we will define what

this magazine is to communicate the current status

competence we need based on the business areas we

of developments within Havyard, and also to focus on

choose to focus on. Based on what we define as our

factors that are important for a positive development

core competence we will set up routines and training

within the maritime industry in general.

programmes that secure a controlled development in terms of competence and motivation. This will be done

I believe the human factor will be even more important

by using both external and internal resources.

in the future. When speaking of this I think of highly motivated people with top skills and competence. Or as

Motivation is a management responsibility

I say at work, “effort and competence beat facilities and

Motivation is first and foremost a management

product, always, in every case.”

responsibility and everyone in charge of personnel carries the responsibility of contributing towards this

During the positive economic upturn we have been

goal. Leaders and managers at top level have the

through, we have learnt that it is not the shipbuilders

absolute responsibility. Through being visible in both

with the best shipbuilding facilities that have had

adversity and prosperity the leader will be a prime

the best success in delivering vessels of good quality

motivator, and also by making sure that the complete

on time and on budget. And it has been possible for

organisation focuses on competence and motivation.

Havyard to establish Havyard design ™ as a product and trademark on par with, and often as a preferred option

Reorganisation of Havyard Group

in the market, related to those offshore designers who

We are running a leadership programme in Havyard

have been established for decades. I think this is due

called “To do before you have to”. The aim here is to

to Havyard`s ambition that only the best and most

evaluate what changes we would likely be doing in the

motivated people should work for Havyard. I think this

future, changes we didn`t think of at the time because

statement has already been confirmed, where based on

it wasn`t necessary. The advantage of doing something

competence and hard work, we have delivered equally

before you really have to is to give yourself extra time

good and in our opinion even better products than the

and to take less risk. The challenge is then defining what

established offshore designers.

you should do in a situation where you can get away with doing nothing. To date, an important result of the

Havyard Centre of Expertise

leadership programme is the reorganisation of Havyard

With the understanding that motivated employees

Group into four business areas.

with high competence and the right expertise is


editorial by ceo of the havyard group, geir johan bakke


“The advantage of doing something before you really have to is to give yourself extra time and to take less risk.�

1. Havyard Global Solutions 2. Havyard Ship Technology 3. Havyard Design and Engineering 4. Havyard Power and Systems

The background for this was to become even more efficient and to clearly define our position in the market, as well as concentrating our competence within fewer, but larger companies.

Finally, I would like to wish all our employees, customers, suppliers and others good luck. I am looking forward to a successful cooperation where our aim is to make each other good.


President & CEO, Havyard Group AS


from small company to major group

From small company to major group The Havyard reorganisation is a direct result of the “Client first” programme, where the aim is to put the customer and the customer`s expectations of Havyard as the number one priority. text: He g e

n o r man

photo: Ya n n


Due to its instant success and rapid development,

this by establishing companies that specialised in

Havyard is changing its business structure in order

delivering individual products and services within

to make life easier for Havyard customers. What

the value chain. This was a “small company cul-

started out as a local shipyard in Norway has now

ture” proving to be a huge success. But by grow-

become an international group of businesses.

ing ever-larger it has become more challenging

Havyard Global Solutions AS

to market our activities with so many different

Havyard Ship Technology AS

branches,” says Executive Vice President Gunnar

Havyard Design & Engineering AS

Larsen of Havyard Global Solutions.

Havyard Power & Systems AS These










When controlling more of the links of the value

Havyard Group.

chain it becomes easier extracting synergies and

“The incitement at the be-

the final product is much more unified.

ginning was to control larger

“With three product oriented business areas and

parts of the

one for international sales, we have created a plat-

value chain

form consisting of fewer individual companies. As

within the

a result it will be much easier for our clients and

group. We

customers to contact us and to find exactly what



Extracting synergies

they are looking for,” says Larsen.

from small company to major group

The Havyard reorganisation is a direct result of the

and services in support of

“Client first” programme, where the aim is to put

building these vessels. This is done

the customer and the customer`s expectations of

to make sure that the shipbuilding process is a

Havyard as the number one priority.

successful one, no matter where in the world the

Since the start in 2000, Havyard Group has had a

ship is being built.

continuous development of a wide range of products,

“The development of Havyard Group is character-

internationalisation, competence and number of

ised by key personnel with core skills and compe-

employees. From being just a local shipyard Havyard

tence establishing dedicated companies. The key

Group has developed into a group of corporations

personnel have developed new products and ser-

with competence, skills and products throughout

vices that fit into an overall strategy. The people

the value chain of shipbuilding technology. Ships

with this competence and entrepreneurial spirit

of a Havyard design ™ are now built and are sailing

have been essential to Havyard`s success,” says


Larsen. To realise new, long-term goals and strategies, it

Havyard worldwide

is vital for Havyard Group to be dimensioned for

India, China, Singapore; ship-owners in an ever-

further growth and to supply an organisation that

increasing number of countries around the world

facilitates efficient use of the synergies between

now wish to build ships of a Havyard design. In

the units of the group. This again enables us to

addition, Havyard delivers a range of products

give more added value to our customers.


from small company to major group











global solutions as

ship technology as

Design & System Packages

Newbuilding in Norway

Sales organisation and strategies

Shipbuilding Technology world wide

International network

After sales

General Marketing Communications



from small company to major group



design & engineering as

power & systems as

Havyard Design™

Electrical installations


Havyard IAS™ & PMS


Havyard ConCept Bridge™


Bridge Watch System

Engineering support

Communication, Information & Entertainment System Multi Control System Dieselelectric Propulsion System


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town

Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town text: h a r a ld


tHo rseth, hege norman

Photo: ya n n


Fosnavüg – Norway`s number one business town


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town

Fosnavåg, in the municipality of Herøy in Sunnmøre,

to a total of 8500, whereas the number of employees in

was voted as Norway`s number one business town

the offshore industry during that same period has gone

in both 2008 and 2010. This is an annual rating of all the

from 700 to 3500 people, a number still increasing.

cities and towns in Norway, and is based on a survey of

When the oil industry in the North Sea started at the

how well Norwegian cities and towns have succeeded in

beginning of the 1970s, many people in Herøy were

terms of developing businesses, industries and creating

sceptical towards what would happen next, especially

financial values. The survey was carried out by Norway`s

the fishermen and fishing boat owners. The relationship

leading business magazine, Kapital.

between the new and old servants of the North Sea

Fosnavåg, given town status in year 2000, has a

was at times tense. In areas previously dominated by

population of around 3500. The people here have had

fishing, fishermen were no longer allowed because of

fishing as the most important economic foundation,

the new drilling- and oil production rigs. Many people

but over the last few years there have been enormous

were also concerned about the scope of this new

commitment and focus on the offshore industry

industry. The extent of this new field of business was

within the municipality. Still, Herøy remains one of the

a concern in terms of competition for workforce and

largest fishing communities in Norway. In the Herøy

the possibility of draining other industries of their

area there are 25 larger ocean-going vessels and many

resources. The country had virtually full employment

smaller boats. In addition, ten coast guard vessels have

and in the early 1970s unemployment was beyond the

Fosnavåg as their home port.

horizon of political thinking. Many were apprehensive about the oil industry causing an increased demand for


workforce and thus the cost of this would go up.

No other town or city in Norway can match the number

Some of the fishing boat owners in Herøy soon took

of offshore vessels that Fosnavåg has. The eight

an interest in the oil industry in the North Sea, and

offshore companies Olympic Shipping, Havila Shipping,

upped their investments in seismic and supply vessels,

Bourbon Offshore Norway, Rem Offshore, Neptune

often as a supplement to the new and modern fishing

Offshore, Remøy Shipping, Remøy Management and

vessels. One of the reasons for this was that the effort

Fosnavaag Shipping own close to a hundred offshore

of operation and technology were closely linked to

vessels to the grand value of close to USD 5 billion. At

deep-sea fishing. In this sense it wasn`t a big change-

the start of the 1990s you could only find ten of these

over, but at the same time it was a major step from

vessels here. Moreover, major international companies

what was safe and familiar, towards the uncertain and

like STX OSV, Rolls-Royce Marine, Ulstein, Brunvoll and

unfamiliar territories of a new business.

Havyard Group are based in the northwest of Norway. Since 1992 the population of Herøy has increased by 300


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town


introduction of the engine came at a time when fishing

In Herøy, Per Sævik was the pioneer in this field. At the

was good, both for herring and cod. Simultaneously,

end of the 1970s he disembarked from the fishing boat

the engine helped improving results of the fisheries. It

and focused on the oil industry, a successful industry

has been said that the engine was as revolutionary for

at the time. Regulations of quotas and generally less

fishing as electricity had become for the industry.

fish in the ocean were other likely explanations for him

The good harbour of Fosnavåg was without a doubt an

deciding to expand within other arenas.

important reason for the fishing village strengthening

In 1981 Sævik contracted his first supply vessel and

its position from the 1900s. Besides, at the start of the

established Sævik Supply, acquired later by the American

1900s there were renewals and growth in various trades

based Trico Marine in 1997. The following year he listed

in Fosnavåg. Many of the newly established businesses

a new company on the stock exchange, but only five

came directly from the maritime development in the

years on and the French Bourbon Group gained control

municipality after the turn of the century. During the

of this company.

next decades a trade- and service environment grew

Today, Per Sævik`s Havila Shipping, with its main offices

and created the rural town of Fosnavåg.

in Fosnavåg, consists of a fleet of 26 ships with a further two being constructed.

T HE A M A ZI N G WI N T ER HERRI N G F I S HERY The winter herring fishery of the 1950s, one of


the largest seasonal fisheries in the world, was

There have been big changes in Fosnavåg over the

tremendously important for the progress of Fosnavåg.

last years. Houses and seaside warehouses have been

The 1950s saw its peak, but also the end of a long and

knocked down and new buildings are constructed

plentiful period for herring. At the peak close to 30

next to one another. More than a hundred years ago

000 fishermen and almost 2700 boats were involved.

Fosnavåg had few inhabitants and buildings, but you

The record year came in 1956 when 12.3 million

could easily see that the fishing village had something

hectolitres of herring were brought home. During the


next year the quantum was dramatically reduced and

Around this time the fishermen started putting engines

success was followed by tougher times.

onto their fishing boats. With an engine the distance

The vibrant life at sea, the fishing of herring with

to where you caught the fish was less important. More

fishnets and seines, the huge amount of boats in

importantly were the spacious harbours where you

operation, all lured tourists to its shores. Tourism and

could find shelter from the rough weathers and where

travel agencies arranged for people to experience

it was possible to tank up on oil, acquiring various

herring trips at sea, and for the people of Fosnavåg it

types of supplies and getting your engine fixed. The

was all an adventure.


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town

Even foreigners were fascinated by this fairytale.

especially from northern Norway. For the ship traders

The Ministry of Fisheries organised trips for foreign

and other businesses in Fosnavåg the winter herring

diplomats, and some even came to Herøy. Amongst

fishing resulted in an increased capital turnover. In

people experiencing fishing for “the silver of the

these two months of fishing the trading could be

sea” - herring fishing - was Norway`s Prime Minister

bigger than the rest of the year put together. In the

Einar Gerhardsen and diplomats from a wide range of

centre of Fosnavåg there were shops in almost every

countries in America, Europe and Asia.

house with opening hours from early morning until way past midnight, even at weekends. There were so

C O MPE T I T I O N Newspapers


many customers in the shops certain days that the great

shop owners simply couldn`t manage to serve all of

attention to this adventure and the newspapers




them. Life in Fosnavåg was transformed in this era.

printed an overview of the most successful boats.

As many as 10 000 fishermen found shelter in the

The winter herring fishing looked increasingly like a

harbour during the herring season.

national sporting event. It was part of furthering the competitive spirit between fishermen and the fishing


boat owners; not least in Herøy.


During these fabulous years of fishing there was a

The Voldnes Group was the largest and most important

great demand for people working onshore, within

company in Fosnavåg back then. During the good

fish factories and fish production. Workers poured

herring years close to 500 people were employed at

in to Fosnavåg from many parts of the country,

various Voldnes sites. When the fishing was on the


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town

“The Mayor of Herøy, Arnulf Goksøyr, believes Fosnavåg will be challenged by others at some future date.” decline towards the end of the 1950s, the company

at almost everything. That`s life as people know it

had a simple choice of firing people or thinking

on these tiny islands. An unwritten rule says that

afresh. Early in the 1960s Voldnes Shipyard was built in

you cooperate whenever you can and you compete

Fosnavåg. Many of the workers at Voldnes were within

whenever you have to. This is a norm still at large

a short time frame retrained as shipbuilders and in

today. Another essential ingredient mentioned is

1964 the first boat built at the shipyard was launched.

the willingness to take risks; the offshore owners

Over the next years, Voldnes Shipyard had plenty of

are dynamic and have the willpower to achieve swift

work. In 1972 Voldnes Shipyard delivered Rig Pilot, the

results. But at the same time they are aware of the

very first Norwegian-built supply vessel for Norwegian

dangers of being too hasty, and if you are, things may


go wrong. Equally, being too late and you may also be doomed. To succeed then, you simply must get the


wind of something...

The many offshore companies in Fosnavåg are amongst the largest suppliers of various services


to the oil and offshore related industries. There is a

It is relevant to associate these ship-owners to the

tough and healthy competition going on between the

master seiners of the great herring era of the 1950s.

offshore companies in regards to getting contracts,

In this incomprehensible way, they were kind of

while they manage to cooperate in other fields. One

gifted with a force and skills to entice the sparkling

explanation for so many successful businesses in

silver out of the ocean. They possessed a scent - an

such a small area is that people challenge each other

inexplicable ability of being in the right place at the


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town

“Stig Remøy, entrepreneur, owner of Olympic Shipping and Vice President of Norwegian Shipowners` Association, compares Fosnavåg to what Silicon Valley means to the US and what Bangalore is for India.”

right time. They were the coastal celebrities of their







time and were spoken of with admiration and respect.

Association, compares Fosnavåg to what Silicon Valley

A common denominator for the master seiners was

means to the US and what Bangalore is for India.

that they realised that a seiner on his own could do

“They are all unique locations packed with competence.

little – he is totally dependent of his crew in order to

Fosnavåg alone operates more than 100 vessels,” he

achieve a good result. That is also how it works for

points out, and exemplifies this by referring to design

the offshore ship-owner. You totally depend on your

companies. Speaking of design companies, there are

learned colleagues to succeed – at sea and onshore.

seven in the whole of Norway. It says a lot when six of these are situated on Sunnmøre, Norway. The around


200 businesses in the maritime cluster, located within

The ship-owners virtually play in the same team as the

a rather small geographical area, design, build, fit out

local community and both parties show great goodwill

and operate the largest and most advanced offshore

towards each other. The ship-owners work as a joint

fleet in the world. The success of the maritime

source of power when it comes to raising money

cluster is a result of the combination of interaction

for projects like Astroturf football fields, building of

and competition, both externally and in-house.

churches, waterparks, hotel, cinema, community

International research shows that these business



clusters – including the networking created thereof

many types of services, and if people are to enjoy

– lead to higher employment, larger financial growth,

themselves, voluntary work and cultural activities are

better wages, improved productivity and a higher


number of recently established companies.






The growth within the offshore industry has led to an obvious shortage in workforce. It is important to


offer services that will attract people to settle here.

Stig Remøy thinks that some of the unique features

Today, around 3500 employees are working onshore

about Fosnavåg are that fishermen, suppliers and

and offshore within maritime businesses based in

ship-owners are gathered in a small geographical area.

Fosnavåg. The maritime industry has generated a

This makes the competition even greater and provides

need for competence in sales and marketing, HSE,

added vitality.

engineering, HR, finance and accounting. This also

“All levels of offshore operations are found in Fosnavåg.

makes the market attractive for women. At sea there

It gives us all an incredible power and will for innovation.

are mostly men, but even here you will find women

Overall, this leads to an even faster development,”


says Remøy. He thinks that offshore companies from

Stig Remøy, entrepreneur, owner of Olympic Shipping

the maritime cluster very often set the standards


Fosnavåg – Norway`s number one business town


• Fosnavåg is the town centre in the municipality of Herøy on Sunnmøre, with around 8500 inhabitants • More than 100 Offshore Service Vessels are controlled and operated from Fosnavåg • The OSV fleet in Fosnavåg represents a value of more Fosnavåg

than NOK 25 billion, or around USD 5 billion • Herøy is one of Norway`s largest fishing communities with 25 to 30 ocean-going fishing vessels • Fosnavåg is home for ten coast guard vessels in operation. • 3500 people are working offshore and onshore for Fosnavåg-based companies

in technology for the rest of the world, for example

carries on, it is obvious that there will be a big demand

environmental technology.

for qualified people. Remøy emphasizes that transport

He certainly doesn’t exclude the possibility that the long

and communications to Ålesund and Oslo is absolutely

traditions of subsisting from fishing and agriculture

vital if the industry is to succeed in getting enough

have given the people of Sunnmøre an added edge

qualified personnel in the future. This includes a further

when it comes to competitiveness.

improvement of Ørsta-Volda Airport, Hovden and a

“We are used to living off what nature provides and the

mainland connection to Ålesund.

fishermen often had to go further and further away to catch the fish. Today 70 to 80 percent of the catch


comes from the big oceans of the world,” says Remøy.

The Mayor of Herøy, Arnulf Goksøyr, believes Fosnavåg

He compares developments of today with the amazing

will be challenged by others at some future date.

herring years of the 1950s. Similar to how Fosnavåg

“People elsewhere have registered what the small

then received national attention, today services from

town of Fosnavåg has achieved and they will hope to

Fosnavåg are in demand all over the world.

do the same,” he says. But Goksøyr is still fairly sure that the unique offshore environment of Fosnavåg


will retain its strong position in years to come.

One of the major challenges in the time ahead is to

“Many of the offshore companies here are family

continue strengthening and developing the maritime

companies and a new generation will sooner or later

cluster that Fosnavåg`s offshore environment is part of.

take the leading role and guide the business on. A

“If the growth continues, the challenges of the future

condition for the next generation proving successful

will be to reach hold of sufficient expertise for our

will be to show the same wisdom and commitment

industry. We envisage that Aalesund University College

that the founders of these offshore companies have

can become like a job centre for our cluster. Also, the

demonstrated. The ones taking over the heritage must

infrastructure is essential. Not everyone wishes to settle

show the same hunger as their parents if they are to

down and work on a tiny islet,” Remøy says and smiles.

succeed,” Arnulf Goksøyr points out, who also believes

Eiksundsambandet – an underwater tunnel and roads

that local attachment, patriotism, strong desire and

on Sunnmøre linking together a larger geographical

commitment are important words that describe the

region and workforce – has opened up the job market

incredible development of businesses and industries

for an added 20 000 inhabitants. This is still not enough.

of Fosnavåg and Herøy over the last few years.

As an example, Remøy uses Olympic Shipping. A company started in 1997 with only three people has today close to 600 employees. If this development


the best support vessel of 2011: seven havila

The best support vessel of 2011: Seven Havila “Like stepping into a new world� Diving crew text: h e g e


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photo: f u g l e f j e l l e t

the best support vessel of 2011: seven havila


the best support vessel of 2011: seven havila

“Havyard`s vision is to be the most innovative supplier of shipbuilding technology in the world.”

“Havyard`s vision is to be the most innovative supplier

“Completing Seven Havila has given everyone in

of shipbuilding technology in the world.”

Havyard`s organisation an added boost in further developing our design and shipbuilding technology.

Sleek lines, modern finish and innovative solutions.

Also, we have been able to succeed in our own

During the Offshore Support Journal Conference in

restructuring process in order to meet the demands of

London in February this year, Seven Havila got the most

our client. Receiving the OSJ award for Seven Havila is

votes in the contest for Support Vessel of the Year 2011.

a solid confirmation of us having achieved what we set

The ship is a Havyard 858 DSV design, a state-of-the-art

out to do. We have delivered a product of excellence,”

diving support vessel built at Havyard Ship Technology

says Solaas, who believes this confirms Havyard`s

AS in Leirvik. Project Director Trygve Solaas believes

position in the Premier League of shipbuilding. The

the biggest challenges in the building process have

award has also been well noticed in the market.

been coordinating and integrating the diving systems onboard the vessel. There are vast amounts of custom

A fo r m i d ab l e e l e vat i on of l e v e l

designed equipment installed inside the ship.

Project Manager Håkon Kopperstad of Havila Shipping

“Considering the technical solutions and logistics it

believes that Seven Havila did not get the OSJ award

has been a demanding process, in addition to the

by accident.

contractual challenges of all the parties that have been

“Initially, this was a very complex newbuilding project

involved in the building process,” says Solaas.

involving many parties. Havyard has had a very steep

The ship is a joint venture between Havila Shipping

learning curve and the elevation of their level is

and Subsea 7 and shall be used for subsea operations

formidable. The end product is a credit to Havyard and

assisted by divers. Seven Havila is presently going

it`s also one of the most advanced vessels in the world,”

through rigid and thorough testing near Stavanger and

Kopperstad states.

the feedback so far has been excellent.

The shipbuilding process has not been without certain challenges, but as the work progressed, things simply

I m p r e ss e d b y t h e co m p l e x i t y

got better and better.

“We have received very good feedback so far, both

Kopperstad has also been onboard the vessel during

from the customer and other interested parties,”

the test period in Stavanger and the crew has heaped

Solaas confirms, who has seen lots of visitors onboard

praise onto the vessel and its facilities.

the vessel. Visitors ranging from pupils to potential

“They say it was like entering a whole new world,”

customers have inspected the vessel and been thrilled

Kopperstad says and smiles, hoping and trusting that

by the end result, and most visitors are impressed by

things will be going just as smoothly in the future.

the complexity of the vessel.


the best support vessel of 2011: havyard seven design™ havila

V i s i on : b e i ng t h e m ost i nno vat i v e i n

new and good solutions that give added value to the

the world

client,” says Geir Johan Bakke.

Havyard`s vision is to be the most innovative supplier of

He still mentions one factor that he thinks was decisive

shipbuilding technology in the world. It`s an ambitious

for the success of Seven Havila; the close cooperation

vision but companies of the maritime cluster in the

with the ship-owners and key suppliers.

northwest of Norway are not known to set themselves

“We have learnt a lot in this process and the project has

modest targets.

given us a new platform that we will continue to build

“Our aim is simply to be the best in the world. We are

in order to develop our group and our products,” says

a company investing time and effort in being ahead in


a competitive market and our clients and customers

Havyard has no time for resting on their laurels as new

need us to go for new and competitive products and

targets are in their sights.

solutions. Our main driving force behind this is of course our own skills and competence, but not least

T h e n e x t ta r g e ts

demanding customers and good competitors do

The foremost aim of Havyard is constantly having

help to inspire us. We have worked hard to develop

processes running in order to continuously developing

and deliver the best possible products in terms of

the group. This means added value for customers.

innovation, quality and competitiveness. Seven Havila`s

“We know that satisfied customers are what we live

award at the OSJ Conference is a recognition of the

by and the products we deliver must help them to

competence and effort that you will find in the Havyard

be competitive and profitable. We always look to and

organisation,” says President and CEO Geir Johan Bakke

strive to achieve our vision. Our good and demanding

of Havyard Group. Bakke also confirms that the prize

customers always make sure that we are on our toes.

gives Havyard newfound motivation to continuously

Moreover, we have this inner belief and driving force

developing the group further.

in our organisation to do before we have to, and that gives us possibilities and advantages that our

Pass i on fo r s h i p b u i l d i ng

competitors may not have,” Bakke says, and with a glint

The Havyard Group has not got a simple recipe for

in his eye he adds:

success. Hard work, professional pride and a deep

“I can promise you that there are lots of exciting things

passion are all key ingredients to its success so far.

going on here and those who continue to follow the

“We have many competent and passionate employees,

Havyard development will not be left disappointed...”

people who put formidable efforts into their work. We love challenges and based on the experience we have gained already, we are very much capable of finding


of good design and goddesses

Of good design and Goddesses text: h e g e


n o r man

photo: ya n n


of good design and goddesses

“If you talk about design, there are some things that survive through shifting trends. The Citroën DS for example, is a beautiful car that will be beautiful at any time” Stig Magne Espeseth


of good design and goddesses

The assignment behind Seven Havila was to design

completed at Havyard Ship Technology AS and

the most advanced diving support vessel in the

the ship received the prestigious award «Support

world. With the achievement of the prestigious

Vessel of the Year 2011».

OSJ-award in London, Havyard Group can safely say that they accomplish what they set out

The most advanced DSV in the world

to do. The naval architects Arve Helsem Leine

“The most challenging part was the diving system.

and Stig Espeseth, believe that a good design

The ship was to incorporate a diving support

is recognizable and timeless. Whether it is the

system, and we engaged in close dialogue with

world’s greatest diving support vessel or a Citroën

Havila Shipping and Subsea 7 (formerly Acergy) to

DS, also known as «Goddess».

succeed. Subsea 7 knows diving systems and the








real challenge was to implement these systems

Engineering, Arve Helsem Leine, thinks that the

within the ship,” explains Leine.

ultimate challenge of any era would have been to

The last time such a big diving support vessel was

design and build the Titanic. If the naval architects

built, was in 1985. The market is small, and Leine

had put the watertight bulkheads one deck higher

appreciates being part of a team that had the

up, the ship would still sail, he claims. But then

opportunity to design the Seven Havila. The goal

again, maybe it wouldn’t have been that famous.

was to build the most advanced diving support

Instead, almost a hundred years later, Arve and

vessel in the world.

his team faced the challenge of designing and

“Is it the most advanced?”



“Yes,” the designer says with a short laugh, and

vessel of all times. Last year the construction was

then puts on a more serious face; “it also turns






of good design and goddesses

out to be very nice to look at. As we expected,” he

proud. But first and foremost function and

adds quietly, almost humble. In the very same calm

arrangement are the main issues. And of course,

and stout manner that generally characterizes

there are some simple things you can do to make

people working in the maritime cluster. Where

it look good,” he points out.

ships are synonymous to life.

He must know what he is talking about. Seven

“The ship is supposed to last for at least 25 to

Havila got the most votes worldwide for Support

30 years. It is expensive stuff and our greatest

Vessel of the Year 2011. Even though functionality

assignment till now,” states Arve.

comes first, the classical lines of the vessel strike even the older sailors of Fosnavåg. With a nod of

Recognition and marketing value

recognition, Arve and Stig Magne approve of the

Arve Helsem Leine confirms that the OSJ-award

ship with a little shared grin.

gives Havyard Group recognition in the industry

Arve is convinced that classical lines will last

and also provides good marketing value. But far

through time.

more importantly, he believes, is that the owners

“Just look at the Citroën DS. This car is from the

and the captain and crew are satisfied. The ship

sixties, but still ends up winning awards for best

is still being thoroughly tested, but so far the

design even today,” he says.

response has been exclusively positive.

Without even realizing what his colleague and

“Do you feel to some extent that aesthetics has to

friend has just stated, the Executive Vice President

come at the expense of functionality?”

at Havyard Design & Engineering, Stig Magne

“It is pleasing to see things that look good. It

Espeseth, says precisely the same thing as the

makes everybody involved in the project really

Design Manager.


of good design and goddesses

“Classical lines will last through time”

“When you talk about design, there are some

Seven havila

things that survive the shifting of trends. The Citroën DS, for example, is a beautiful car that will

• Loa: 120,0 m

remain beautiful at any time …”

• Beam: 23,0 m

No wonder the design office works smoothly!

• Dead weight: 6800 t • Deck area: 1050 m

Spends time developing

• Speed: 16,3 knots

There are more than 60 people working with de-

• Accommodation: 120 persons

sign and detail engineering at Havyard Design &

• Sat diving system: 24 persons

Engineering. One of Stig Magne`s main ambitions

• Main crane (heave comp): 250 tonnes

is to be innovative. The interaction between de-

• Aux.Crane (heave comp): 40 tonnes

sign and engineering is important and an abso-

• Aux. Crane (heave comp): 10 tonnes

lute target is, not surprisingly, to make it flow

• Class: DnV + 1A1 – E0 – SF – DYNPOS AUTRO –



“Ships are what we know, and we make efforts to


create and build the best possible product. It has to be excellent. We are resting upon generations of proud ship-owners. It’s in our genes, you see,” he chuckles. The design office spends a great deal of time developing new systems and calculation tools. That certainly came in handy when developing the Havyard 858 DSV which had to fit advanced diving systems. The result that can now be seen is the most advanced diving support vessel in the world. “How passionate are you?” “He-he. Very. But when you think of ships 24/7 then maybe it’s too much,” he states.


of good design and goddesses


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p e r f o r ma n ce

• Building

• Resistance

cost • Operating

• Propulsion

• Hull Structure

cost • Required

• Machinery

• Outfitting

freight rate

• Safety

• Profitability

form • Main dimensions

missio n

F u n ctio n

• Hull lines

• Transport logistics

• Payload systems

• Space balance

• Route

• Ship systems

• Weight balance

• Capacity

• DWT / depil

• Trim and stability

• Speed

• Power / speed

• Restrictions

• Gross Tonnage

A Formula 1 car. A jeep. An ordinary family car. Which is

Pa r t of t h e g e n e s

the best one? Which would you choose?

The young designer likes to think that he chose his

There is no simple answer. First you need to decide

own maritime education and profession at his own free

what the car is going to be used for. Are you going to

will. But when Kristian considers the circumstances and

drive 300 km per hour on a flat surface or are you more

community in which he was brought up, he is not as

likely to need a vehicle in which you take your family

convinced anymore. There are maritime companies and

on holiday?

groups everywhere and many of his friends and family

When brought to a head these are the considerations

have always worked within the maritime cluster. These

ship design is all about. About considering options.

factors are both inspiring and motivating. Just by read-

About compromise. About finding the best combination

ing articles in the local newspaper you quickly realise

and interaction of the many possible solutions onboard

that the general level of maritime knowledge is quite

relative to the vessel`s mission and function.

high. Everyone knows ships.

Having the knowledge of operational profile and

“Ships have been built for thousands of years. Surely

operational area is decisive in ship design.

there must be a ship that is virtually optimal?”

“Should a vessel have the same qualities if it`s in

“Well, it`s not easy defining what is optimal even for

operation in Brazil or in the North Sea? How do you

vessels that have well-defined operational profiles and

optimise the ship if the operational area is worldwide?”

areas. Defining what is optimal can be intuitive but it is

designer Kristian Voksøy Steinsvik at Havyard Design &

still a challenge. I don`t wish to portray it being easier

Engineering asks.

designing for example ferries, cargo ships and tankers,

He believes that the optimal offshore vessel is yet to

but they are more specialised and give other types of

be made, because designing ships consist of a wide

challenges when designing them. In regards to off-

range of design parameters and criteria, individual

shore vessels the flexibility is what makes them so com-

qualities that no single vessel can be equally good at.

plex. The focus in the market today is very much about

The best compromise can be reached by using design

fuel consumption, emissions and environmental issues.

and analysing tools that help us in taking control of

These are all important issues that the designer is trying

and combining all the considerations of “soft” and

to optimise, but at the same time these issues must not

pure technical variables we must deal with. Therefore,

come at the expense of safety and functionality. Thus,

an optimal offshore vessel can only be a result of best

it becomes even more important to analyse the condi-

compromises which then make it the most suitable

tions where the ship will be operating and also to have

vessel for the condition it’s going to sail in. That`s why

a close relationship with the ship-owners and operators

Schumacher chooses a Ferrari whereas the father of

of the vessels,” Kristian tells us.

the family may rather go for a safer Volvo V70.


best compromise

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There are no hulls that can be considered being opti-

between the sub-optimal solutions and the actual

mal, in a worldwide setting.

global optimal solution. The Executive Vice President

“Even though many vessels have a classical and conven-

Stig Espeseth of Havyard Design & Engineering has said;

tional hull shape, they can be very different. Some are

“building ships is the world`s largest compromise”.

blunt and “broad shouldered”, whereas others are slim

Havyard therefore uses the slogan ”best compromise”

and slender,” says Kristian, and finds the photo of one

when referring to ship design, as it is the closest descrip-

of the latest Havyard vessels; Seven Havila. The DSV was

tion of what is an optimal ship.

awarded the Support Vessel of the Year 2011 at the OSJ

“By continuously developing and improving skills within

Conference and is the most advanced vessel of its kind

engineering and new technology, and at the same time

in the world.

focusing on operations and economy, we can reach our

“This is a prime example of modern, classical lines. Just

target of finding the best possible compromise,” says

look at how slim the bow is. Look at the thin film of wa-


ter resting on the bulbous bow, and look at how nicely

“If the design philosophy is that we want a green ship,

the water runs along the “shoulders” of the ship. The

we must realise already in the design process that a

wave that is really going up here is being pushed down

«green ship» is much more than technology only. Equal-

by a wave running anti-phase so that it is being nulli-

ly important to physical factors like propulsion systems

fied,” Steinsvik explains, and points out again that this

and bow shapes are mindset of the captain and crew,

is just a small part of a much bigger picture. It is not

the policy of the owners, rules and regulations, main-

enough to promote one extreme advantage in a ship

tenance, operational profiles and operational areas,”

design and forget about the bigger picture.

the designer tells us. One example of this could be

“Anyone can easily pick out the best particular data

that ship-owners have a clear policy for fuel-economy

from an analysis but it doesn`t necessarily give a correct

and defines “economy speed” as the vessel going at

picture of the real world,” Kristian emphasises.

10 knots instead of 12, whenever external factors al-

The truth is; a good vessel is a result of a long line of

low this to happen. He also clarifies that you can affect

good compromises.

the human factor with a good set-up, a solid system in place. By collecting information at an early stage of the

B e st co m p r o m i s e

design phase, for example by reading statistics about

An engineering achievement is not always necessary a

wave conditions where the vessel will be operating or

design achievement. Optimal solutions within parts of

studying the logbooks of other ships previously per-

one engineering field can come at the expense of oth-

forming similar operations, you can achieve the best

ers. Hence, the combination of detailed solutions and

possible design.

a global overview becomes essential in order to divide


best compromise

“ We are in the middle of Fosnavåg. We are very close to the real world and can`t fool anyone.”

A m i d st t h e m a r i t i m e c l u st e r Imagine an eagle soaring above the ocean looking for food. It has a total overview of everything going on, above and below the surface of the ocean. Suddenly, the eagle dives down, breaks the water surface in a split second and grabs a fish hiding underneath the dark water. This depiction is used to best try describing how Havyard`s designers work. They must always have a total overview, be able to see the full picture, before diving down and working at details on a micro level. The next second they must be able to break out of this sphere and look at the big picture from above once again. This is only possible when their offices are in the midst of the maritime cluster – where shipping is pretty much embodied in their genes. In addition, Havyard Design & Engineering works with all engineering and design fields within ship design. “We are in the middle of Fosnavåg. We are very close to the real world and can`t fool anyone. Most people around us have the know-how regarding ships and you will soon be found out if your solution doesn`t work in real life,” says Kristian, adding also that there have been many innovations from the maritime cluster of Sunnmøre, Norway. One can pretty much guarantee that there will be even more innovations from this corner of the world in the future.


best compromise


time isn´t necessarily money

Time isn`t necessarily money “Brazil is just a bit mad at present. Rio is full of challenges but also full of opportunities” text: h e g e

n o r man

Photo: Leo



• Formerly a Portuguese colony, independent since 1822 • Approximately 27 times larger than Norway – about twice the size of the EU • Around 200 million inhabitants divided on 26 states, • 5th largest country in both area and population • The 7th largest economy in the world, soon expected to be the 5th largest • GDP growth rate at 7.5% in 2010, inflation at around 6.5%, unemployment less than 7% Rio de janeiro

• Around 12 million people • A native person from Rio is known as a ”Carioca” • Very friendly people • Fantastic location between oceans and mountains • Quality food • Best football team in the world (red and black shirts)


time isn´t necessarily money


time isn´t necessarily money

With 12 million people living in Rio de Janeiro there`s

country. In this way Havyard Group can provide better

no wonder things take time. Kjell-Peder Overvåg

support for South American clients wishing to buy

has lived in the samba capital since 2006 and is still

their products and services. Having an office in Rio

not comfortable with waiting half-an-hour at the

also creates a solid foundation for building a portfolio

supermarket checkout. Just before Christmas Kjell-

of products and services with a Brazilian content, for

Peder started his new job as General Manager of

example design and engineering.

Havyard South America Ltda.

Havyard South America Ltda`s newly-established offices

“Brazil is just a bit mad at present. Rio is full of

are found in the same building as the Norwegian

challenges but also full of opportunities,” says Kjell-

Consulate in Rio.

Peder Overvåg. He first became familiar with the continent when he

A w i n - w i n s i t u at i on

was working offshore on a cruise liner in South America


in 1992. In 2006 he simply went for it and moved from

experience within the maritime industry, both as a Ship

zero degrees and slush at home in Norway to settle

Manager and Sales Manager for design and equipment.

in Rio.

“There`s a positive vibe around the place. The politicians

He hasn`t turned completely “Carioca” just yet but

have done a lot of good work and the country seems

knows the city better than most Norwegians. This

to be one of few exempt from the economic downturn

is partly because of his genuine interest in Rio and

around the world. Quite a few poor people are getting

Brazilian history, and partly because of his wife Cíntia,

out of the slums and there`s generally more money

who is working at the Academia Brasileira de Letras,

amongst ordinary people,” says Kjell-Peder. Much of the

herself interested in culture above average.

explanation for this comes from the potentially vast oil

These matter-of-facts made Kjell-Peder more than

reserves outside of Brazil.

suitable for his current job when Havyard Group in

Finding oil in Brazil makes it even more interesting for

December last year decided to open their own Brazil

Norwegian companies to establish offices there. At the


same time Kjell-Peder emphasizes that Havyard is not

“Kjell-Peder has the local knowledge and has spent a

there to exploit Brazilian resources.

considerable time in the Brazilian market. That is exactly

“We will be humble. We are here to share our experiences

what we need if Havyard is going to succeed in this

and also to acquire new knowledge,” he says, and

country,” says Executive Vice President Gunnar Larsen

compares Brazil to the Norway of 40 years ago.

of Havyard Global Solutions.

“Norway didn`t have much knowledge of the offshore

Larsen believes it is essential that Havyard shows that

industry at that time but we invited the USA across

they mean business by establishing an office in the

so that we could reap the benefits from American






time isn´t necessarily money

kjell peder overvåg

• 50 years young, married to Cíntia • From Hareid on Sunnmøre, Norway • Lived in Brazil since 2006, interested in Brazil, especially in Rio de Janeiro, history and culture • Trying to learn Brazilian Portuguese (é uma briga) • Loves Norwegian mountains, music, cars and MC • Likes diving whenever time permits


And that`s just the way it is. Even the tiniest little de-

developed new technology and now it is time to

tail has to be formalised and standardised, preferably

bring that experience on to others,” he feels.

through a lawyer adding a few stamps here and a few

Brazilians are quite far ahead in certain areas, he points

stamps there. But in the end you never get any of your

out. Amongst other things the oil company Petrobas

ideas officially approved of unless you throw in some

has the most advanced system in the world when it

hefty arm movements and a bit of shouting. “Quem

comes to mooring of offshore installations.

nâo chora, nâo mama ...”. “Children who do not cry, do

“In this area we have a lot to learn,” Kjell-Peder says,

not get any milk”.

who also thinks that maybe Norwegians could learn a

“If you don`t verbally colour in your conversations,

thing or two from the laidback attitude of the Cariocas

nothing happens. But then again, there are 12 million

in general.

people here. We need to respect and have patience





with the fact that things don`t go as quickly at the suT i m e co m e s

permarket checkout in Brazil compared to the super-

“We like to arrive one minute before an appointment,

market at home,” says Kjell-Peder, who underlines the

whereas the Brazilian on average arrives 20 to 30 min-

fact that despite different social codes and a relaxed

utes late,” Kjell-Peder confirms to us. He is getting

attitude, there has been and still is a rapid development

feedback from Brazilians that Norwegians are com-

in the country. Being punctual and keeping business

pletely obsessed with keeping time. After five years in

appointments are not necessarily the essences of the

the country he realises that Brazilians are hardwork-

Brazilian (business) life.

ing people and are actually getting quite a lot of work

In addition there are three things all Brazilians see as

done, even if they spend more than three minutes eat-

indisputable facts:

ing breakfast.

1: Flamengo is the best football team.

If a Brazilian is delayed he or she normally blames the

2: Picanha is the best steak.

traffic, or gives another explanation that might sound

3: Brahma is the best beer.

plausible. Most Brazilians simply shrug their shoulders

“Do you agree with these facts, then?”

at this and accept the explanation. Kjell-Peder doesn`t

“Totally,” he says.

hide the fact that this can be quite a challenge for a Norwegian. Not to mention the intricate bureaucracy. “I heard a Brazilian lawyer explain it like this:”We brought all the bureaucracy with us from Portugal and cultivated it”, says Kjell-Peder and smiles.


the fifth artus

The fifth Artus text: s t e in a r


e g gesbø hagen

Photo: Yann


the fifth artus


the fifth artus

The new and fifth Artus will next month be delivered

on and take a great interest in. With the fifth Artus

from Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik in Sogn,

we also have our new concept. In addition to capelin,

Norway to Magne Sævik and the other owners of

herring and mackerel we have also prepared the boat

Brattholm Invest AS. The new Artus is naturally the

for catching whitefish. With a solid freezer capacity

most advanced of these five fishing vessels that have

onboard we get a good winter price for the cod. After

belonged to members of the Sævik family since the

the naming ceremony in Fosnavåg we are heading

middle of the 1960s.

straight towards Bjørnøya in the Barents Sea, fishing

“We are greatly looking forward to taking delivery of

for haddock and coalfish. Maybe we can manage four

new Artus on June 17 in Leirvik and of course towards

round-trips this summer before the mackerel season

the naming ceremony in Fosnavåg the day after.

kicks off in August,” says a thrilled Magne Sævik.

Straight after this we are hoping to enter an intensive

The purse seiner / Danish seiner Artus has in addition

and good period when Artus gets into the swing of

to fishing quotas for capelin, herring and mackerel

fishing this summer,” says General Manager Magne

quotas for cod (500 tonnes), haddock (1000 tonnes)

Sævik of Brattholm Invest AS.

and coalfish (1100 tonnes). During what is now a final

Magne Sævik is a fishing vessel owner and a keen

phase of the outfitting process in Leirvik the coastal

follower of the construction and outfitting of this

fishing vessel is also being prepared for a future trawl

brand new combined purse seiner and Danish seiner.

arrangement that allows for deep sea trawling for

But Magne has always been and will always be a


fisherman at heart, a lifestyle choice that he made as a teenager years ago, a choice he would happily do again

5 0 YE A R S O F A R T U S

if an alternative was put to him.

The story of Artus goes back nearly 50 years. The very

Being a fisherman is probably much of the reason

first Artus was ordered by Arthur Sævik in 1965 and

why he is so heavily involved in the whole shipbuilding

built by Kleven Mek Verksted in 1966. This was the very

process. Magne is totally aware of what is needed

first ship the family got built, owned by father Arthur

onboard and wants a functional boat for the fisherman

and his three eldest sons Kåre, Magne and Per. In a

who spends much of his life on the fishing vessel. He

time when John Lennon claims that The Beatles are as

wants a top quality boat with good solutions and low

popular as Jesus, the four members of the Sævik family

operating costs.

invest their time and money in a fishing boat proving to

“Personally, I must say that I am a little impressed by the

be a handsome investment. The price at the time was

progress of the outfitting of Artus and also the quality

NOK 2.2 million, a fairly considerable investment for the

of the work Havyard is in the middle of completing. This

father and his sons.

is absolutely a work in progress that I keep a close watch

“In the local community at that time it was said about


the fifth artus

Artus,”never before has such an expensive boat been

“For a while we experienced some tough times and it

paid for by what comes out of the sea”. This shows how

was hard running operations with a profit. After being

big the investment was for us but those years were also

allowed higher fishing quotas on top of us getting

so successful that we paid off the boat in the following

better prices for the fish, we then managed. But there

three years of fishing. The vessel was purpose-built

was a stop to the fishing of herring later in the 1970s

for catching North Sea herring and even though the

and we caught less herring than before anyway. On the

herring stocks were seen to be declining and the

other hand we had a few good years of capelin,” says

amount of capelin was on the up, we fished mainly for


herring, mackerel and capelin,” Magne recalls.

The fourth Artus - a seiner and blue whiting trawler

The boat was 128 feet long and 25 feet wide with a mess

– also saw some good years with Magne`s youngest

room for 14 people. Loading capacity was just under

brother, Arthur junior, as captain of the vessel. In

4,000 hectolitres and Magne`s brother Per was captain

year 2000 the family-owned business sold Artus on

at the time. The fishing vessel was well-equipped with

to Knester of Austevoll, Norway and ever since the

single and double cabins but the real icing on the cake

adventures of Artus has been put on hold. Until now

was Artus having a television set onboard for its crew,

that is.

as the first ship in Herøy. In 1970 Artus won the socalled ”Sølvsilda”, or Silver


Herring Award if you like, as the best seiner catching

It is perhaps this waiting hour – or month – towards

5,755 hectolitres of big herring. Despite a successful

taking delivery in June what is making Magne a little bit

period Artus was really too small and in 1971 the Sævik

extra excited about the fifth and new Artus.

quartet sold their boat and replaced it with a second-

“We can`t wait, really. I was 14 years old and very excited

hand liner rebuilt and named Artus. It cost NOK 3.05

on my first adventure as a young fisherman going

million, the vessel was 171 feet long and could load

far north to Finnmark fishing for herring. Now I`m

twice as much fish as the previous one, with a capacity

excited about Artus coming to Fosnavåg for its naming

of 8,500 hectolitres.

ceremony before leaving for Bjørnøya this summer on

“The prices of fishing vessels eventually increased but

its first real trip.”

this one was a relatively inexpensive boat for us and we

“Is there still life left in the coastal fishing fleet along the

experienced many a good year of fishing. We worked a

Norwegian coastline?”

lot in the Barents Sea, summer like winter, in addition to

“Yes, I firmly believe in our coastal fishing and the

the North Sea fishing,” Magne recollects.

opportunities in years ahead. The way I see it the

The third Artus arrived a little later in the 1970s, a slightly

industries of big international fishing boats will

smaller seiner (6,500 hectolitres) than its predecessor.

eventually be phased out. In Norway we are lucky


the fifth artus

“Personally, I must say that I am a little impressed by the progress of the outfitting of Artus and also the quality of the work Havyard is in the middle of completing.”

enough to have a vast coastline; we have the natural







resources to succeed and lots of fish in Norwegian


waters. Cod fishing has been and still is an adventure

Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik has previously

in many ways. Even with the natural fluctuations in

delivered several fishing vessels and this segment

spawning of various fish types, it is also looking good

within shipbuilding is something Havyard would like

for herring and mackerel,” Magne sums up.

to continue being a part of. Havyard Ship Technology has top facilities; with a covered dry-dock where the


outfitting is sheltered from wind and rain. This is a

Designing and constructing new Artus has been an

great advantage especially in winter both in terms of

important project for Havyard Group and shows that

production and overall quality of the end product.

Havyard also focuses on this segment of shipbuilding technology as well as OSVs.

Artus :

“Building a fishing vessel is not a simple task. The boats are highly specialised with a lot of complicated

Loa: 49,8 m

equipment onboard. Integrating this within the

Beam: 12,0 m

vessel`s design is demanding with space very often

Depth to shelter deck: 7,2 m

being a limiting factor,” says Trygve Solaas, Project

Max draft: 5,7 m

Director at Havyard Ship Technology in Leirvik.

Combined RSW-tanks / freezing holds: 180 m3

“We think it is very interesting working closely with

Combined RSW-tanks / live fish tanks: 320 m3

smaller ship-owners, something which fishing vessel

Total fish hold capacity: 500 m3

companies often are. They are frequently smaller

Fuel oil: 200 m3

organisations that cannot always follow-up every

Main engine: 1770 kW

step of the building process and often depend on

Auxiliary engines: 540 + 320 kW

a handful of energetic and resourceful persons with

Tunnel thrusters: 2 x 370 kW

great experience and a clear view on functionality. It

RSW / freezing machinery: 2 x 430 kW

is therefore essential that we establish a continuing

Processing area w/heading- and gutting machines, 4

and good dialogue with the fishing boat owner

plate freezers, 1 freezing tunnel

throughout the project and that we show flexibility

Vacuum pump system: 4200 litres

and a will to change things to achieve an optimal

Purse seine- / Danish seine winches: 2 x 26,5 tonnes

result. We feel we have managed to do this in our

Net winch: 18,5 tonnes

cooperation with the owners and that the results

Deck cranes: 30 tonn metres & 25 tonn metres

of our common efforts are seen in Artus; a good,


the fifth artus


new contracts

Illustration: Gunnar flusund

Contract for a Havyard 832 L for Supply Service Havyard 832 has become a great success for

delivered. The experience of former designs and

Havyard Group and the ship-owners of this design.

feedback from shipyards and ship-owners will make

This contract, a Havyard 832 L platform supply

sure that Havyard 832 L will become an even more

vessel, is the tenth vessel of this type of design.

market adapted and building friendly design.

Havyard 832 has defined a new segment of medium-sized






capacities, increased flexibility, better sea keeping


abilities and lower fuel consumption compared to


86,00 m

competing designs. The proof is seen in that nearly


17,6 m

all these ships are working on long-term contracts


4200 tonnes

and receive very positive feedback from ship-owners

Deck Area:

900 sq.m

and crew, regarding the attributions of the ships in


15 knots

operation. This is reflected in the high market value


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of these ships. It is the Faroese ship-owners Supply Service that has contracted one Havyard 832 L platform supply vessel (PSV). The ship will be delivered in August 2011 and will be built at Havyard Ship Technology AS in Leirvik in Sogn. The vessel will become newbuild 102. Supply Service is an innovative company with roots in fishing, first entering the offshore industry when ordering the first Havyard 832 PSV design, Eldborg, delivered in 2009. In a short space of time the company has shown with this ship that they are an offshore company to be reckoned with and they have also received good feedback from oil companies and other contractors using their services. Supply Service is now using their good experiences with Havyard 832 and has given Havyard Design ™ useful input in the process with developing Havyard 832 L. Havyard 832 L is a development of the former Havyard 832 designs that have previously been


new contracts

Illustration: Gunnar flusund

Sartor Offshore orders Havyard 832 L Sartor Offshore in Sotra has in cooperation with

the on- and offshore industry compared to a

Pareto ordered a Norwegian-developed design

year ago. The renewal programme makes Sartor

ship from Havyard Ship Technology AS. This

Offshore`s fleet considerably more attractive with

PSV vessel, which will be built at the Havyard

current and potential customers. The company

Ship Technology`s shipyard in Leirvik in Sogn, is

has long-term contracts with customers such as

expected delivered in January 2012.

Statoil, Total, Gdf, Suez and Shell. The new ships

“This is a contract based on the optimism within

also hold the highest environmental class.

the industry. We have no contracts in connection

“We wish to increase our presence through PSV

with the building of this ship, but the atmosphere

vessels,” says Wareberg. He is happy that Norwegian

in the market is increasingly positive and we see

shipyards once again are competitive in terms of

this as a future-oriented and correct decision

quality and price.

to make,” says General Director Roy Wareberg in Sartor Offshore. The ship is a platform supply vessel (PSV) and is


developed in Norway.


86,00 m

Sartor Offshore has today 24 vessels in their


17,6 m

portfolio and have started an extensive renewal


4200 tonnes



Deck Area:

900 sq.m

positioning itself for an international and leading


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role as a supplier within MRV and PSV, including


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standby, supply and oil protection standby. Sartor Offshore has around 600 employees and an operations office in Aberdeen. “The contract with Sartor Offshore is a further recognition of the design and functionality of Havyard 832 L. We have succeeded in developing a modern, environmentally friendly and competitive ship






charterers,” says CEO Geir Johan Bakke of Havyard Group. Sartor Offshore has already noticed a significant improvement in the optimism and activity within


new contracts

Illustration: Gunnar flusund

Foreign ship-owner orders design for construction of Havyard 832 CD PSV Havyard will deliver design and production drawings for the construction of a Havyard 832 CD platform


supply vessel (PSV). The hull of the ship is to be built at


78,60 m

JSC Shipyard Zaliv, Ukraine and the complete outfitting


17,6 m

of the ship will be completed at another shipyard.


4000 tonnes

The Havyard 832 CD is designed by Havyard Design &

Deck Area:

800 sq.m

Engineering AS, which is headquartered in Fosnav책g,


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Norway and has departments in Stavanger, Poland and


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Croatia. The Havyard 832 design is a large mediumsized PSV that has been contracted by many shipowners in various editions. This design has been a great success and has become a brand name in this segment. The success of the Havyard 832 design is important for Havyard Group as many of these types of ships have been contracted recently and are still in demand in the market. The good references made through satisfied customers operating Havyard 832, gives Havyard a marketing advantage in the competition for new orders in the PSV market. The flexibility of this design enables us to tailor it to individual customer needs and our knowledge of this market also enables us to be good advisors about what characteristics customers should choose for their ships. Our experience with the development of the Havyard 832 and the feedback from users of the ships in operation, has also given us valuable input to the development of our other PSV designs. We have many exciting projects at present and are optimistic about the prospects of delivering designs to several Havyard 832s and other PSV designs in the near future.





Havyard Ship Technology

Havyard delivers fifth

delivers Support Vessel

consecutive vessel for

of the Year 2011

Indian ship-owner

In September 2010 Seven Havila was

On 1st December 2010, Beaucephalus

delivered from the shipyard in Leirvik to the


joint venture of Havila Shipping and Subsea

to Global Offshore Services. The vessel

7. Seven Havila is a diving support vessel of

was contracted and will be operated by

Havyard 858 DSV design and the vessel was

Garware Offshore Services in India. Garware

going through long and stringent testing

has become a very good customer for

of diving systems after delivery from the

Havyard Ship Technology and this was the


fifth consecutive delivery to this particular

Havyard 858 DSV is the most advanced

ship-owner by the shipyard in Leirvik,

diving vessel design in the world and at

Norway. This was also the 8th Havyard 832

the Offshore Support Journal Conference

in operation. Havyard 832 has become a

in London in February this year, Seven

major success story for Havyard and the

Havila was awarded the prestigious Support

owners of these vessels with its modern

Vessel of the Year Award 2011.


Seven Havila was named during a ceremony

Beaucephalus is assigned a long-term

in Stavanger in March this year and will

contract, working for Petrobas in Brazil,

be working on a long-term contract for

and will go through rebuilding at Havyard

Subsea 7.














Atlantic and start working in Brazil.


newbuild 105

Delivered: 15 October 2010

Delivered: 1.Desember 2010



Seven havila


Shipowner: JV Havila Shipping and Subsea 7

Shipowner: Global Offshore Services

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Havyard 858 DSV


Havyard 832 L S E


120.00 m


84.00 m


23.00 m


17.6 m


adding value

Value added is important to us, and our customers are entitled to consider whether they could achieve more in their projects by carrying them out somewhere else. The human factor plays an important role here. Stability, knowledge and quality are vital to all aspects of a project. Competitive edge must be proven through results, and Havyard guarantees that this will be done in the maritime value chain.

HAVYARD GROUP AS Havyard Global Solutions AS Havyard Ship Technology AS Havyard Design and Engineering AS Havyard Power and Systems AS


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