Vessels for the offshore industry and specialized vessel market segments are primarily built in Norway and in Brazil. STX Europe’s shipyards in Romania produce hulls for the Norwegian yards, as well as complete offshore vessels. A flexible cost base and the ability to assign production phases to one or more group shipyards give STX Europe’s customers access to extensive capacity and cost advantages.
Close customer contact and proximity to customers’ headquarters are often fundamental factors in the selection of the right yard to build offshore and specialized vessels. STX Europe is well positioned for working closely with shipowners, naval architects, other design consultants, vessel brokers, and suppliers. STX Europe has strong bonds with many participants, and is able to use each others’ know-how and technology to create the best possible vessel.
Icebreakers, arctic vessels, fishing vessels, naval crafts, research vessels, and coast guard vessels are also built by STX Europe. Often complex and sophisticated, these vessel types are mainly built at group shipyards in Norway and Finland.