The US based Philly Shipyard, Inc. (Philly Shipyard), the sole operating subsidiary of Oslo-listed Philly Shipyard ASA, and South Korean shipbuilder HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. (HHI), a subsidiary of HD Hyundai Group, signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to explore a potential business relationship relating to future U.S. government shipbuilding projects as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul (MRO) projects.

The MOU was signed during a visit from HHI to Philly Shipyard on 12th April 2024 and was attended by officials from both companies, including Dr. Won ho Joo, Chief Executive of Naval and Special Ship Business Unit of HHI, and Mr. Steinar Nerbovik, President & CEO, Mr. Dean Grabelle, Senior Vice President & General Counsel, and Mr. Thomas Grunwald, Senior Vice President, of Philly Shipyard.

“Philly Shipyard and HD Hyundai have a long and gratifying history of working together, and we are honored by the idea of future cooperation with HHI on opportunities for U.S. government shipbuilding projects,” says Steinar Nerbovik, President & CEO of Philly Shipyard.

Dr. Won ho Joo, Chief Executive of Naval and Special Ship Business Unit of HHI, says that “We look forward to further growing HHI’s presence in the global defense market through collaboration with US companies in government and military vessels building and MRO business.”

Philly Shipyard previously partnered with HD Hyundai for design and procurement support during construction of 22 commercial product tankers from the years 2005 – 2017. HHI is the world’s largest shipbuilding company and a world leader in the heavy industries sector.

Source: Philly Shipyard