Philly Shipyard and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries sign memorandum of understanding

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Philly Shipyard, the sole operating subsidiary of Philly Shipyard ASA, and HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Co., a subsidiary of HD Hyundai Group, signed a memorandum of understanding to explore a potential business relationship relating to future U.S. government shipbuilding projects as well as maintenance, repair and overhaul projects.

The MOU was signed during a visit from HHI to Philly Shipyard on April 12, 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.

Steinar Nerbovik, President & CEO of Philly Shipyard, remarked “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.”

“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,” said Dr. Won ho Joo, Chief Executive of Naval and Special Ship Business Unit of HHI.

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.