Nevesbu contributes to security and prosperity by delivering advanced naval architecture services to the submarine, naval vessel, floating offshore energy and special ship industries worldwide.
Enabling optimal performance at sea
We are Nevesbu: a maritime technology knowledge provider. Ever since 1935 we devise technical solutions for maritime projects worldwide. Innovative solutions that enable our clients to deliver optimal performance at sea. Now and in the future, and always with a strong focus on quality, safety, reliability and feasibility.
We are an independent and specialised company and we nurture our core competences. Our specialist and multidisciplinary knowledge in naval, submarine and offshore technology makes us unique. By combining our knowledge of shipbuilding, complex maritime constructions and installations with the development and application of the latest technologies, we translate complex issues into feasible solutions.
Passionate about maritime technology
Maritime technology forms the core element of our company DNA. For our employees, we offer a place to explore, to learn and to have fun. Our organisation is characterised by an open and innovative culture. We are creative, competitive and committed to delivering high quality in everything we do.
Some people call us silent professionals
We work on projects that other companies only talk about: we are worldwide involved in numerous submarine modification and newbuild programmes and have developed a number of floating wind patents. An example is our floating offshore substation concept design.
Let’s go back in time to where it all began in the mid-thirties. Two Dutch yards, Koninklijke Schelde and Wilton-Fijenoord, started collaborating, which has led to the foundation of the Nederlandsche Vereenigde Scheepsbouw Bureaux: Nevesbu. Where did we go from here?
Subsequently, the Swordfish class was designed for the Dutch navy and the Hai Lung class for Taiwan. With steady growth, Nevesbu increased its pace designing a number of combatants including the Karel Doorman Frigate, KRI Fatahillah Corvette and the S-frigates. Before the end of the 1970s, work commenced on the Walrus class submarines.
Shortly after the foundation of Nevesbu, the first export contract became reality. Two 1000 tonne submarines, the Sep and Orzel, were designed for the Polish navy. The Second World War brought an interruption to the flow of Nevesbu’s history. After the war things picked up rapidly, and Nevesbu got involved in the innovative three-cylinder submarines from the outset. The most unique feature on this boat was that it contained not one but three pressure hulls within its streamlined outer shell. The advantage was that each hull, which was necessary to keep the crew and supplies dry, had a relatively small diameter enabling it to withstand water pressure at great depths.
In the early 1990s, Nevesbu made its inroads into offshore design. The first conversion of a tanker into a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) led to participation in many other such projects. Since then, Nevesbu has worked with all marjor offshore operators in the Netherlands as well as some abroad. Examples of major projects Nevesbu was involved in, are the conversion of the former Bluewater FPSO Uisge Gorm into the present EnQuest Producer, and the large-scale modification of the Petrojarl I FPSO. We are now facing a new
In the early 1990s, Nevesbu made its inroads into offshore design. The first conversion of a tanker into a Floating Production Storage and Offloading vessel (FPSO) led to participation in many other such projects. Since then, Nevesbu has worked with all marjor offshore operators in the Netherlands as well as some abroad. Examples of major projects Nevesbu was involved in, are the conversion of the former Bluewater FPSO Uisge Gorm into the present EnQuest Producer, and the large-scale modification of the Petrojarl I FPSO.
We are now facing a new challenge in the field of offshore wind energy. Worldwide, the best wind conditions for generating wind energy are often found at sea in areas with deeper waters. The question is: how can this be achieved as efficiently, reliably, and affordably as possible? At water depths beyond 150 metres, the costs of the renowned ‘bottom- founded’ structures (such as transformer and converter platforms and wind turbines that are anchored to the seabed via a structure) increase exponentially, making floating solutions an interesting option. Nevesbu and Iv-Offshore & Energy jointly developed a concept for an offshore substation. A concept with potential, and for which we received a patent.
In order to continue to provide our clients with the very best technical solutions for their issues, Nevesbu continuously works on knowledge development and innovations. We do this by carrying out innovative studies, participating in joint research projects and by working on knowledge-generating projects for third parties.