About us

Umoe Mandal AS was founded in 1988 as a purpose-built shipyard, specializing in composite Fiber Reinforced Plastic hull materials and advanced components. The company is anchored in a long history of regional shipbuilding
tradition and specialized production capabilities, combined with our team's leading expertise in Naval Architecture and Civil Engineering.

We are part of Umoe Group, one of the largest privately-owned industrial investment companies in Norway, specializing in
green energy and services sectors, with international operations and strong presence in biofuels, advanced materials, forestry, merchant, offshore O&G, renewables, and naval sectors, consulting services, electronics, restaurant and real estate sectors. 

Umoe Mandal AS is the main shareholder of  Umoe Mandal Eiendom AS.


We carry on a long shipbuilding tradition of our region. We strive to continuously learn, develop and produce value for our customers, partners and the environment by providing smarter solutions and better practices. We are proud of our experience and track record of taking on ambitious projects and delivering rewarding results.


Our milestones

Delivery of UMOE RAPID

Delivery of UMOE FIRMUS

2014 – 2017
Development of WAVECRAFT TM VOYAGER series for the Oil & Gas sector

Contract and production of three WAVECRAFT TM Commander series vessels

2011 – 2013
Development of new WAVECRAFT TM CTV series for Renewables sector

WAVECRAFT TM awarded finalist place at Carbon Trust Offshore Wind Accelerator competition

2003 – 2013
Design, production and delivery of 5+1 Skjold Class FPB

2001 – 2008
Concept studies LCS, JMAC, T-Craft

Acquired by Umoe Group and registered as Umoe Mandal AS

1999 – 2001
Trials and US deployment of HNoMS Skjold

1998 – 2004
Contract for upgrade of 14 Hauk Class FPBs

1997 – 1999
Design, production and delivery of prototype Skjold Class FPB

1991 – 1998
Design, production and delivery of 9 MCMVs

Fully owned by Kværner with new facilities at Gismerøya in Mandal, Norway

Founded as Kværner Båtservice – shipyard specializing in composite Fiber Reinforced Plastic materials

Our heritage

Since the Viking Age, Norway has been a recognized shipbuilding nation with an affinity for small, agile ships. Mandal has a particular naval shipbuilding tradition that stretches back several generations, and the area has more than 40 years of local experience with building high-speed vessels.
Advanced naval vessels in composites by Umoe Mandal


Over 30 years of experience and close partnerships with global leading academic institutions and industry experts have contributed to our increased capabilities and knowledge of highly specialized technology and productions methods. We channel this insight into new projects, delivering more intelligent solutions to our customers, offering a more stimulating workplace to our people and ensuring a sustainable growth for our company.
Tidal Transit Vessels Ginny Louise & Umoe Firmus


Our QHSE philosophy is rooted in the conviction that our employees are our most important asset. Safety, health, welfare and environment are the guiding principles of our enterprise. We have a strong focus on quality and are committed to making it right the first time. We respect human rights, act socially responsible and recognize the necessity of a sustainable development.