Formally established on 22nd January 1997, with its first roots settled nearly three decades ago, Daewoo Mangalia Heavy Industries S.A. (“DMHI”) has a longstanding history of delivering top quality services to its worldwide partners.
As a Romanian-Korean joint venture between Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co., Ltd. (“DSME”) from Korea and Romanian Government through Santierul Naval 2 Mai S.A. Mangalia, DMHI has sought to combine modern shipbuilding technology from Korea with Romania’s traditional experience in shipbuilding. DSME is currently holding 51% of the shares while the Romanian Government 49%.
The shipyard spans the largest surface area of all yards in Romania, spreading across 980,000 square meters in total. Daewoo-Mangalia also ranks first among Romanian shipyards in terms of sales volume and annual newbuilding capacity.
DMHI committed workforce has accumulated experience on over 150 new-buildings and is continuously developing manpower capabilities in order to transform the challenges of the day-by-day shipbuilding industry into opportunities for future growth. During the 16 years of uninterrupted activity, the capacities of delivered newbuildings were ranged from smallest to 180,000 DWT and 8,600 TEU, therefore holding the records for the largest bulk carrier and containership ever built in Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea area.
Currently, Daewoo-Mangalia has a building capacity equivalent to twelve vessels per year for bulk carriers of 180,000 DWT and/or containerships of 11,000 TEU.
DMHI has resumed the shiprepair activity at the end of 2011, after a break of 4 years, during which, the business was focused exclusively on building new ships. During the past years, DMHI has accomplished remarkable success and contributed to the ship maintenance industry by performing repairs of over 300 vessels and a variety of vessel conversions.
With guaranteed quality, on-time delivery and competitive prices, DMHI enjoyed the challenge of performing all kind of repair works, from routine maintenance including steel, blasting and painting works, machinery overhauling and upgrading, as well as all kinds of steel outfitting, piping and electrical works, to major conversions of ships up to 250,000 DWT.
Highly recognized for its quality standards, DMHI has secured a strong presence in the global shipbuilding and shiprepair market. In close connection with shipbuilding and shiprepair activities, the company has as secondary scope of business the fabrication of miscellaneous steel structures such as subsea bases and towers for off-shore wind turbines and towers for on-shore wind turbines.
In order to be competitive, DMHI is primary focused on a combination of two main strategies – safeguarding the highest productivity for commercial vessels and specialization and innovation strategies – backed up by design developed in DSME.
DMHI was able to meet the requirements of its customers using DSME huge experience of more than three decades in designing commercial ship and marine special ship design, combined with own experienced technicians who can actively communicate through 100% computerized design system with web based intranet, this system providing flexible designing abilities that reflects also the requirements of the field workers.