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Samsung Heavy Industries is leading the global shipbuiding & offshore industry.

  • 2010~
  • 1990~2000
  • 1983~1989
  • 1974~1982

Becoming Global No.1

SHI began to build super-sized LNG carriers and large passenger ships withthe intent of entering the cruise ship market in earnest, and exported shipbuilding technologies to the U.S. In addition, the company developed high value-added ships such as world's first Arctic shuttle tanker and high-end drillship.It is set to continue to develop advanced technologies and create high value-added business to take a lead in the construction and IT market abroad as well as at home.

2016.01
  • S-EVM system buildup
2015.08
  • Cooperation agreement signed with Sungdong Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering
2015.07
  • Order for 1 Semi FPS (from shipping company in Americas)
2015.06
  • Order for 2 offshore platforms from Statoil of Norway
2015.03
  • Won an order for the world’s largest Container Ship(21,100TEU)
2014.10
  • Developed underwater ship hull cleaning robot
2014.09
  • Developed core equipment for LNG-FSRU with Korea marine equipment enterprises
2013.02
  • Opened Welding Lab
2012.10
  • Established offshore engineering company with Samsung
    Engineering and AMEC
2012.07
  • Built the world's largest wind turbine installation vessel
2012.02
  • Completed the world's first floating dock which is only for offshore
    facilities in Geoje shipyard
  • Became first company in the shipbuilding industry to acquire
    ISO 50001 certification for energy management
2012.01
  • Won an order for the world's largest CPF
2011.9
  • Developed cargo containment for LNG vessels without outside help,
    a first in the domestic shipbuilding industry
2011.08
  • Acquired ISO 27001 certification for information security management systems
2011.03
  • Opened WiBro network within Geoje Shipyard
2011.01
  • Developed an integrated system to clear the sea of pirates
2010.12
  • Received an order for a drillship from Price, a company located in USA
  • Selected as a 2010 World-Class Product(10,000 TEU-class container ship, LNG-SRV)
2010.10
  • Selected as an excellent carbon management company, a first for a domestic shipbuilding company
2010.09
  • Introduced the next-generation Wibro to Geoje Shipyard, a world first
2010.08
  • Completed the wind power generator plant
2010.07
  • Successfully completed first offshore joint of oil drilling facility in Korea
2010.05
  • Successfully launched the first ship built through technology
    export to Brazil
2010.03
  • Won an order for the world’s largest LNG-FPSO
2010.01
  • Declared green management vision
2009.11
  • Became first Korean company to export a wind power generation facility
  • Built the world’s first eco-friendly LNG SRV
  • Became first company in Korea to enter into LOI for cruiser
2009.07
  • Developed the nation’s first eco-friendly LNG passenger ship
2009.05
  • Launched the wind power generator business
2009.03
  • Built the world’s largest semi-submerged oil drilling facility
2009.02
  • Successfully completed simultaneous building of world’s four
    largest LNG tankers
2008.09
  • Won an order for the world’s first LNG-FPSO
2008.07
  • Built the world’s largest 266,000 m2 LNG tanker
2008.05
  • Built the 300th model ship and the 400th model propeller at Daeduk
    Ship Research Center
2007.12
  • Built the world’s first Arctic Shuttle Tanker
2007.11
  • Built the world’s first drill ship for polar regions
2007.10
  • Developed the 16,000TEU-class ultra-large container ship
  • Introduced the tera block shipbuilding technique, a world first
2007.09
  • Completed the block plant in Rongcheng, China
2007.05
  • Completed Piltun-B, the world’s largest offshore platform
2006.08
  • Delivered 500 ships
2005.11
  • Won the world’s first order for an Arctic Shuttle Tanker Opened Geoje
    Samsung Hotel
2005.07
  • Fully introduced GS CAD, the advanced automated ship design system
2004.12
  • Developed the 12,000 TEU-class container ship
2003.11
  • Digital Business Team launched new brand, BaHa
2003.07
  • Opened a safety experience hall
2001.12
  • Developed the first electricity-powered LNG tanker in the world
2001.11
  • Introduced the floating dock
2001.05
  • Exported technology to Conoco, a US-based firm
2001.03
  • Acquired OHSAS 18001 Safety and Healthy Management System
    Certificate
2000.11
  • Completed development of the world’s largest 9,000 TEU-class container ship
  • Completed the nation’s first FDS building for SaiBOS
2000.08
  • Launched the first large passenger ship built in Korea
2000.03
  • Launched the digital system business

Quality Improvement and Business Restructuring

To respond to the era of globalization and the opening of markets, Samsung Heavy Industries has actively pursued a quality-centered management philosophy.
While pursuing quality advancement in our overall operations by introducing the new management philosophy at the group level, the company has actively expanded the motor business and strategic businesses, and reorganized its business structure through selection and concentration.

1990.12
  • Acquired the certificate of KOLAS
1999.02
  • Launched the premium custom-built houses, Cherevil
1998.06
  • Disposed the forklift business to Clark, a US-based firm
1998.05
  • Disposed the heavy machinery business to Volvo, a Swedish firm
1997.12
  • Completed the ship block production plant in Ningbo, China
1996.11
  • Completed water tank and cavitation tunnel for simulation in Daedeok
1996.09
  • Acquired the quality certificate from AISC
  • Acquired LRQA 14001 certificate with the construction business
1996.08
  • Became first company in the shipbuilding industry to acquire the
    ISO 14001 environmental management system certificate
1994.12
  • Delivered 100 ships
1994.10
  • Completed Dock 3 of Geoje Shipyard
1994.06
  • Opened a Technology Institute
1994.01
  • Acquired the status of a listed company
1993.12
  • IPO ? grew into publicly held company
1993.04
  • Successfully completed the first LNG tank test at ultra-low
    temperatures to be conducted in Korea
  • Acquired ISO 9001 Certification
1993.03
  • Completed Daeduk R&D Center
1993.01
  • Acquired LRQA ISO 9001 with the shipbuilding business
1992.01
  • Built the world’s first AFRAMAX-class double hull oil tanker
1990.10
  • Opened Samsung Culture Center

Evolving into a major Heavy Industries Player

Samsung Heavy Industries was created after the merger between SamsungShipbuilding and Daesung Heavy Industries in 1983. New technologies andproduct development ensued, as well expansion into construction equipment and construction.

1985.12
  • Established Shipbuilding & Offshore Research Institute
1985.06
  • Acquired Hull Quality Certificate from LRS
1985.01
  • Acquired Hull Quality Certificate from ABS
1984.11
  • Launched the offshore plant business
1984.06
  • Acquired Hull Quality Certificate from DNV
1983.02
  • Registered the construction and housing construction business
  • Completed Dock 2 of Geoje Shipyard
1983.01
  • Merged three heavy industries companies (Samsung Shipbuilding,
    Samsung Heavy Industries and Daesung Heavy Industries)

Foundation

Samsung Heavy Industries was established in 1974, the year the company's Changwon Plant opened. SHI soon began to lay the foundation to becomea major heavy industries player. Shipbuilding and construction of Geoje Shipbuilding facilities commenced and there was a merger with Daesung Heavy Industries.

1979.12
  • Completed Dock 1 of Geoje Shipyard
1979.09
  • Hosted Steel Material Cutting Ceremony for the first ship and initiated the shipbuilding project
1977.05
  • Acquired Daesung Heavy Industries
1977.04
  • Established Samsung Shipbuilding
1974.08
  • Established Samsung Heavy Industries