Hyundai Heavy Industries Co. Ltd. (HHI) is a South Korean company. It is the world’s largest shipbuilding company. Hyundai has its headquarters in  Ulsan, South Korea. The company started its history in 1972 when it was created as a division of the Hyundai Group. It became an independent company in 2002.

Hyundai Heavy Industries is built around four core business divisions: Shipbuilding, Offshore & Engineering, Industrial Plant & Engineering, and Engine & Machinery. It also has five non-core related subsidiaries: Hyundai Electric & Energy Systems, Hyundai Construction Equipment, Hyundai Robotics, Hyundai Heavy Industries Green Energy, and Hyundai Global Service.

Core Business


Hyundai Heavy Industries specializes in building the following types of vessels:

Cargo Vessels

Crude oil tankers

Shipping container carrier ships

Oil and natural gas drilling ships

Liquefied natural gas carrier ships

Naval vessels

Offshore Oil & Gas Rig Engineering & Construction

Oil and gas storage and delivery vessel construction (FPSO)Heavy-lift ship barge and ship transport vessels (Semi-submersible) building

Industrial Systems Engineering and Construction

Electrical power plant, engineering and constructionOil & gas production facility, engineering and construction

Desalination plant, engineering and construction

Large Engine / Machine Engineering & Manufacturing

Large vessel drive enginesLarge stationary power plants