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Many years of experience – excellent reputation

REEDEREI NSB enjoys an outstanding reputation in supporting newbuilding projects. Our excellent know-how is based on many years of experience in shipbuilding. As a competent and reliable partner, REEDEREI NSB is held in high esteem worldwide by charterers and shipyards, which is reflected in our longstanding connections to top managers of the most important charterers and shipyards.

Trust & Passion

“If you want to build a ship, don’t drum up men to gather wood, divide the work, and give orders. Instead, teach them to yearn for the vast and endless sea. “

Antoine de Saint-Exupery

It is this desire that drove our founding members to pursue a career in the shipyard sector and – with their sound education and collective experience - to then join ranks to set up REEDEREI NSB. This passion is shared by our young employees as well as our partner shipyards and motivates us in times of change to implement trendsetting newbuilding projects.

We are proud of the fact that our CEO Helmut Ponath was awarded the U-Am Prize by the Korean Shipbuilding Association in 2005 for his services in the development of the Korean shipbuilding industry. At the time this prize was awarded to a foreigner for the first time.

The experience and know-how acquired are standardized in uniform rules and always kept up to date with the latest technology. This is how we ensure a consistently high level of quality across all newbuilding projects.

Your newbuilding project is in good hands with us

REEDEREI NSB is your success factor in newbuilding. Our team, in our headquarters as well as in the shipyards, has 180 years of cumulative experience in shipbuilding.

Our newbuilding team, comprising plan approval and construction supervision, is always managed by an experienced Captain or engineer, who takes on the task of project coordination on site with the shipyard. Assisting him at his side are experienced specialists in the following areas of expertise: shipbuilding, machinery, electrical engineering, equipment and coating systems. This ensures that the know-how of senior officers from the sailing fleet and ship technology is incorporated in the newbuilding projects.

The newbuilding department is constantly assessing all ship operation information of our sailing fleet relevant for the newbuilding, thereby ensuring a continuous improvement process. In doing so, the newbuilding department is supported by our own departments, Engine Operation Department and Technical Operating Materials, which constantly analyze and utilize optimization potentials in the ship operation.

All areas of expertise are covered by many years of experience.

Your vision – turnkey solution developed

To successfully complete a newbuilding project, REEDEREI NSB offers the entire range of services:

  • Design development
  • Design review
  • Preparation of specification including list of suppliers and shipbuilding contract
  • Selection of suppliers
  • Evaluation / approval of constructions, calculations and drawings
  • Accompanying model tests as well as evaluating them
  • Participation in acceptance tests at manufacturers
  • Participant in test drives as well as the preparation for the delivery
  • Administration and securing of warranty claims

REEDEREI NSB and shipbuilding: a success story

Since 1986 REEDEREI NSB has built a total of 153 ships for our customers. Of these, 130 were subsequently taken over into the management. Up to now 23 ships have been supervised for large container lines as well as for investors:

Our newbuildings were construction at the world’s leading shipyards:

Up to now the newbuilding portfolio of REEDEREI NSB comprises container ships, oil tankers, gas tankers, product tankers, passenger ships as well as jack-up vessels for offshore wind farms.

Ecological & economical challenges

REEDEREI NSB attaches particular importance to using the latest standards in energy efficiency, emission protection, recycling, water treatment and in employing alternative sources of energy. We deal with innovations at an early stage, upcoming regulations as well as with stricter environmental policies and reflect on these. This is followed by the implementation, whereby great importance is always attached to the economic factor.

Here is an excerpt from the trendsetting projects of REEDEREI NSB today and in the recent past:

  • Liquefied Natural Gas: in order to adhere to future emission regulations and demands made on fuel qualities, REEDEREI NSB developed jointly with DSME a container ship powered by LNG. This puts us in a position to be able to offer our customer today the ships of tomorrow.
  • ECO Design: NSB developed an ECO design project as early as 2007. With a maximum speed of 22kn, hull shape and propulsion machinery optimized to the speed, we have succeeded in creating a trendsetting energy-efficient design, far ahead of the general market trend.
  • Alternative Marine Power / shore connection: As early as 2004 the preparation for AMP was incorporated in the designs of our new building projects. The ships belonging to REEDEREI NSB were among the first to be supplied with shore power in Long Beach, California.
  • Turbo Charger Cut Out: A large part of our fleet is equipped with flexible and fixed turbo charger cut out systems to reduce fuel consumption.
  • Super Slow Steaming: In 2009 we were already offering our customers the possibility of sailing ships in “Super Slow Steaming” mode, a step towards significant fuel savings.

REEDEREI NSB – reliable partner for your success

This brief overview about our expertise in shipbuilding shows that we are well prepared for all concepts and requirements our clients demand of us. We will be delighted to compile a suitable solution for you, too. Benefit from the many years of experience and the excellent reputation of REEDEREI NSB and join us in leading your project to success!