About us

Who we are

Conoship International is an ambitious and innovative ship design and engineering office. Founded in 1952 as the central design office for a group of Northern Dutch shipyards, Conoship International developed a strikingly wide range of ships, from general cargo vessels, tankers, dredgers, to ferries and offshore vessels. Over 2,000 ships were built based on our designs, operating all around the world. We are passionate ship designers supporting our clients in realising their vision during all phases of the shipbuilding process.

Your vision on maritime business in combination with our knowledge and knowhow on ship design shall result in the best fit for purpose and unique concept to distinguish your activities in your markets, elaborated to the best basic and complete design. Our in-house teams of naval architects and mechanical and structural engineers have the drive and capability of realizing the most challenging complete designs. From the first board sketch up to the delivery of the ship.

This interaction and integration of the various disciplines of ship design and engineering enables Conoship International to create and develop the next level in ship design. We are looking forward to your challenging requirements and to become your partner for your next ship.

The way we work

Customer involved design
We are not a tanker, dredger, dry cargo, or offshore vessel specialist, but you are. We are however specialized in defining the crucial design requirements, finding the most optimal compromise between conflicting requirements, and mould ideas, dreams and visions into a design that actually can be built, is profitable, safe and meets all regulations. We sincerely believe that the best designs stern from a continuous involvement of our customers.

Survival of the Innovator
Innovation is crucial to survival in shipping and shipbuilding. Building the same ship as your close competitor will not get you very far.. Therefore we spend a lot of time on research, exploration of concepts, testing and re-design of solutions. Conoship International developed a large number of vessels, which at the time of their launch were unique in the world. As long as we can make the physics work and make it safe, we can turn your dreams into reality. We think outside the box where required and provide inside the box solutions where possible. No matter how great a challenge, we will try to make it work, no is our last option.

Profitability by Sustainability
We made sustainable designs, long before “sustainability” was a trending topic. We have always had a strong focus on reducing the fuel consumption of our vessels, reducing the weight of our ships, and maximizing their intake within the boundaries, as this increased the profitability for our Client. Today, these aspects are key to reduce a vessel’s emission to the air, water and to reduce its ecological footprint, and we therefore continue to optimize our design as good as possible.


Visiting address:

Leonard Springerlaan 9
9727 KB Groningen
The Netherlands

Postal address:

P.O. Box 6029
9702 HA Groningen
The Netherlands

T +31 (0)50 526 88 22
F +31 (0)50 525 22 23

E sales@conoship.com

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