Our ethos binds our crew together. It breathes into how we work, how we communicate and what we do.


We embrace the future
Discovering new and better ways of doing things excites us


We adapt
Making change work for us and our clients


We innovate and evolve
Investing in our talent, technology, processes and facilities


We disrupt the market
Taking our strengths and forging new paths fearlessly


We make things happen
Satisfied only when the job is done


We build success stories
Delivering results and exceeding client expectations

Our Story

Harland & Wolff was founded in 1861 by Sir Edward James Harland and Gustav Wilhelm Wolff

Our heritage includes work on some of the most iconic ships, including the famous RMS Titanic, RMS Olympic and HMHS Britannic, right through to the SS Canberra for P&O and the Myrina tanker – the first supertanker built in the UK

We are a national strategic asset, with two leading shipyards based in Belfast and Appledore.

In Northern Ireland, we operate one of the largest dry docks in Europe. Belfast is one of only three shipyards in the UK large enough to undertake complex defence projects. Previously, monitors and cruises were built, including HMS Glorious for the First World War. During the Second World War, six aircraft carriers, two cruisers and 131 naval ships were formed and 22,000 vessels repaired.

From our earliest days, our success has been attributed to introducing innovations which disrupted the industry. Since our recent acquisition by InfraStrata plc, we have gone through a transformation, and the addition of Harland & Wolff (Appledore) has further maximised our delivery of services.

our parent company

Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc (AIM: HARL), formerly known as InfraStrata plc, is a London Stock Exchange-listed firm focused on strategic energy infrastructure, fabrication, shipbuilding and vessel repairs.


The company (formerly Portland Gas plc) demerged from Egdon Resources plc on 16th January 2008 and was admitted to the AIM market on 17th January 2008. Following this, its name changed to InfraStrata plc on 15th December 2009 and in September 2021, its name changed to Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc to better reflect its ambition in expanding its core business and the significant development of its shipbuilding and fabrication activities. Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc is incorporated in the UK, which is its main country of operation.