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 multisite fabrication company operating in the maritime and offshore industry throughout six services, five markets and across four distinct sites.

In Belfast, Northern Ireland, we operate one of the largest drydocks in Europe as well as being one of only three shipyards in the UK large enough to undertake complex defence projects.

As a result of the acquisition of Harland & Wolff (Appledore) in August 2020, we have been able to capitalise on opportunities at both ends of the ship-repair and shipbuilding markets where there will be significant demand.

Following this, in February 2021, we acquired the assets of two Scottish-based yards along the east and west coasts. Now known as Harland & Wolff (Methil) and Harland & Wolff (Arnish), these facilities will focus on fabrication work within the renewable, energy and defence sectors.

Harland & Wolff is a wholly owned subsidiary of Harland & Wolff Group Holdings plc (previously known as InfraStrata plc), a London Stock Exchange-listed firm. In addition, it also owns the Islandmagee gas storage project, which is expected to provide 25% of the UK’s natural gas storage capacity and to benefit the Northern Irish economy as a whole when completed.