About Us

GVA is a world leading designer and provider of licensed technology for semi-submersible and monohull type marine platforms and vessels to Offshore Oil&Gas and Renewable Power segments. The company has over the past 23 years successfully delivered over 1100 projects to some 30 countries. GVA is proud of having produced a number of breakthrough design solutions that have re-shaped the industry globally. GVA’s roots in Offshore Oil & Gas go back some 40 years through Götaverken Arendal Shipyard (Sweden) where the GVA series of semi-submersibles were originally developed and fabricated. Today the GVA Series of semi-submersibles has been further developed and refined and include a wide range of units with displacements from 13,000 to 146,000 tones. Our traditions in shipbuilding go back more than 100 years, through Götaverken shipyards.

Based on the experience of an organization of close to 300 personnel deployed within conceptual design, naval architecture, structural design, marine and drilling systems, GVA provide high-value design solutions to each and every project.

GVA´s product range covers semi-submersibles for Production, Drilling, Well Intervention, Accommodation and Heavy Lift. The monhull segment covers FPSO, FSO and Drill Ships.  GVA supports its customers with a wide range of engineering and technical services. Other products include Offshore Wind Facilities and Floating Docks. We are accustomed to be engaged in Concept, Basic / FEED, Detailed Engineering, Fabrication, Commissioning, Marine Operations, and even later when upgrade or conversion work is required.

GVA has a strong customer base including many of the world’s largest Oil and Gas companies, drilling contractors, service contractors and shipyards. The company’s reputation has been built upon the company’s ability to provide innovative, cost-efficient, safe and environmentally sound design solutions. 

Today, we continue to push boundaries and extend our capabilities across the world, with the goal of ensuring the seamless execution of all international projects. We have all engineering disciplines in-house that are required for the complete design of drilling rigs, accommodation units and hulls for floating production units. We make optimum use of the latest design, analysis and project management tools. Robust and proven engineering and project management processes are applied, for the efficient delivery of projects.

GVA has its headquarters and main operations in Gothenburg with subsidiary operations in Houston, as well as sales office in Rio de Janeiro. Through GVA’s owner KBR vast additional resources are available for any Offshore Marine project GVA undertakes. KBR with headquarters in Houston Texas has more than 25,000 employees in some 70 countries on five continents. The corporation is one of the world's premiere engineering, procurement and construction (“EPC”) companies with a history going back more than a century. KBR operates primarily in energy, oil & gas petrochemicals, government services and civil infrastructure sectors. As part of the KBR organization, we offer a wealth of career opportunities across the globe and the opportunity to participate in a stream of challenging assignments.