History

The experience of GVA as a marine engineering company stretches back more than 25 years. We have an even longer history of building ships of various types, semi-submersibles, jack-ups and offshore modules at the shipyard Götaverken Arendal AB.

From the late 1970s the yard focused mainly on the offshore industry. Thus, the company designed, constructed and delivered 14 semisubmersibles from its facilities in Gothenburg. Seven units of the GVA series have also been built by yards all over the world, in different sizes and for various requirements. The units built at the yard in Gothenburg were adapted for duties such as production, drilling, diving support and accommodation/service. The deliveries included six Pacesetter type units and eight GVA designs.

The shipyard closed down 1989 and GVA Consultants AB was established from the shipyards technical departments. GVA started out as a small company focusing on engineering services and conceptual studies. The company grew considerably during the years when larger contracts such as Visund, Troll C, Åsgard B and Kristin were awarded to us. We have continued to grow and take on even larger projects such as Thunder Horse and Atlantis and the saga of GVA continues.