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Harland and Wolff

Harland and Wolff
Company nameHarland and Wolff Heavy Industries Limited
Company typePrivate Limited Company
IndustryCivil Engineering
Marine Engineering
Offshore construction
Nationalised 1977
Privatised 1989
HeadquartersBelfast, Northern Ireland
Key peopleEdward James Harland
Gustav Wilhelm Wolff
William James Pirrie
Thomas Andrews
Fred Olsen
Owner(s)Fred. Olsen Energy

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Harland and Wolff Heavy Industries is a Northern Irish heavy industrial company, specialising in shipbuilding and offshore construction, located in Belfast, Northern Ireland.

The shipyard has built many ships; among the more famous are the White Star trio Olympic, Titanic and Britannic, the Royal Navy's HMS Belfast, Royal Mail's Andes, Shaw Savill's Southern Cross and P&O's Canberra.

As of 2011, the expanding offshore wind power industry has taken centre stage and 75% of the company's work is based on offshore renewable energy.

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