When it comes to ship-building and equipment for ships, Norwegian industry is the world leader. There is a long tradition of ship-building in Norway, particularly the building of small boats and ships for activities in the fishing and oil sectors.
Important markets for Norwegian shipyards include fishing boats, passenger ferries and small, specialised ships. In recent years, ships for the offshore segment have been the main market , such as anchor handling vessels and supply boats, as well as service vessels for the fish farming industry and rescue boats. With constantly increasing demands being made on the vessels, combined with new material technology and increased demands for classification and certification of the materials, Astrup is endeavouring to be the leading player as regards materials for building ships and ship equipment.