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Newbuilding Supervision

    Over 240 newbuild projects completed

    We have been delivering a wide range of new building services in China, Vietnam, and India for more than 25 years with over 240 projects completed across all vessel types and sizes. 

    As a result Idwal has a proven track record of managing complex newbuilding programmes and overseeing billions of dollars of vessel orders invested through Asian and particularly Chinese yards. From our office base in Shanghai since 1995, we retain deep knowledge of China, as well as strong connections across the full Chinese landscape: from shipyards through to leasing companies, owners, designers, equipment providers, class societies and more.


    Newbuilding Services

    From Yard Selection and contract negotiations to providing expert supervision and oversight services. Idwal's decades of newbuilding expertise ensures the smooth running of your New Build Projects. A full list of our newbuilding services can be found below.

    Project Management
    • Overall project management
    • In-house knowledge, experience and procedures
    Design Consultancy
    • Outline Specification development
    • Shipping feasibility studies
    • Ship’s design review
    • Shipyard evaluation and selection
    Contract Negotiation
    • Review and negotiation of ship building contracts
    • Technical specification makers list
    Plan Approval Makers Selection
    • Drawings review
    • 3D model review
    • Plan approval technical meetings
    • Model test attendance
    • Negotiation with makers
    Site Supervision

    Technical and Coordination support for the site team

    • Factory acceptance tests
    • Sub-contractor audit
    • Equipment storage control
    • Docking trials
    • Sea trials, gas trials
    • Delivery
    • Follow up on guarantee period after ship delivery
    • Patrol, official inspections

    Discover your next partner

    Our office is British-led and managed by a highly capable and experienced supervision expert, with almost 20 years of direct service-delivery experience across Greater China and wider South East Asia. Idwal harnesses a global workforce of over 245 technical maritime professionals with more than 40 people in China currently actively working in some capacity, covering technical services, inspections, surveys, projects, dry dockings, retrofits, and supervision services. We have access to a wider pool of resources and can flex our capacity as required.

    We've also prepared a comprehensive brochure, alongside a complete list of builds, projects, and experience spanning our 25 years in shipbuilding.

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    Project & Shipyard List

    Case Studies

    Idwal has operated in almost every major shipyard in China building and supervising a wide range of vessel types. Below you can find a selection of case studies, updated monthly.

    Mayflower Resolution | ShanHaiGuan Shipyard

    In partnership with Mayflower Energy Ltd and the Designers Knud E. Hansen the Graig Group supervised the construction, test and delivery (Dec-2003) of the first Wind Turbine Installation Vessel (TIV) to be built in China. This presented a significant step for China in to the construction of TIV and opened the door to what is now a significant part of China’s offshore vessel construction business. Following successful delivery of the TIV Mayflower Resolution, the ShanHaiGuan Shipyard went on to build more similar vessels.

    Spar Lyra | Chengxi Shipyard

    In 2002 with the world focused on improving the safety of bulk carriers the Graig Group teamed up with CarlsBro (a leading Danish designer) and world leading cargo owners to develop the world’s first double skinned bulk carrier (Diamond53). The first orders for 8 vessels were placed at Chengxi Shipyard and was the first new building project for the repair yard, through collaboration and utilisation of expertise in the project the project was completed earlier than scheduled. Chengxi went on to build more than 80 vessels
    for the shipping market.