MEST Facilities

Shipyard facilities

MEST Shipyard is a modern company with traditions dating back to 1898 and is situated in the middle of the capital Tórshavn, and in Skála on the island Eysturoy. The company can offer any kind of new buildings of most vessel types.MEST consists of 3 slips and one dry dock.

With a slip capacity up to 2500 tonnes, one dry dock, building halls, modern workshops and engineering- and drawing department, the company is well equipped to provide newbuildings, rebuildings and repairs.

Our highly skilled and motivated workforce have years of experience in servicing our broad range of customers in the Faroes and our neighbouring countries. MEST’s diverse workforce of 450 employees are specialised in all relevant areas of a modern shipyard: mechanics, electricity, steel, timber, project management and surface treatment.


Technical Department

Our Technical & Drawing Department  consists of 15 highly educated mechanical and production engineers. They are ready to assist you with design, consultancy and project management with state of the art IT equipment. Our skills include the following:

  • Concept design
  • Contract basic and detailed design
  • Stability and incline calculations
  • Construction calculations, FEM
  • Drawings for steel and hull constructions
  • Thickness measurements and DNV approved reports
  • Project management

MEST Shipyard has delivered 123 vessels over the last 120 years.


Our approach

At MEST we have developed our own project management approach in order to constantly improving our quality and keeping deadlines. We can undertake design tasks for you as a customer or we can alternatively work along external Ship Design consultancies. The production of the hull and steel takes place in collaboration with Eastern European shipyards – where we follow the work very closely with our own specialists.  We cooperate with a wide network of international suppliers.

Our working style is to undertake the work in close cooperation with the ship owners in order to live up to practical and efficient solutions. We can provide you as a customer with advice and help during all the process: overall concept design, planning, detailed design and in selecting the most appropriate suppliers.

MEST strives to deliver reliable solutions. We know that reliability and trust keep our customers coming back. We therefore focus all our efforts into this ambition.


For further information please see our company brochures and videos under “Catalogues and videos”.

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