HD Hyundai Heavy Industries Secures Landmark U.S. Naval Ship Repair Agreement


HD Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) has become the first Korean shipbuilder to sign a master ship repair agreement (MSRA) with the U.S. Naval Supply Systems Command. This agreement allows HHI to enter the U.S. naval vessel maintenance, repair, and overhaul (MRO) market, providing a significant competitive edge over its rivals.

Strategic Advantages of the MSRA

Securing the MSRA positions HD HHI ahead of its competitors, enabling participation in bids for maintaining and repairing U.S. Navy combatant ships and U.S. Military Sealift Command auxiliary ships over the next five years. The agreement followed rigorous due diligence by U.S. authorities, including assessments of HHI’s facilities, product quality, security, and finances.

Expansion into Global Markets

With the MSRA and ongoing MRO projects for the Philippine Navy, HD HHI aims to expand its presence in other Asian countries and Latin America. The company leverages its technological expertise and extensive experience in the MRO business to establish a foothold in these regions, enhancing its global reach.

Future Prospects and Market Potential

HD HI anticipates receiving orders from the U.S. government for constructing naval and other government-owned vessels. The U.S. naval vessel MRO market is valued at nearly $15 billion in 2024, with projections reaching $63.6 billion by 2029. HHI’s strategic positioning and technological capabilities will enable it to capitalize on this growing market, reinforcing its leadership in the industry.

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Source: The Korea Times