Founded in 1990 to carry out steel and piping works in both new builds and ship repairs, Ozata Shipbuilding continued working in a range of shipyards at the Tuzla shipyards zone until 2003. Following this, founder Mr Ozdemir Ataseven began discussions with government authorities for investment in a 46,000 square metre site in the Altinova area, Yalova. The authorisation period for Ozata Shipyard was completed in 2005 while operations were simultaneously ongoing in the construction of parts for a wide range of ships in the Tuzla area, with the shipyard delivering fully equipped, furnished yachts, mega yachts, passenger boats and aluminium boats throughout this period.
Today Ozata Shipyard boasts a large facility, with 7500 square metres of state-of-the-art indoor facilities for the controlled production of composite vessels as well as a 20,000 tonne annual steel processing capability. Committed to quality, the shipyard works in compliance with international standards and classification regulations and is regulated by ISO standards 9001-14001-18001. Proud to be operating with the best possible facilities and working on groundbreaking projects in composite aluminium steel and reinforced plastics, Ozata Shipyard is focused on offering product quality, continuous technological innovation and ongoing investment in its facilities.
In June 2012 , this dedication to offering high quality resulted in Ozata Shipbuilding Corporation winning the tender for Izmir Metropolitan Municipality’s 15 cruise ferries, with a bid of117 million euros. Called ‘Ships of the Future’ the project will ease transport congestion into the city centre and strengthen Turkish citizen relationships with the sea through the use of pioneering technology and construction material chosen by Izmir Metropolitan Municipality. Anticipated to start a new age in Turkish shipbuilding, the ferries will use carbon composite material instead of steel, which will make the ships lighter and ensure low fuel costs at high speeds.
Not allowing for any corrosion that is found in metal structures, carbon composite material provides more isolation in both sound and heat, ensuring high quality noise isolation and more quiet operations in comparison to current ferries. Other benefits include the local availability of the raw material of carbon fibre, which is produced in Turkey. It is more robust than other options, thus lowering maintenance budgets and increasing the expected lifetime of the vessels.
Using today’s most advanced technology, the environmentally friendly, disability friendly, catamaran type hull ferries will be constructed to provide stability, high maneuverability and large, comfortable rooms for passengers to enjoy spaciousness, comfort and ease of landing and boarding. As standard, ships will also offer internet access and a TV broadcast. In line with tender specifications 550 days after the first ship the other ships will be delivered every 90 days, with all 15 ships delivered by 2017.
Ozata Shipyard holds a clear vision of continually improving production and engineering experience to become a reputable global name, known for providing high quality products and customer satisfaction. To do this, the shipyard invests regularly in its cutting edge facilities; these include a 2600 Kva power supply, a 150 x 42 metre slipway, a 120 x 16 metre slipway for repairs, a 120 metre pier for repairs, a 2000 metre squared air conditioned closed area for carbon fibre prefabrication, which includes a carpentry workshop, fibre cutting shop and carbon fibre warehouse. On top of this, the shipyard has a closed prefabrication area of 400 square metres, which has a six metre x 30,000 metre double heads CNC cutting machine, 600 tonne bending press; a 8000 square metre section building area, steel stock area of 1000 square metres and a 500 square metre warehouse. Capable of building a range of vessels to 45 metres in length and 30,000 dwt, the shipyard also has a number of cranes at its facilities such as three 15 tonne cranes, three ten tonne cranes as well as two forklifts at five tonnes and ten tonnes.
Offering a wide range of workshops to support the shipyard’s repair, conversion and construction projects, its fully equipped mechanical workshop enables experienced personnel to dismantle, inspect and repair the complex components of vessels. The electrical workshop’s facilities enable staff to perform all electrical works for repairs, such as checking and testing equipment, and the maintenance workshop ascertains the availability and use of reliable, safe equipment. Included in the yard’s impressive facilities is a 3000 square metre steel shop that prepares and constructs steel using ultra-modern steel cutting and shaping equipment. To fabricate all structural sections needed for repair and conversion work as well as new building the yard utilises its overhead and portal cranes capacity and has additional capacity available when needed.
With a quality policy designed to ensure services equal or exceed the customer’s quality standard for the refitting, repair and new building of maritime vessels of all classes, Ozata Shipyard’s quality manual and its related procedures are in compliance with ISO-9001-2008 requirements. Equally imperative to the ongoing success of the yard is its commitment to an effective management and continual improvement policy in relation to health, safety, welfare and environment. Developed to promote teamwork, training, planning and discipline, the shipyard carries out activities in accordance with procedures to avoid risks to both employees and any other persons.
Following the tender win, Ozata Shipyard is currently in the process of constructing three of the 15 contracted vessels. Anticipating an increase in demand in carbon composite material based vessels in the future, the experienced shipyard is prepared for the expected influx of orders following the successful delivery of the state-of-the-art vessels in 2017.
Specialise in shipbuilding passenger vessels
Won a major £117 million contract for 15 passenger vessels in 2013
All ships will be delivered by 2017