Privinvest Group Leads The World’s Marine Future

When it comes to shipbuilding, one of the more respected and highly sought after services available in the world is one founded by Iskandar Safa and his brother, Akron Safa. It’s called Privinvest, first known for their quality of work in the specialized capability to build military sea vessels. Today, Privinvest has expanded its brand into building superyachts for the very rich, commercial vessels for clients needing specialized sea vessels and coastal infrastructure for surveillance and protection systems.

Privinvest has come a long way since it started in 1990.

Still based in Beirut, Lebanon, Privinvest’s reach has crossed continents where it has merged its shipbuilding capacity with other well-respected shipyards into one Privinvest Group. Shipbuilding partners include the Abu Dhabi Mar, a major shipbuilder in the Persian Gulf, Constructions Mecaniques de Normandie from France, PISB from Greece, Isherwoods from the United Kingdom and Nobiskrug from the German Naval Yards at Lindenau.

Together under the Privinvest Group, they provide a far wider range of products and services serving over 40 countries and delivering more than 2,000 sea vessels. Six national navies and a growing number of private clients have called on the Privinvest Group to fulfill their specific needs.

Privinvest Group now includes on-going projects on maintenance and repair of valued sea vessels.

In its forefront interests, Privinvest has started investments into Research and Development work on Marine Renewable Energies (MRE) including in a startup business called Hydroquest that specializes in building river and tidal turbines that promote renewable energy.

With over 2,500 employees that spans Europe and the Middle-East, Privinvest and its partners are making a significant difference in the world’s navies and marine investment and development.

The Safa brothers have made an asset for the world’s marine industry that matters not just today but in the coming future.

The Privinvest Shipbuilding Group

Privinvest is a shipyard that is located in Cherbourg, France. They have been successful in the building of over 700 very sophisticated civil, research and naval vessels in steel, advanced composite materials, and aluminum.

The Privinvest Shipbuilding company is a modern design and construction facility in the Arabian Gulf, France, the United Kingdom, Germany and the Mediterranean. A global facility, Privinvest has been able to produce and design many of the worldwide vessels used today in the Commercial Vessels, the Luxury Super Yacht, and the Naval markets. This group has six up-to-date shipyards with 350 years of accumulated experience. With all six locations, they have 2,500 employees and have delivered over 1,600 vessels around the world.

The six shipyards in successful operation are CMN, Nobiskrug, German Naval Yards Kiel, Isherwoods, Lindenau as well as Privinvest. Among the many duties that this group provide include combat systems integration capabilities and integrated mast, supply vessels and work boats, training and logistic support, repair, refit, and overhaul of naval yachts and vessels, hydrokinetic turbines and many others. They can also offer a renewable energy platform assembly and naval vessels up to 95 m.

This company was the first of its kind to develop the missile-armed fast attack craft. This was in addition to the Combattante style of designs that are very popular in sales to European, African, South American and Asian navies. They are considered to be a builder of world class of capable and complex front-line warships.

CMN has shown to construct improved sea proven examples over the recent 50 years. With having the Marine Renewable Energy as part of the CMN growth, an agreement has been signed with HydroQuest company and the Valorem group to produce marine turbines parks all around the globe.