High- end designs starting from first concept ideas to contract specifications and full basic design with option fill detailed designs.



FKAB is an independent Marine Engineering Company, mainly active in the Marine and Shipbuilding Industry. We work internationally with offices in both Sweden and China.

In 1961 Gustaf Mattsson established his marine design company in the harbor town of Uddevalla on the west coast of Sweden. Today FKAB operates all over the world and has nearly 60 years of experience of maritime design. Looking to the future, we see new challenges and possibilities everywhere for the shipping industry. Globalization, new technology and new information for sustainable shipping create a whole new scenario for marine technology and design. FKAB Marine Design is in the forefront.

What we offer is advanced and wide skills in design and project-handling for marine construction and other marine undertakings. Our offices in Sweden and China are strategically placed for the delivery of a complete range of marine consultancy services.

MR Tanker HYDROGEN powered by LNG

FKAB Marine Design have received an approval in principal by RINA fpr the MR tanker design using LNG with steam to produce hydrogen, for propulsion, and CO². 

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Innovation for us means including good ideas and new thinking in advanced and competitive marine design. A continuous and fruitful dialogue with the client is of prime importance, regardless of the project’s size. Our ideas are realized through technological know-how and our understanding of the environment and new demands on the shipping industry.



We love the sea, ships and what we do. Everyone in our offices in Uddevalla, Göteborg, and Shanghai is loyal and devoted to marine design. Our personnel is engineers, economists, project-leaders and other experts who are familiar with all aspects of the marine industry. Our teams are problem-solvers with a perfect result and the client’s best in mind.



FKAB has delivered successful ship designs for nearly 60 years. Our portfolio of proven ships sailing the oceans of the world is proof of our professional strength. Clients can rely on our experience, our dedication and capacity to deliver high quality, on time.


Check with us of the vast experience in marine design for your project:

  • Chemical & Product Tankers

  • Gas Carriers

  • Bitumen

  • Transport Ferries

  • Dry Cargo

  • Dredging

  • Small & Special Purpose 

  • Ballast Water Treatment 

  • Ballast Free Vessels


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