Özek Engineering founded in 1977 in Istanbul as a design and consultancy firm by Vecdi Özek, Msc Naval Architect. His first project was a 1000 DWT Product Tanker. Just then on the series of demands he produced several general cargo vessel projects for Turkish Coaster Fleet.
In the early 1980s he entered ship building supply industry and has new achievements by building hatch covers, cranes and steering gears for various general cargo vessels.
Since the early 1990s he expanded his initiatives by consulting the shipyards as technical consultant, solution partner and project manager. As a result of this growth Navtek Deniz Teknolojisi A.Ş. was founded in 1999. All projects undertaken by Özek Mühendislik continued to find life with Navtek. Navtek designed various general cargo vessels, multipurpose vessels as well as chemical tankers.
With the global crisis in 2008 Navtek gave more importance to work for Energy and Defence Industry and achieved a first in the world by designing power ship and floating plant projects for Karadeniz PowerShip.These ships are serving in Pakistan and Iraq.
Besides commercial and energy ship designs Navtek still continues to work actively on Amphibious Landing Ship Tank (LST) project for Turkish Navy.