Case Studies

Ballast Water Treatment

Ballast Water Treatment

Houlder is working with A&P Group towards the installation of Ballast Water Treatment equipment on RFA Argus RFA Argus serves as a Primary Casualty R...

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BESPOKE SKIDDING SYSTEM FOR BP EXPLORATION

BESPOKE SKIDDING SYSTEM FOR BP EXPLORATION

Equipment Design, Fabrication and Installation As part of a major upgrade, Houlder was contracted by BP Exploration on a turnkey basis to improve...

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BOP UPGRADE ENGINEERING

BOP UPGRADE ENGINEERING

The introduction of API 53 Standard has led to a requirement for BOP Upgrade Engineering Services to meet the new regulations. Houlder has been involv...

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Compact Drillship Design

Compact Drillship Design

The Stena DrillSLIM drillship design is based on Houlder’s 150m hull form developed to reduce motions and enhance seakeeping. The design gives operat...

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DEEPWATER INSTALLER WIND FARM VESSEL

DEEPWATER INSTALLER WIND FARM VESSEL

Houlder Limited is the chosen design partner for Gaoh Offshore's Deepwater Installer 1. The concept is being designed for year round operations in mid...

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DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW MEZZANINE DECK

DESIGN AND INSTALLATION OF A NEW MEZZANINE DECK

Design, Structural Analysis, Construction Supervision, Installation Houlder successfully installed a new Mezzanine Deck on the Well Enhancer well...

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DESIGN OF A DYNAMICALLY POSITIONED FLOATING PRODUCTION & STORAGE UNIT (FPSO)

DESIGN OF A DYNAMICALLY POSITIONED FLOATING PRODUCTION & STORAGE UNIT (FPSO)

Design, Naval Architecture, Operability, Motion and DP Analysis In a move away from traditional floating production, Vampire Production Ltd. enga...

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Design, Build & Installation of Gripper Arms for MPI Offshore Wind Projects

Design, Build & Installation of Gripper Arms for MPI Offshore Wind Projects

Houlder was contracted in a turnkey arrangement by MPI Offshore to lead the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of a pair of “gripper ...

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DRILL SHIP DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

DRILL SHIP DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT

The Stena DrillSLIM vessel based on Houlder’s 150m design with a hull form developed to reduce motions and enhance seakeeping. The design gives operat...

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ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WOOLWICH FERRY

ECONOMIC IMPROVEMENTS TO THE WOOLWICH FERRY

Feasibility Studies Houlder’s specialist marine design division has provided Feasibility Studies for the Woolwich Ferry service which crosses the...

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Engine Scrubbers Installation Support

Engine Scrubbers Installation Support

Houlder is working with suppliers Oceanox and Dupont Belco to support Condor Ferries in managing SOx emissions and delivering an environmentally sound...

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FAST FERRY NEW BUILDS

FAST FERRY NEW BUILDS

Specification, Plan Approval, Supervision and Project Management Houlder's Marine Design Consultancy business worked with a US shipyard to delive...

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FAST PASSENGER CATAMARAN CONVERSION

FAST PASSENGER CATAMARAN CONVERSION

Houlder’s Specialist Marine Design Consultancy led the conversion design for the 96m INCAT 050 catamaran. The vessel, previously chartered to the US N...

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FEASIBILITY STUDY INTO OFFSHORE INFRASTRUCTURE

FEASIBILITY STUDY INTO OFFSHORE INFRASTRUCTURE

Feasibility Study, Concept Design, Electrical & Water System Design In response to a leading Offshore Modular Accommodation supplier looking to e...

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Fendering Modifications for Ro-Ro Ferry

Fendering Modifications for Ro-Ro Ferry

Houlder’s Marine Design and Consultancy team recently designed temporary fendering modifications for a Ro-Ro Passenger vessel built 1991. These allowe...

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Ferry double-deck loading operation

Ferry double-deck loading operation

Houlder witnessed the first ferry double-deck loading operation on the Wightlink St Clare this month following two years of development. The company’s...

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Flexible Pipe Laying Equipment

Flexible Pipe Laying Equipment

Houlder has a growing reputation for pipe laying equipment. The Reel Skidding Drive System (RSDS), designed, engineered and constructed by Houlder to ...

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Floating Met Mast Design

Floating Met Mast Design

Houlder joined Gael Force to deliver an Offshore Wind Moveable Met Mast design (M.M.M.) to greatly enhance the flexibility available to wind farm deve...

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FPSO design development

FPSO design development

Houlder is working with Amplus Energy Services to develop a new FPSO (Floating Processing, Storage and Offloading) vessel design capable of economical...

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FPSO Steam Boiler Module Structure

FPSO Steam Boiler Module Structure

Houlder was contracted by John Zink Hamworthy Combustion Engineering to develop and verify the structural design of an open sided FPSO module. This wa...

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FSO Project Management

FSO Project Management

Houlder is part way through an FSO Project Management Consultancy (PMC) contract for Mellitah Oil & Gas of Libya. This is in support of the design, co...

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High Speed Catamaran Ferry Conversion

High Speed Catamaran Ferry Conversion

Houlder has a long association with high speed catamaran ferries and enjoys relationships with operators across the UK and further afield. This is dem...

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INCLINE EXPERIMENT AND DAMAGE STABILITY ANALYSIS

INCLINE EXPERIMENT AND DAMAGE STABILITY ANALYSIS

Houlder’s Marine Design Consultancy business undertook Damage Stability Analysis for a 62m Motor Yacht, Virginian. The yacht operates in the Mediterr...

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Jack up drilling rig upgrade

Jack up drilling rig upgrade

A multidisciplinary project team recently worked across Houlder’s offices and at the Able shipyard, Hartlepool to upgrade the Ensco 70 jack up drillin...

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LPG CARRIERS SHIPYARD SUPERVISION

LPG CARRIERS SHIPYARD SUPERVISION

Houlder provided shipyard assessment, supervision and technical support for the construction of two 4000m3 LPG carriers at the ‘Cantiere Nevale di Pes...

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NEW PASSENGER FERRY DESIGN FOR WIGHTLINK

NEW PASSENGER FERRY DESIGN FOR WIGHTLINK

Working closely with Wightlink’s senior management, Houlder's marine design team developed a concept design that gave Wightlink the carrying capacity ...

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Pile handling and restraint equipment

Pile handling and restraint equipment

Houlder was contracted in a turnkey arrangement by MPI Offshore to lead the design, fabrication, installation and commissioning of a pair of hydrauli...

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ROPAX FERRY CONVERSION

ROPAX FERRY CONVERSION

Design and Technical advice Houlder was approached when ROPAX’ plans to operate a new route coincided with vessels M/V MALMÖ LINK and M/V LÜBECK ...

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SHIPYARD AUDIT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WINDFARM INSTALLATION VESSEL

SHIPYARD AUDIT FOR CONSTRUCTION OF WINDFARM INSTALLATION VESSEL

Risk, Quality, Health & Safety and Capacity Evaluation Houlder acted as Shipyard Auditors for the charterer's of a new build Windfarm Installatio...

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TAS – Turbine Access System

TAS – Turbine Access System

The TAS™ (Turbine Access System) safely transfers people to and from offshore structures and platforms in up to 2.5m Hs seas to optimise our client’s ...

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