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Houlder Ltd

Sophisticated Maritime Engineering and Design

Welcome to Houlder Ltd, a UK employee owned business providing a high quality, sophisticated engineering capability within the marine environment.

Amongst our services, we provide specialist consultancy, design and Engineering, as well as Procurement, Installation and Commissioning (EPIC) expertise from offices in London, Aberdeen, Portsmouth, Tyneside and Bath and its client base takes in the Marine, Defence, Oil & Gas and Renewable Energy sectors.


Products

2D / 3D Modelling Ballast Water Treatment Services

2D / 3D Modelling Ballast Water Treatment Services

2D / 3D Modelling Ballast Water Treatment Services Houlder offer 2D / 3D Modelling Ballast Water Treatment Services and delivers all three, whether t...

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3D mechanical design

3D mechanical design

3D mechanical design Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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3D Scanning Ballast Water Treatment Services

3D Scanning Ballast Water Treatment Services

3D Scanning Ballast Water Treatment Services Houlder offer 3D Scanning Ballast Water Treatment Services and delivers all three, whether the requireme...

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Advanced Analysis

Advanced Analysis

Advanced Analysis can be provided from us, from our large product catalogue please feel free to contact us using the details provided.

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Assessment of vessel Options

Assessment of vessel Options

Assessment of vessel Options Please follow the link from FTN to our website, where you will find further information on this product, and links to our...

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Asset Lifecycle Management

Asset Lifecycle Management

Asset Lifecycle Management are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Asset Management

Asset Management

Asset Management are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Asset Management Offshore Projects & Engineering Solutions

Asset Management Offshore Projects & Engineering Solutions

Asset Management Offshore Projects & Engineering Solutions Houlder offer Asset Management Offshore Projects & Engineering Solutions and delivers all ...

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Asset Management Services

Asset Management Services

Our in house design and construction teams work with our clients’ operational staff to keep assets fit for purpose. This includes inspection and condi...

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Ballast Water Management

Ballast Water Management

Ballast Water Management are just one of many products in this range that we can source for you. Please contact us for more information.

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Ballast Water Operations Management Services

Ballast Water Operations Management Services

Ballast Water Operations Management Services Houlder offer Ballast Water Operations Management Services and delivers all three, whether the requireme...

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Ballast Water Treatment Technical Support Installation Services

Ballast Water Treatment Technical Support Installation Services

Ballast Water Treatment Technical Support Installation Services Houlder offer Ballast Water Treatment Technical Support Installation Services and del...

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BEN MY CHREE

BEN MY CHREE

The Ben-My-Chree is a conventional 124.9m RO/PAX vessel built by Van-der-Giesen de Noord in Holland The vessel was specially designed for operation b...

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Bop Upgrade Engineering Services

Bop Upgrade Engineering Services

The introduction of API 53 Standard has led to a requirement for BOP Upgrade Engineering Services to meet the new regulations. We have been involved o...

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Bunkering Operation LNG Transfer System Solutions

Bunkering Operation LNG Transfer System Solutions

Bunkering Operation LNG Transfer System Solutions Houlder offer Bunkering Operation LNG Transfer System Solutions and delivers all three, whether the...

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Commercial Marine Analysis and Supervision Services

Commercial Marine Analysis and Supervision Services

Commercial Marine Analysis and Supervision Services Houlder offer Commercial Marine Analysis and Supervision Services and delivers all three, whethe...

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Concept development of vessel newbuild and conversion

Concept development of vessel newbuild and conversion

Concept development of vessel newbuild and conversion are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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Construction of Offshore Assets

Construction of Offshore Assets

Construction of Offshore Assets are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Construction supervision & commissioning

Construction supervision & commissioning

Construction supervision & commissioning Please follow the link from FTN to our website. Please contact us for more information on the product/service...

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CRANE REPLACEMENT FOR A SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE RIG

CRANE REPLACEMENT FOR A SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE RIG

Dolphin Drilling Ltd utilised Houlder's specialist engineering and design skills to replace the port crane on their Byford Dolphin semi-submersible ri...

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Deck lifting equipment and restraining arms

Deck lifting equipment and restraining arms

Deck lifting equipment and restraining arms are available from us, please visit the website for more information.

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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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Defence

Defence

Defence are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us if you require more information.

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Defence Industry Services

Defence Industry Services

Defence Industry Services Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Defence Marine Equipment Solutions

Defence Marine Equipment Solutions

Defence Marine Equipment Solutions Houlder offer Defence Marine Equipment Solutions and delivers all three, whether the requirement is for design and...

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Defence Services

Defence Services

We are a preferred supplier of marine apparatus and global in-service support to the UK Royal Navy, Royal Fleet Auxiliary and their Prime Contractors....

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Design & Analysis

Design & Analysis

Design & Analysis. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Design & operation of pipe-lay systems & diving systems

Design & operation of pipe-lay systems & diving systems

Design & operation of pipe-lay systems & diving systems is available from us, please feel free to contact us to discuss this or any other product or s...

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DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PIPELAY DECK AND SEATINGS

DESIGN OF FLEXIBLE PIPELAY DECK AND SEATINGS

Houlder provided the detailed design of a modular pipelay deck and seatings for support of the flexible pipelay equipment on the new build vessel ‘Nor...

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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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News

Houlder Attracting Houston Engineering Talent

Houlder Attracting Houston Engineering Talent

Houlder has launched a new venture to support clients headquartered in the United States following an increasing number of successful global projects ...

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Houlder delegation at GasTech 2014

Houlder delegation at GasTech 2014

Houlder has announced it is sending a delegation to Gastech 2014, Seoul, Korea from 24th – 27th March. This is in response to the growing trend in sh...

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HOULDER PROVES BIGGER IS BETTER BY INSTALLING 650T PILE GRIPPER ARMS

HOULDER PROVES BIGGER IS BETTER BY INSTALLING 650T PILE GRIPPER ARMS

“The challenge of handling offshore wind turbine piles has grown along with their size.” commented Frederic Perdrix, Chief Technical Officer, as Hould...

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HOULDER TEAM CELEBRATE ROWING SUCCESS

HOULDER TEAM CELEBRATE ROWING SUCCESS

A Houlder team is celebrating second place in the 2013 Aberdeen Inter Company Row with Aberdeen Boat Club. Antony Varley, Sarah Pye, Kirsty Watt and G...

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HOULDER PLAN MOVE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC IN LATEST EXPANSION MOVE

HOULDER PLAN MOVE ACROSS THE ATLANTIC IN LATEST EXPANSION MOVE

Houlder has announced it is to open an office in Houston to service its key Oil & Gas clients headquartered in the USA. This move is the latest in a s...

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TAS WINS OFFSHORE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SAFETY INNOVATION

TAS WINS OFFSHORE ACHIEVEMENT AWARD FOR SAFETY INNOVATION

Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee today announced that their jointly developed Turbine Access System (TAS™) has won the Safety Innovations Award at the 27th O...

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HOULDER SECURES MAJOR NEW INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT

HOULDER SECURES MAJOR NEW INTERNATIONAL CONTRACT

Houlder has been awarded a three year contract to deliver Project Management Consultancy services to Libya’s Mellitah Oil and Gas B.V. (“MOG”) in rela...

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"FAST TRACK" REEL SKIDDING DRIVE SYSTEM DEPLOYED TO SOUTH AMERICA

"FAST TRACK" REEL SKIDDING DRIVE SYSTEM DEPLOYED TO SOUTH AMERICA

Houlder has announced the delivery of its Reel Skidding Drive System (RSDS) to Aberdeen-based Aquatic; equipment and solution providers for reeled pro...

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HOULDER EXPAND PRESENCE IN TYNESIDE

HOULDER EXPAND PRESENCE IN TYNESIDE

Two years after opening a permanent office in the region for the first time, Houlder has announced its presence in the North East is to more than doub...

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TURBINE ACCESS SYSTEM (TAS) WINS FURTHER CARBON TRUST FUNDING

TURBINE ACCESS SYSTEM (TAS) WINS FURTHER CARBON TRUST FUNDING

Houlder and BMT Nigel Gee today announced that their jointly developed Turbine Access System (TAS) has been awarded additional funding by the Carbon T...

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HOULDER WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

HOULDER WINS NATIONAL AWARD FOR INTERNSHIP PLACEMENTS

Houlder took the crown of Work Placement of the Year - Best SME in recognition of its engineering, naval architecture, project control, finance and bu...

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FIRST TURBINE ACCESS SYSTEM (TAS) CONTRACT ANNOUNCED

FIRST TURBINE ACCESS SYSTEM (TAS) CONTRACT ANNOUNCED

Houlder is pleased to announce the first sale of its award winning Turbine Access System (TAS). Signed by leading workboat operator, Turbine Transfers...

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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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Documents

Monopile-Gripper-Arms.pdf

Monopile-Gripper-Arms.pdf

Catalogue

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CAD Design Draughtsperson.pdf

CAD Design Draughtsperson.pdf

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Project Engineer.pdf

Project Engineer.pdf

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  • 22 Cousin Lane
  • London
  • EC4R 3TE

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