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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

Specialist construction and installation equipment

Specialist construction and installation equipment

Specialist construction and installation equipment are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Specialist equipment supply

Specialist equipment supply

Specialist equipment supply. Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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Specialist Marine Systems

Specialist Marine Systems

Specialist Marine Systems can be purchased from us, please contact us via telephone or email.

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Structural and systems integration design

Structural and systems integration design

Structural and systems integration design are available from our extensive product catalogue, please contact us for more information.

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Structural Design

Structural Design

Structural Design Please contact us in regards to this product where we will be able to provide you with more information. Thank you.

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Structural Design Advanced Analysis Solutions

Structural Design Advanced Analysis Solutions

Structural Design Advanced Analysis Solutions Houlder offer Structural Design Advanced Analysis Solutions and delivers all three, whether the require...

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Subsea frames and guidance structures

Subsea frames and guidance structures

Subsea frames and guidance structures can be purchased from us, please contact us via telephone or email.

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Super & MegaYachts Leading Support Solutions

Super & MegaYachts Leading Support Solutions

Super & MegaYachts Leading Support Solutions Houlder offer Super & MegaYachts Leading Support Solutions and delivers all three, whether the requireme...

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Super and Mega yachts

Super and Mega yachts

Super and Mega yachts are all able to be purchased from us. Please feel free to contact us on the numbers provided, or visit our website and enquire f...

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Super and Megayacht Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions

Super and Megayacht Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions

Super and Megayacht Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions Houlder offer Super and Megayacht Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions and delivers al...

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Superyachts Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions

Superyachts Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions

Superyachts Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions Houlder offer Superyachts Marine Design and Consultancy Solutions and delivers all three, whethe...

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Supplier of Flexible Pipe Laying Equipment

Supplier of Flexible Pipe Laying Equipment

We have a growing reputation for pipe laying equipment. The key features are as follows: • 4m x 10m Skid Trolley • Tower and cradle arrangement. • Sup...

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TELESCOPIC ARMS FOR SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE RIGS

TELESCOPIC ARMS FOR SEMI-SUBMERSIBLE RIGS

Houlder won the contract to design, develop and fabricate four Telescopic Arms for Aker Kvaerner’s two Aker H-6e Semi Submersible rigs. The telescopic...

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Through Life Maintenance

Through Life Maintenance

Through Life Maintenance Please contact us for more information on this and other products.

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TIDAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING

TIDAL ENERGY DEVELOPMENT ENGINEERING

Houlder has been contracted to assist TidalStream in the design development of their Triton platform – a tidal energy device confirmed by independent ...

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Tools and Technology

Tools and Technology

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

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TRAVELLING MONORAIL HOIST SYSTEMS

TRAVELLING MONORAIL HOIST SYSTEMS

Houlder and Crane manufacturer Street CraneXpress (SCX) are upgrading the vehicle deck travelling monorail hoist systems onboard HM Ships Bulwark and ...

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TURBINE ACCESS SYSTEM (TAS)

TURBINE ACCESS SYSTEM (TAS)

The Houlder Turbine Access System (TAS) is designed to provide a safer means of offshore transfer between workboats and offshore wind turbine structur...

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Turn Key Package Ballast Water Treatment Services

Turn Key Package Ballast Water Treatment Services

Turn Key Package Ballast Water Treatment Services Houlder offer Turn Key Package Ballast Water Treatment Services and delivers all three, whether th...

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Vessel Design

Vessel Design

Vessel Design 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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Vessel modification & upgrades

Vessel modification & upgrades

Vessel modification & upgrades Please contact us in regards to this product where we will be able to provide you with more information. Thank you.

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Vessel Owner Clean Ship Technology Services

Vessel Owner Clean Ship Technology Services

Vessel Owner Clean Ship Technology Services Houlder offer Vessel Owner Clean Ship Technology Services and delivers all three, whether the requirement...

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Windfarm Offshore Support Base Vessel

Windfarm Offshore Support Base Vessel

We have developed a windfarm Offshore Support Base (OSB) vessel. The concept reconstructs the convenience of port facilities – but offshore. We have b...

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WINDFARM PERSONNEL TRANSFER

WINDFARM PERSONNEL TRANSFER

Houlder was commissioned to find a solution to the transfer of personnel from a workboat back on to the Cable Ship Sovereign. Using the logic that the...

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VICTORIA OF WIGHT FERRY DELIVERED

VICTORIA OF WIGHT FERRY DELIVERED

The Victoria of Wight, Wightlink’s new flagship, designed by Houlder, has been delivered by Cemre shipyard, Turkey. This follows a successful period o...

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TEAM JOINS SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH CELEBRATIONS

TEAM JOINS SIR DAVID ATTENBOROUGH CELEBRATIONS

Houlder has played a key role in the development of the UK’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough since it was first conceived by the...

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FOUNDATION LIFTING TOOL AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

FOUNDATION LIFTING TOOL AVAILABLE FOR HIRE

Houlder has announced its jacket foundation lifting tool is available for hire following its successful deployment during the construction of the Euro...

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CEO CELEBRATES EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

CEO CELEBRATES EMPLOYEE OWNERSHIP

The team at Houlder was delighted to be part of the UK Employee Ownership Day (EO Day), run by the Employee Ownership Association (EOA), on Friday 29 ...

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HOULDER STAND AT GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND

HOULDER STAND AT GLOBAL OFFSHORE WIND

Houlder is delighted to be exhibiting at Renewable UK’s Global Offshore Wind 2018 event, June 19-20. The Manchester Conference and Exhibition is the l...

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OFFSHORE TEAM ROLLS INTO DYCE, ABERDEEN

OFFSHORE TEAM ROLLS INTO DYCE, ABERDEEN

Houlder has announced a move to a larger facility within Dyce, Aberdeen. The new premises, which comprise a two-storey office space, warehouse and fab...

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AUTONOMOUS SURFACE VESSELS RESEARCH

AUTONOMOUS SURFACE VESSELS RESEARCH

Houlder is part of a new £900k joint industry project set to explore the technical, regulatory and societal issues of using autonomous surface vessels...

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HOULDER RECOGNISED FOR ENGINEERING IMPACT

HOULDER RECOGNISED FOR ENGINEERING IMPACT

National Instruments has announced Houlder as a global finalist for their Engineering Impact Awards in the Energy category. The awards, presented at...

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PROJECT MANAGING CRUISE VESSEL REFITS

PROJECT MANAGING CRUISE VESSEL REFITS

Houlder has a wealth of experience to share gained through project management during cruise vessel refits and equipment upgrade projects. Houlder was ...

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NEW MARINE EQUIPMENT SALES TEAM

NEW MARINE EQUIPMENT SALES TEAM

Houlder has announced a new sales team within its Marine Equipment business. Led by John Virando, who has joined Houlder from fabricator Oceantech, th...

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Ballast Water Management Website

Ballast Water Management Website

Houlder has announced the launch of a new website focusing on its Ballast Water Management (BWM) technical consultancy services. You can visit Houlder...

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Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Success

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Success

Houlder has announced successful certification with the UK Government Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. Cyber Essentials Plus is a government-backed, indu...

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Exhaust gas scrubbers support from Houlder

Exhaust gas scrubbers support from Houlder

Exhaust gas scrubbers are increasingly important to the marine industry. As a result, Houlder’s Marine Design Consultancy team is working with supplie...

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Houlder joins National Instruments at Offshore Europe 2015

Houlder joins National Instruments at Offshore Europe 2015

Houlder has joined forces with National Instruments (NI) and Industrial Systems & Control (ISC) Ltd for Offshore Europe 2015, Aberdeen’s leading oil &...

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Safety First – Houlder achieves OHSAS 18001 Certification

Safety First – Houlder achieves OHSAS 18001 Certification

Houlder is celebrating achieving OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety certification. The Occupational Health & Safety Assessment series is an effective way of ...

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Award Winning Expertise – Energy Oil & Gas Magazine

Award Winning Expertise – Energy Oil & Gas Magazine

AWARD WINNING EXPERTISE Rupert Hare, our CEO described Houlder’s recent successes in an interview with Energy Oil & Gas Magazine. With a history dati...

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Sunday Times top 5 for fast international growth

Sunday Times top 5 for fast international growth

Houlder takes fourth place in the Sunday Times HSBC FastTrack International 200 list. “Houlder’s heritage in North Sea engineering, vessel design and...

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Pile installation equipment strengthens Saipem’s grip

Pile installation equipment strengthens Saipem’s grip

Houlder has delivered pin pile installation equipment to Saipem as part of the Shah Deniz gas field development in the Caspian Sea. The development, ...

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Houlder wins £1.3M new Polar Research Vessel contract

Houlder wins £1.3M new Polar Research Vessel contract

Houlder has been awarded a £1.3M contract from NERC (Natural Environment Research Council) to provide technical advice for the commissioning of the UK...

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Gosport Ferry “Harbour Spirit” delivered

Gosport Ferry “Harbour Spirit” delivered

Gosport Ferry Harbour Spirit, designed by Houlder, has been delivered to Portsmouth Harbour. The 32m, 293t ferry has capacity for up to 300 passenger...

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Houlder Judges Engineering Competition

Houlder Judges Engineering Competition

Houlder Americas’ President, Garry Kennie (pictured), was senior judge of Rice University’s student engineering competition February 25. The Rice Glob...

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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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Gripper Arm Controls Win Graphical System Design Awards

Gripper Arm Controls Win Graphical System Design Awards

One of Houlder’s key suppliers has been recognised with two prestigious design awards. Glasgow based control specialist, Industrial Systems and Contro...

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Houlder Americas named British-American Award Finalist

Houlder Americas named British-American Award Finalist

Houlder Americas has been named a Finalist in the Small to Medium Sized Business category in The 2014 BABC International Business Awards. The award p...

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Robinson move reflects growth

Robinson move reflects growth

Nigel Robinson has been appointed Houlder’s Director of Offshore Projects & Engineering. Based in Aberdeen, he will be accountable for the company’s o...

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Houlder designers energised by offshore wind projects

Houlder designers energised by offshore wind projects

Mike Simpson, Marine Design Consultancy Director explained to Wind Energy Network magazine (July/August issue) how our Ship Design teams have responde...

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TAS steps up to turbine access challenge

TAS steps up to turbine access challenge

Houlder’s TAS (Turbine Access System) has taken a step closer to meeting operator requirements by completing a trial period within the Carbon Trust’s ...

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Houlder at NI Offshore Measurement Summit 2014

Houlder at NI Offshore Measurement Summit 2014

Houlder will be joining industry experts at Robert Gordon University, Aberdeen on July 1 to share their experiences of measurement technology and its ...

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Project Director appointment supports growth in Tyneside

Project Director appointment supports growth in Tyneside

Houlder has announced the appointment of James Russell as Project Director. James (pictured) joins to support growth in the Oil & Gas, Renewable Energ...

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Houlder wins Santander Breakthrough 50 Award

Houlder wins Santander Breakthrough 50 Award

Houlder has been recognised as one of the top fifty UK growing companies by the Santander Breakthrough 50 Business awards. In conjunction with Smarta...

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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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