Shipyard Support


  • Houlder have a track record of providing accurate design information delivered in a timely manner enable the smooth progress of the refit. Helping the project to stay on time and on cost.
  • Houlder provides a thorough understanding of the design aspects; intact and damage stability, fire safety and regulatory aspects that is essential to ensure a good design basis for a successful refit.
  • Houlder deliver complete turnkey designs for refits and can provide support with specific packages of work, large or small. We can provide onsite support or undertake design work from our offices.
  • Houlder undertake detailed design work in 3D, using NUPAS or Solidworks.
  • Our work is supported by an extensive analysis capability, allowing us to ensure solutions to complex issues can be delivered within your timescale. Whether relating to intact and damage stability, seakeeping, manoeuvring and mooring analysis, structural analysis using finite element analysis and powering calculations.

Advanced analysis and calculations;-

Houlder has extensive experience in integrating full ship finite element analysis with  seakeeping analysis to apply wave loadings and determine responses.

Seakeeping analysis including multi body analysis that provides results of ship/ship motions. The results of which are can be integrated into the initial design of tender bays/docks.

Manoeuvring studies can be undertaken to confirm thruster sizing for specific station keeping and DP requirements.

Fire safety design.

Preparation of structural fire protection, and fire safety system drawings in compliance with PYC and LY3.

Escape and Evacuation plans in accordance with PYC.

Machinery system design  –  System design and consultancy, P&ID drawings, 3D modelling of pipe routing.

Electrical design – high level design, consultancy, short circuit and discrimination analysis.

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