Offshore Renewables

Clients in the offshore renewables sector benefit from Houlder’s expertise in wind farm installation. From vessel design, engineering and operational management to specialist equipment and pile handling solutions, we work with utility companies, vessel owners operators and contractors to ensure safe and cost effective project delivery.

Offshore Oil & Gas

Houlder works with owners, operators and energy companies on all forms of offshore engineering, marine equipment, project management, design and analysis work required to support upstream assets. Our work is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard. We are also FPAL registered and verified

Defence

Houlder works with government, international navies, prime contractors and subcontractors on all forms of floating assets including design, supply and maintenance of critical equipment. All work is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard as well as relevant military codes and regulations.

Commercial Marine

Houlder’s clients benefit from a broad range of design, technical assistance, analysis and supervision services. The company has a proven track record of building, modifying and maintaining ships. This includes diving and offshore support vessels, cable layers, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferries, specialist use and aids to navigation vessels. The team can supervise construction at shipyards around the world including in Japan, China, South Korea and Australia.

LNG

LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is becoming increasingly viable as an alternative marine fuel. In response, Houlder is developing a range of LNG bunkering vessels and equipment as well as advising its clients on infrastructure investment and build projects. Houlder provides ship design, project management and technical services and LNG transfer systems

Welcome to Houlder

In all our markets, Renewables, Oil & Gas, LNG and Marine, customers want the same things – trusted partners, dependable technical support and innovative solutions.

Houlder delivers all three, whether the requirement is for design and build of new vessels, specialist marine equipment or complex project management. We do this globally for clients at the forefront of offshore expansion and innovation.

Our engineers, naval architects, designers and project managers do more than simply offer their expertise to the market. They combine forces to bring clarity to industry challenges, present fully thought through solutions and balance intellect, experience and practical knowhow.

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Latest News

Windfarm support vessel benefits from Houlder Oil & Gas heritage
27th May 2016
Mike Simpson, Director of Houlder’s Marine Design Consultancy...
Houlder lands Siemens Galloper project
20th May 2016
The Siemens Galloper project has announced it has awarded a contract...

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Rupert Hare

Rupert Hare

Chief Executive Officer

"We give you access to the combined knowhow of one hundred plus professionals - all with a passion for the industry you work in."

Contact: rupert.hare@houlderltd.com Rupert Hare has nearly twenty years' experience within Houlder focusing on project and contract management across the offshore energy and commercial marine sectors. He has a wealth of experience leading relationships within the oil & gas and renewables industries, government and marine regulators specifically heading up vessel design, adaptation and equipment installation projects.
James Russell
Peter Hickson
Peter Hickson

Peter Hickson

Non-Executive Director

"Houlder’s track record is what gives our clients confidence in the solution we provide – we have been there and done it ourselves."

Contact: peter.hickson@houlderltd.com

Peter Hickson’s experience comprises fifteen years’ within an offshore drilling and construction contracting business where, for eight years, he was the Managing Director and sat on the boards of various associated and subsidiary companies. This has been followed by a further twenty-three years operating his own company as a consultant in the Offshore industry with commercial, financial and legal clients and projects in the Far East, India, Africa, South America, USA and Europe. He has worked on over £4.0 billion of projects during this time.

Rupert Hare
Simon Hill
Simon Hill

Simon Hill

Chief Financial Officer

"Houlder is a dynamic, fast moving place to work and this requires a similar approach to financial management."

Contact: simon.hill@houlderltd.com

Simon is a former CFO of a global technology PR business which he joined from Price Waterhouse. A trained engineer, he went on to gain an MBA from Ashridge Business School prior to establishing a financial change management business in 2003. His experience includes preparing several SME finance departments for expansion and change.

Peter Hickson
Frederic Perdrix
Frederic Perdrix

Frederic Perdrix

Chief Technical Officer

"When our team gets together and engages to help clients overcome challenges, that's when clever things happen."

Contact: frederic.perdrix@houlderltd.com

Frederic Perdrix brings a wealth of Naval Architecture and Engineering knowledge and expertise to all of the company’s projects. He is a designer and engineer with over twenty years of experience being accountable for multi-disciplinary teams working on a wide range of asset new build, upgrade and conversion projects.
Simon Hill
Mike Simpson
Mike Simpson

Mike Simpson

Marine Design Consultancy Director

"Good design is about leading clients through a process – step by step. We build confidence as we go."

Contact: mike.simpson@houlderltd.com

Mike Simpson is a Naval Architect with over thirty years of experience in the commercial shipping industry. He has a wealth of experience in leading the design of a broad range of offshore support vessels, cable layers and FPSOs as well as more conventional tonnage and passenger vessels.

Frederic Perdrix
Garry Kennie
Garry Kennie

Garry Kennie

President, Houlder Americas

"A significant amount of our work is repeat business. This is based on the high degree of trust the team develops with our clients."

Contact: garry.kennie@houlderltd.com

Garry Kennie brings a wealth of offshore experience as a technical manager, principal engineer and project manager. With considerable engineering skills and knowledge, he typically supports rig and vessel owners and managers on major equipment upgrades, overhauls, repairs and replacements.
Mike Simpson
James Russell
James Russell

James Russell

Marine Equipment Director

"Clients want to know that their equipment will reliably do what they require of it. We pride ourselves on making that happen."

Contact: James.A.Russell@houlderltd.com James has a proven track record of success in offshore operations and projects gained in the shipbuilding and renewable industries. As a former operational manager understanding of engineering and project management within the marine and energy sector.
Garry Kennie
Rupert Hare