New Passenger Ferry Design for Wightlink
Vessel Design and Technical Advice
Working closely with Wightlink’s senior management, Houlder's marine design team developed a concept design that gave Wightlink the carrying capacity it wanted with the constraints of the restricted river the vessel would have to operate in. Houlder participated in the development of the specification and assisting Wightlink in appraising shipyard suitable to build the vessels.
Houlder undertook the development of the classification drawings; both structure and piping schematics, from which the shipyard were able to develop the detail design through to production drawings.
Having signed a contract with the shipyard, Houlder provides technical advice on a regular basis to Wightlink’s on site project manager, attends regular progress meetings and attends sea trials and incline experiments.
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