Our Sectors

We support clients and their assets throughout the maritime and energy supply chain, including commercial, passenger, government and defence vessels, ports and infrastructure, traditional oil and gas activities and offshore renewables.


Offshore Energy

The offshore energy sector is transforming from traditional oil and gas activities and rapidly expanding into renewable energy, including offshore wind, wave, tidal and solar power.

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Commercial Shipping

Houlder supports ship owners and operators across the industry, as well as banks, investors and business advisers, with a full range of advisory, design, engineering, analysis and project implementation services.

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Government & Defence

We have extensive experience in working with government departments, navies, prime contractors, and subcontractors, supporting the procurement and operation of a wide range of specialist vessels, including both civil and defence assets.

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Passenger Vessels

Passenger ships and yachts are complex. We understand that they’re more than an engineering challenge, requiring deep integration with interior design and commercial departments.

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Ports & Infrastructure

At Houlder, we’ve been working regularly on the interface between land and water, including a wide variety of passenger piers and jetties, since our project to design the marine infrastructure of the London Eye in 1999.

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