Every new vessel acquisition presents numerous technical and commercial risks, particularly for complex, specialist or novel ship designs. Effective management and mitigation of these risks from the earliest stages of the project helps to ensure delivery of the asset to time and budget.
Houlder has a strong track record of supporting both government and commercial clients through all stages of a vessel procurement project. We act as your ‘client friend’, drawing on experience from across the Houlder business to help you define your requirements, develop the solution and select the most suitable contractors for its design and build.
‘Client friend’ work typically includes commercial strategy development, stakeholder engagement, production of an illustrative design, preparation of the tender package and support throughout shipyard selection and contract negotiations.
Following shipyard contract award, we often go on to provide plan approval services,attend model tests and FATs on the owners behalf, provide site supervision teams and support through commissioning, testing and delivery of the completed vessel.