Vessel Design

Houlder follows your priorities to design efficient vessels efficiently.

The challenges presented by demand for efficient ships highlight flaws in the classic process which is too narrow to address the needs of all stakeholders and too inflexible to respond to emerging needs and uncertainties.

Instead, Houlder’s more holistic approach integrates various aspects of ship design from the outset, such as environmental impact, lifecycle costs and overall operational efficiency. We aim for a better balance between minimising up-front costs and long-term efficiency.

We deliver newbuild design across all our sectors. Whether your requirement is for a pontoon or a complex research vessel, our design teams work with you at every stage, from initial feasibility and concept through to the provision of shipyard drawings.

We define success on meeting your goals.

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New Build

Houlder follows your priorities to design efficient vessels efficiently.

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Ship Conversion

Converting, upgrading or repurposing existing vessels to perform a new role can be more cost and time efficient than designing and building an entirely new asset.

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Vessel Analysis

Houlder couples the latest computational analysis software with decades of phyical model testing and sea trials knowledge to tackle hydrodynamic problems.

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