Houlder’s clients benefit from a broad range of design, technical assistance, analysis, supervision and advisory services. The company has a proven track record of supporting the building, modifying and maintaining ships, barges, floating storage and regasification units and other gas infrastructure.

Houlder is wholly independent meaning clients – including local and national government – can be confident it is acting entirely on their behalf, whether the task is writing a vessel specification, assessing a yard’s capability, approving plans and design drawings, supervising build work or expert representation during arbitration or in Courts of Law.

Technical consultancy services include

  • Marine consultancy & project management
  • Concept development
  • Ship design and analysis
  • Plan and drawing approval
  • Technical support and maintenance
  • Design & engineering oversight
  • QHSE activities including HAZIDs and HAZOPs
  • Technical and commercial risk management
  • Detailed review of purchase order specifications, vendor technical specifications, technical queries and planning, procedures & method statements
  • Oversight of all construction, testing, commissioning & installation
  • Maintenance of all verification records
  • Supervision of preparation of as-built documentation
  • Support during warranty period
  • R&D project support
  • Expert Witness and forensic engineering

Specifically related to innovation we can support

  • Feasibility & technology studies
  • Nautical analysis
  • Regulatory gap analysis
  • Risk assessment

Houlder has a positive industry presence and strong relations with Class Societies. As a result, the team is fully conversant with all relevant LNG Industry Standards, International Rules and Regulations as well as Class requirements.

Houlder is a member of the Society of Gas as Marine Fuel (SGMF) working group “LNG Bunkering: Functional Design Requirements.” The company is committed to standardisation of bunkering manifold connectors and safety requirements for bunkering controls . Consistency in small to mid-scale bunkering operations is key to championing the wider use of LNG as a cost-effective fuel for future shipping. As a founding member of the SGMF, Houlder can justifiably claim to be at the forefront of LNG as fuel developments.

  • Supervision & Plan Approval
  • Marine Consultancy & Project management
  • Expert Witness and forensic engineering
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