Offshore Renewables

Clients in the offshore renewable sector benefit from Houlder’s expertise in wind farm installation. From vessel design, engineering and operational management to specialist equipment and pile handling solutions, we work with utility companies, vessel owners operators and contractors to ensure safe and cost effective project delivery.

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Offshore Oil & Gas

Houlder works with owners, operators and energy companies on all forms of offshore engineering, marine equipment, project management, design and analysis work required to support upstream assets. Our work is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard. We are also FPAL registered and verified.

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Houlder works with government, international navies, prime contractors and subcontractors on all forms of floating assets including design, supply and maintenance of critical equipment. All work is accredited to ISO 9001:2008 Quality Standard and OHSAS 18001 Health & Safety Standard as well as relevant military codes and regulations.

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Commercial Marine

Houlder’s clients benefit from a broad range of design, technical assistance, analysis and supervision services. The company has a proven track record of building, modifying and maintaining ships. This includes diving and offshore support vessels, cable layers, Ro-Ro and Ro-Pax ferries, specialist use and aids to navigation vessels. The team can supervise construction at shipyards around the world including in Japan, China, South Korea and Australia.

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LNG (Liquefied Natural Gas) is becoming increasingly viable as an alternative marine fuel. In response, Houlder is developing a range of LNG bunkering vessels and equipment as well as advising its clients on infrastructure investment and build projects. Houlder provides ship design, project management and technical services and LNG transfer systems

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Ferry & Cruise

Houlder has extensive experience of designing high speed ferries, catamarans, trimarans and RORO and ROPAX vessels. The company also works with the cruise operators worldwide to maintain fleet operations through repair, modifications and retrofitting of equipment.

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Super & MegaYachts

Houlder has a proven track record of providing marine engineering, naval architecture and construction supervision on high value Super and Megayacht projects. Houlder and its staff have a wide range of hands-on experience in the design and development of yachts supporting both new build and refit projects.

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Welcome to Houlder

Marine design and clean-tech consultancy:  vessels and equipment

Climate change is the dominant issue of our times and decarbonisation dominates thinking in the maritime world.

Vessel owners want to enhance their green credentials while balancing ROI, operational practicality, future proofing and sustainability. Some changes are optional, some regulatory and commercial imperatives. This brings to the fore:

In offshore wind (fixed and floating) we directly apply our knowhow:

We work with:

  • Maritime clients striving to minimise environmental impact and maximise commercial return
  • Energy investors, developers and installers to bring cleaner energy to the market

We offer proven capabilities in design and consultancy with a consistent customer commitment. We promise trusted independence, technical reliability and innovative, practical solutions. Our track record backs this up.

Our team thrives on meeting exacting challenges every day.

“Charting a ‘solo’ course through this swirl of uncertainty is close to impossible. That’s why we’re often asked by clients to build their knowledge, evaluate their challenges and assess their options. We work closely with research funds and clean-tech providers bringing decades of industry experience to bear. Our position is independent, technical ‘client friend’ for the decarbonising decades ahead.”

Rupert Hare, Chief Executive Officer


Marine desine Clean-Tech Consultancy


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