What We Do

Houlder provides a range of naval architecture, marine engineering and project delivery services.

Our clients benefit from our knowledge of surveying and specification through to complete design and analysis packages and retrofitting installation project management. We have proven track record of success measured against client requirements, Class rules and government regulations that has a direct and positive impact on vessel operations.

Our consistent goal is to provide clients, and the wider communities they serve, with more environmentally sound vessel operations.

Green Ship Design

Owners and operators are currently relying on Houlder to design and procure complex ships that meet their organisation’s environmental goals…

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Discharge to Sea

Houlder have experience in the design and procurement of ships capable of zero discharge including the UK’s New Polar Research…

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Energy Management

Houlder engineers have significant knowledge of  innovative methods of energy reduction and recovery. These include LED motion sensitive lighting, passenger…

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Noise & Vibration

Houlder can deploy teams worldwide to survey vessels and perform noise and vibration analysis onboard.  Our fault finding specialists can…

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Ballast Water Management

As an independent consultancy, we are ideally placed to help our clients select develop a ballast water management plan that…

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Exhaust Scubbers

Our team has experience with the selection and installation of scrubber systems and understands the impact they can have on…

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Latest news

Marpol Sulphur Emissions Countdown

7, January, 2019

As we are a year away from the MARPOL sulphur emissions cap coming into force, Houlder Principal Marine Engineer, David…
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Victoria of Wight Ferry Delivered

1, August, 2018

The Victoria of Wight, Wightlink’s new flagship, designed by Houlder, has been delivered by Cemre shipyard, Turkey. This follows a successful…
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Team joins Sir David Attenborough celebrations

1, August, 2018

Houlder has played a key role in the development of the UK’s new polar research vessel, RRS Sir David Attenborough…
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Autonomous Surface Vessels Research

1, August, 2018

Houlder is part of a new £900k joint industry project set to explore the technical, regulatory and societal issues of…
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