Vessel Design

ME  delivers practical designs for new vessels or conversions to facilitate complex operations. As naval architects and mechanical engineers, ME can consider and include equipment integration and operational aspects.

  • Independent, client-specific, no-nonsense, and safe designs
  • Simple and proven when possible, ground-breaking when required
  • Integrated knowledge of operations and equipment
  • Practical experience combined with theoretical background
  • Experience with multiple types of vessels in various markets
  • Structural and (hydro)dynamic expertise available in-house


ME supplies mostly unique client-specific vessels for the offshore, renewable, dredging and mining, and salvage and decommissioning markets.

Examples include:

  • crane vessels
  • heavy-lift shipping vessels
  • (submersible) (towed) barges, project-specific pontoons
  • accommodation vessels
  • semi-submersibles
  • jack-ups
  • dredging vessels (hoppers, cutters, backhoes, split hopper barges)
  • mining vessels
  • rock installation vessels (side dump and fall pipe)
  • pipe lay-crane vessels
  • cable-lay vessels
  • floating docks
  • livestock carriers

The level of detail of the design will suit the phase of the project. From feasibility studies and concept design to class approval.

ME provides the following:

  • arrangements
  • lines plan
  • DP analysis
  • structural design
  • stability booklets
  • system diagrams and load balance
  • functional specification

ME’s design scope exclude production information.

As part of ME can offer more expertise, and more than design or engineering if requested by client.