Naval Architecture
Naval Architecture is the basis of most of what we do. Our architects are responsible for a number of disciplines such as applied research, design, design evaluation, development and calculations during all stages of the life of a marine vessel. Hydrostatics, hydrodynamics and structural analysis are all taken care of by our co-operative effort between groups of technically skilled individuals, enabling the design, repair and re-construction of the vessels that enter into our yard.
Deciding what is 'right' encompasses the art of naval architecture to this day.





Technical Studies
Ship design calculations are required when any vessel enters into a refit/ repair situation. Formulation of safety regulations and damage control rules and the approval/ certification of ship designs, all need to meet with statutory and non-statutory requirements.
Engine type, hull configuration, buoyancy calculations etc. are studied in great detail before an army of tradesmen descend on the vessel and having 'in house' architects ensures a solid adherence to all requirements.


Plans
There are many reasons why plans need to be drawn [and re-drawn] when a vessel undertakes a major refit. Calculations for under water surfaces, paint requirements, engineering modifications and much more, are all derived from the initial planning stage and preparation of schematic and construction drawings for structure, piping, electricity etc. must all be undertaken on site to ensure maximum compatibility to a real world scenario.
Our dock plans are also produced by our technical office.


Certification
Classification authorities need to confirm that design and construction rules are strictly adhered to during the process of re-design and added construction to a vessel. Compliance to these standards are dealt with by our architects and project managers making sure that they continue to meet the rules at all stages of work.