Installation Jack Up Vessels

Our ship design teams combine creativity, pragmatism and discipline to deliver the full range of ship design, naval architecture and engineering services to optimise offshore wind installation projects.

Houlder has developed designs for wind farm installation jack up vessels operating in up to 50m of water. Alongside installation, the company has also developed particular capability in heavy construction, platform maintenance and blade-change capability.

Houlder has also delivered a range of studies on existing jack up installation vessels including;

  • Deck Equipment Integration
  • Load Out and Seafastenings
  • Hydrodynamics and Mooring
  • Touchdown Analysis
  • Structural Analysis (Local and Global)
  • Leg Fatigue Analysis
  • Leg Extension Investigations
  • Survival Analysis
  • Capacity Upgrade
  • Change of Use / Conversion


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