Strategic planning for naval ports and shipyards

Market research, design, and performance optimisation for maritime defence facilities.
Strategic planning for naval ports and shipyards

The need for transformation in naval ports and shipyards has never been greater. New vessel types, growing productivity demands, and a changing climate make modernisation as essential as it is difficult. Having a clear strategic plan – underpinned by the latest technology and processes – is essential for making the right investment choices.

At Royal HaskoningDHV, our world-leading team of consultants combine deep commercial and defence sector experience with expertise in shipyard design and optimisation to deliver innovative solutions for even the most challenging problems. 

With environmental and sustainability knowledge and the latest climate resilience techniques, we can help you future proof your naval infrastructure, too. We understand the whole lifecycle of defence infrastructure – with expertise to help you navigate the challenges of through-life management and development of your support base or shipyard. 

The world of maritime is changing. Ready to join? - Our maritime experts are here to discuss your specific challenges.

The world of maritime is changing.Ready to join?

Our maritime experts are here to discuss your specific challenges.

Prepare your defence facility for long term success

Keep pace with evolving government demands

Requirements on defence facilities and their operators change constantly – often with no clear delivery roadmap. We can help you stay ahead of regulations with effective strategies, ready to implement now.

Transform productivity and performance

We’ll help you design your new facilities so that they deliver the outputs that you want. We can benchmark your current operations and use our globally recognised methodologies to help you improve productivity and performance across shipbuilding and fleet maintenance operations.

Deliver sustainability and resilience for the future

Your defence facility has a vital role in your local community and environment. The right strategic plan for your naval infrastructure will help you to maximise performance, create jobs, and protect local ecosystems – delivering on stakeholders’ priorities alongside your own.


Take a snapshot of your defence facility’s maturity, and spot improvement opportunities with our Smart Port and Green Port health checks
Benchmark your facility and enhance productivity and performance with First Maritime International’s in-depth knowledge of shipbuilding and repair
Satisfy requirements for decarbonisation, climate resilience, and sustainability in your strategic plan
Deliver on today’s defence requirements and objectives while preparing for future success

Defence is changing – and defence facilities need to change, too. The most successful strategies for the future will be the ones that account for every aspect of infrastructure and operations.

Nick MacDonald-RobinsonSector Director Defence

Our services

  • Defence market research, strategic planning, and ship cost estimating
  • Shipyard and naval port performance improvement
  • Technical and commercial due diligence services
  • Shipyard and naval port design, development, and capability assessment
  • Green and Smart Port policy consultancy
  • Maritime climate resilience consultancy
  • Digital consultancy and technology development planning
  • Operations modelling 
  • Transaction support and expert witness
Nick MacDonald-Robinson - Sector Director Defence


Sector Director Defence

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