Sustainable defence infrastructure for naval bases and shipyards

An end-to-end view of development to naval bases, ports, and other naval infrastructure.   
Sustainable defence infrastructure for naval bases and shipyards

If you’re making investment decisions about defence infrastructure, there’s a lot to consider. Assets last for decades, but platforms are evolving and wider defence considerations – like budgets and the needs of service personnel – shift constantly.

Meanwhile, climate change, tightening legislation, and new naval capabilities like autonomous vessels are making future support requirements even more difficult to predict. You need a sustainable, whole-lifecycle view; that’s where Royal HaskoningDHV can help.

We’ll help you to design long-term needs like climate resilience and future capabilities into your infrastructure, without losing sight of your objectives right now. And our broader expertise in civil engineering and energy transformation lets us incorporate future market provisions into defence infrastructure today.

Our experienced maritime infrastructure engineers use digital modelling and parametric design tools to save energy, materials, and waste across your asset’s whole lifecycle – and integrate new platform capabilities from the start. Whether you’re updating a facility or building new, the result is efficient, sustainable infrastructure that helps support fleet operations. 

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.

Infrastructure development for naval base operators and contractors

Develop the right infrastructure to equip your facility and enhance your support base

A great infrastructure design enhances performance and productivity at your facility – increasing throughput and allowing growth. We can help you optimise your facility to deliver key requirements for navy and wider stakeholders alike.

Meet environmental and social goals with your defence infrastructure investments

To ensure infrastructure investments deliver good ROI and meet future societal expectations, you need an in-depth understanding of social, economic, and environmental changes. We can help you to continue to support local development while ensuring you have the right infrastructure to support your navy.

Optimise your construction for safety, accuracy, and efficiency

Our practical engineering experience and tools mean our support can go beyond design and planning – we can also help you make construction safer, more accurate, and more efficient. And we can bring a joined-up view to connect your infrastructure, streamlining operations across the whole of your facility.


Whole-lifecycle support for your defence infrastructure development
Unique combination of local knowledge and global best practices
Save costs and maximise value by reducing energy use and material waste in design and construction
Account for evolving naval capabilities and the changing climate with future-proof defence infrastructure

Defence facilities need to support your navy now and in the future – so it’s vital to invest in infrastructure that will serve you well for years to come.

Nick MacDonald-RobinsonSector Director Defence

Our services

  • Green Port health check and impact review
  • Strategy planning consultancy
  • Feasibility and business case studies
  • Economic and financial consultancy, product finance consultancy, financial reporting, and tender support
  • Digital consultancy and solutions
  • Masterplan development
  • Infrastructure design and engineering
  • Development and construction management  
Nick MacDonald-Robinson - Sector Director Defence


Sector Director Defence

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