Maritime design and engineering services

Always innovative, sustainable, and in partnership
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Incorporate the latest technology and sustainability features into your maritime project. Whether you need to create new infrastructure or upgrade existing assets, we can turn your vision into reality - together.

We’re the first port of call for public and private developers all over the world. Our work designing and managing high-profile port developments and other maritime construction projects has built our strong design and engineering reputation.

We apply our skills and expertise across every maritime sector – including dry and liquid bulk facilities, container terminal facilities, shipyards and dry docks, naval infrastructure, marinas and maritime leisure facilities, and inland water transport infrastructure.

And we’re renowned for designing state-of-the-art ship-to-shore facilities, like RoRo terminal layouts for marshalling, weighbridges, berthing, fender and entrance gates, and specialist applications for fast ferries, cruise vessels, and passenger walkways.

We create innovative, sustainable, and nature-friendly solutions. And we have decades of experience working on projects in this field – which we’ll use to develop the optimal design for your project.

Working with Royal HaskoningDHV you get 

Nature-based, sustainable design
By using natural processes instead of traditional design and building methods, we can create more sustainable and cost-effective solutions. Solutions that tackle socio-environmental challenges like climate change, water security, and flood risk to enhance societies, economies, and the environment.
Innovative designs to meet modern needs
We work on the most innovative engineering designs, such as floating terminals, and embrace digital tooling capabilities like parametric designs and digital twins to keep costs down for our clients. Innovation is a collaborative process, which is why we work in association with clients, project partners, and many other organisations – delivering the designs of the future, together.
Worldwide industry expertise and ground-breaking solutions
We’re world leaders in maritime development projects with 140 years of experience. All our 650 specialist designers have expert knowledge of marine structures and conditions operations, a genuinely multi-disciplinary approach, and a desire to embrace digital solutions and smarter ways of thinking. 

You can contact us for design and engineering services, including:

  • Nature-based design
  • Facility design and development for ports, shipyards and terminals
  • Marine design and construction-related advisory services
  • Construction supervision and PMC services
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As the climate, markets, and regulations change, ports, terminals, and shipyards are finding it increasingly difficult to ensure a long-term return on maritime infrastructure developments. As one of the world’s leading maritime consultants, our design and engineering services can help ensure facilities are effective, sustainable, and efficient.

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Specialist economic and marine support

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Through First Marine International (FMI), a company of Royal HaskoningDHV, we are also able to provide specialist consultancy services to the marine industry. FMI delivers expert assistance and information to shipbuilders, ship repairers, and other marine-related organisations worldwide.

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Ocean Shipping Consultants (OSC) is our specialist unit focusing on economics and maritime markets, providing a wide range of specialist due diligence and advisory services to support the maritime, ports and logistics industry.

Eric Smit - Maritime Business development Director


Maritime Business development Director

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