Naval architecture - Vessel design, conversion, Heavy Offshore

What we offer:
MBM-Consultancy provides marine architecture and consultancy services, including design drawings and 3D modelling, as well as stability, motion and structural analysis for ships.

Ship design and conversion consultancy

The company's in-house experts offer a comprehensive range of naval architectural services for vessels, as well as analysis and consultancy for shipowners.

MBM-Consultancy's engineers perform a broad range of structural assessments for ships, including heavy-lift and multipurpose cargo vessels and barges. The company evaluates grounding, deck / hatch / linkspan strength, modifications, and heavy-lift loading on ships.

The company uses state-of-the-art software to identify vessels' structural hot spots, their lifespans, and whether they meet all regulations.

As part of its structural analysis, MBM-Consultancy provides concept, preliminary and contract ship designs, as well as weight and cost estimations, conversion plans and feasibility studies.

The company's structural design stage is based on tonnage measurement and load line calculations. Its designs also comply with Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS), the International Convention for the Prevention of Pollution from Ships (MARPOL), and classification society regulations.

MBM-Consultancy uses a variety of methods for its structural analysis, including finite element analysis (FEA), 2D wire frames, 3D solid modelling, and first principles.

Heavy-lift transport consultancy services

The company facilitates the transportation of heavy-lifts and project cargo with a range of consultancy services, including designing sea-fastenings, grillage and load-spreading systems.

It also offers analysis of hull and deck strength and motion response, as well as feasibility studies, ballasting calculations, and stowage and project management.

Stability and motion analysis of maritime vessels

MBM-Consultancy provides analysis of a range of factors affecting vessels, including free-surface, sea-going and grounding conditions. The company analyses vessels' capabilities in mooring, sea-fastening, loading and lifting, and rigging.

MBM-Consultancy creates 3D models of a vessel's hull form with compartments and tanks to assist with damage analysis. The company predefines environments for its inspection, and provides results in several different formats.

The company surveys tanks, integrated compartments and loads, as well as standard and customisable stability criteria for vessels.

As part of the MBM-Consultancy's motion analysis, the company calculates response amplitude operators and resistance, as well as motion, velocity and acceleration at specified positions on vessels.

MBM-Consultancy provides presentations and interactive graphs to demonstrate its results. It also offers hull design optimisation, propeller and rudder selection, sea-keeping and manoeuvrability studies, and tank test coordination and supervision.

Vessel design and classification drawings

The company's experienced graphics team creates drawings for new builds at class approval standard, and recreates lost drawings for existing vessels. It can also adapt drawings from word document or PDF formats to more modern .dwg versions.

Vessel drawings provided by the company include capacity, scantling, lines and emergency plans, as well as construction and classification plans.

Assembly, reverse engineering, 2D CAD and paper-to-CAD drawings are available.

Graphic design and operational animations for ships

MBM-Consultancy offers a comprehensive range of graphic services, including 3D modelling for vessels, cargo, hatches and transportation structures.

The company creates animations for a range of purposes, including simulating operational procedures, visual awareness of surrounding obstacles, health and safety, personnel training, presentations and project feasibility.

MBM-Consultancy provides reports combined with 3D animations to ensure clients are aware of loading procedures.

The animations allow clients to simulate and examine real-life heavy-lift scenarios to identify potential safety hazards during loading sequences, allowing them to plan ahead.

Maritime 3D modelling services

MBM-Consultancy provides cost-effective, high-quality, accurate 3D models of vessels in a format to suit the client.

The company's engineers are experienced in using specific proposals, sketches and drawings to quickly produce models.

MBM-Consultancy offers solid and surface / wireframe 3D models for finite element analysis (FEA) purposes.

Solid models are used by engineers to produce simple animations, drawings and graphical representations for FEA analysis. The company aims to quickly produce accurate models using CAD, CATIA and Inventor.

Surface wireframe models are normally used for visual and animation purposes. MBM-Consultancy uses high-quality materials to produce visuals, animations and marketing materials.

The company can compute large structures for FEA using 2D wireframes. Hatch covers, tween decks and lower holds of vessels are commonly recreated to confirm their structural integrity and ability to transport cargo in seagoing conditions

Dry-docking consultancy for ship operators

MBM-Consultancy assists shipowners with dry-docking operations by ensuring that information collected from all parties (including shipyards classification, original shipowners, and manufacture yards) is current and accurate.

MBM-Consultancy analyses many vessel types, with or without cargo. It uses original vessel docking plans to evaluate potential positions for centreline keel and offset blocks. Vessels are carefully examined to provide the best possible solutions for cleaning hulls.

The company determines forces during the initial contact between the keel and the first block, up to and including the 'knuckle load'. It provides clients with 'step-by-step' methods for raising vessels out of the water / draining water from the dry dock.

  • Ships (including repairs and refits)
  • Shipyard installations and equipment
  • Pump and ballast systems
  • Ship safety equipment
  • Cargo handling systems
  • Electrical engineering/electronics (e.g. communication, lighting systems)
  • Marine Research
  • Ports and port technology
  • Maritime services
  • Shipbrokers and charterers
  • Shipowners


Mr Mark Bambury
Managing Director
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