What we do

Our Project Managers are supported by a team of over a hundred design and engineering professionals with expertise in all aspects of marine design and refit construction including, pipe work design, naval architecture, marine engineering,  electrical systems and HVAC.

We provide a range of services relevant to Ballast Water Management from technical advice through to full system selection and installation. This is combined with hands-on practical experience of shipyard supervision and client representation.

You can read more about Houlder’s wider business here.

Ballast Water Treatment

As an independent consultancy, we are ideally placed to help our clients select the most suitable equipment for their unique…

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Project Management

Our project managers are highly experienced in liaising with ship owners, equipment suppliers and shipyards to ensure the installation of…

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3D Scanning

Many vessels have crowded engine rooms with little space for new equipment. Part of our approach is to scan the…

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Pipework and Electrical Design

Our engineers design piping & cable runs in and around existing and new equipment ahead of time, potentially saving time…

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Latest news

New Marine Assurance Business Launched

6, February, 2018

Houlder has announced the recruitment of Neil Walker to develop a Marine Assurance Services business. This is a key part…

Employee Ownership 2007-2017

14, December, 2017

Houlder is celebrating a decade of successful Employee Ownership.  On December 14th 2007,  the company’s founding management team retired and…

Cyber Essentials Plus Certification Success

13, September, 2017

Houlder has announced successful certification with the UK Government Cyber Essentials Plus scheme. Cyber Essentials Plus is a government-backed, industry…


12, September, 2017

Houlder is hosting a Ballast Water Management breakfast seminar on the recent changes in legislation, Friday the 22nd of September…