Maritime Engineers Pty Ltd was founded in the early nineties by its former Executive Director, Kent Stewart.
Having grown from small beginings, we are the only Australian consultancy which provides a broad range of services for a variety of clients in the Oil & Gas industry, navy, commercial shipping and marine insurances.
We pride ourselves in being able to provide a solution to almost any complex marine project and support this ability now with our Engineering Design Office of Naval Architects, design engineers and draftsmen.
In 2010 Maritime Engineers was bought by UK listed James Fisher and Sons plc, a marine engineering, shipping and service company with a history dating back 160 years.
Likewise Maritime Engineers is proud of its achievements over the last twenty years and can lay claim to a number of firsts.
We were the first marine consultancy in Australia to achieve ISO 9001 Quality Assurance certification.
We were the first accredited Naval Hull Surveyors in Australia.
In a joint venture with McMahan Services, we conducted the first commercial shipbreaking project in Australia with the scrapping of a large private fishing vessel at Henderson, Western Australia.
We were the first in Australia to conduct engineering design of cyclone moorings for the Dampier Port Authority.
Maritime Engineers is the largest independent Ship Valuer in Australia conducting over 200 valuations a year for marine underwriters, shipowners and financial institutions.
We have considerable experience and skills in harbour and ocean towage and have designed and patented a Barge Emergency Anchor Release (BEAR) system which provides a radio controlled release system for barge anchors - a world first and a novel safety device for sea transport with barges.
Our Engineering Design & Naval Architecture team has been leading a major project for the construction of one of the largest floating wharf facilities in the world. The dynamic analysis modelling which was conducted for this project we believe to also be a world first. The modelling of three large vessels moored together and restrained against movement in an exposed region may be the first of this type of analysis ever conducted.
We have been instructed in producing valuable documentation which has been taken up by other parts of the maritime industry.
Our Ocean Towing Checklist has been taken up and used by the Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA) and at last, one Australian State Maritime Safety Authority.
Our Managing Director, Andrew Marsh, has formulated our own Independent Offshore Vessel Audit (IOVA) format for ship vetting and pre charter assessment and suitability for offshore support vessels.