2. Design & Engineering

The EXMAR technical expertise consists of highly qualified engineers, naval architects, designers and seafaring officers serving onshore and located at the company's offices in Antwerp, Houston (EXMAR Offshore Company) and Paris (DVO).

Based on its experience EXMAR can offer the following design and engineering services:

  • Proprietary designs
  • Engineering
    • Naval Architecture (Stability, motions, mooring, air gap)
    • Structural (Scantling calculations, global / local strength, spectral fatigue, dry tows)
    • Electrical (Prime mover sizing, Electrical load analyses, breaker coordination)
    • Topsides/Process Group (Front End Development)
    • Mechanical (Equipment sizing, Drilling and marine systems design, pipe stress analysis)
    • Design and Drafting (2D Design, 3D Modeling, Detailed MTOs, clash-checking, Aveva Marine Suite/3D Scanning)
    • Research and Development
    • Modification and Upgrades


The EXMAR technical team works on conceptual designs with customers and technology providers, and thereby coordinates Front-End Engineering & Design (FEED) studies. On the basis of these studies, EXMAR technical develops with candidate shipyards the building specifications and engages in newbuilding contract negotiations.

EXMAR technical is organized as knowledge management center for the EXMAR Group in terms of collecting operational feedback from EXMAR’s fleet, monitoring technology trends and participating in technical studies throughout the maritime oil & gas industry. It actively provides technical solutions for optimizing and upgrading the fleet as well as supporting the business development team with innovations to anticipate future customer needs and market requirements. 

EXMAR Offshore Company, (EOC) Houston, is an engineering, design and project services company capable of early concept development though detail design. Services include project management, naval architecture, structural engineering, topsides design or process systems and accommodations blocks, mechanical engineering and marine systems, electrical engineering, and mooring design and analysis. EOC is the designer of the patented OPTI® series of production semisubmersibles which are currently in operation in the Gulf of Mexico. 

DV Offshore, known as DVO, is an engineering consultancy contractor providing design and project support services to oil companies and operators in the oil and gas industry.

DV Offshore’s expertise includes floating systems, terminals, mooring systems, subsea production, pipelines & risers, allowing us to provide technical and operational support to operators and oil companies in the Oil and Gas and Offshore Logistics industries worldwide.