Shipbuilding and Ship Repair

Over 20 assignments

Multi-client studies on the worldwide shipbuilding market.

Multiple market and feasibility studies for ship builders, ship repairers and marine equipment manufacturers.

Several M&A and financing advisory assignments

Representative Assigments

  • Prepared more than a half dozen market positioning studies and business plans for shipbuilders considering entry into offshore equipment fabrication
  • Completed more than a dozen multi-client studies of the worldwide shipbuilding market
  • Profiled the Brazilian shipbuilding/offshore fabrication industrial base, assessed local construction demand for ships and offshore equipment over the next ten years, analyzed capability of Brazilian shipbuilders and the local equipment supply chain to support future construction demand and identified opportunities for technical cooperation and / or investment by Japanese companies
  • Evaluated the feasibility of establishing a new ship repair yard on a greenfield site near the Atlantic side of the Panama Canal, determined appropriate dry dock dimensions based on future ship traffic flows in the region, assessed layout options, forecast financial results and recommended a plan of action
  • Segmented the available North American shipbuilding market, forecast potential demand by segment over the following ten years, assessed the competitive situation, benchmarked competitor performance and recommended positioning strategy
  • Evaluated future Libyan ship construction requirements and recommended a plan of action for positioning for future contracts
  • Assessed the market available to a Mexican ship repair yard, benchmarked competitor strengths and weaknesses and recommended a strategy and plan to strengthen market position
  • Identified market expansion opportunities available to a major shipbuilder, assessed the company’s ability to compete in various market segments and recommended a strategy for market positioning
  • Conceived and coordinated a finance/build/operate project to construct a drydocking facility in the Port of Charleston to be owned by the port authority and operated by commercial tenants — J.P. Morgan, Parsons Brinckerhoff and MAN GHH participated as consortium members
  • Developed a long-term development plan and capital investment strategy for the shipbuilding and ship repair industry in Malaysia, prepared for the Industrial Development Bank of Malaysia
  • Conducted a major review of the US Navy’s capability to plan and budget the acquisition of new naval ships, including audit of its performance in three major ship acquisition programs
  • Analyzed the planned acquisition of a major shipyard involved in naval and commercial shipbuilding, performed for a Fortune 500 integrated steel company
  • Prepared numerous market and feasibility studies for shipbuilders and ship repair firms considering facility improvements and expansions
  • Tracked and assessed planned projects in the Gulf of Mexico and offshore West Africa, a multi-year assignment performed for a consortium of Norwegian offshore oil and gas equipment suppliers
  • Assessed future requirements for deep water drilling equipment, construction vessels, shuttle tankers and floating production facilities
  • Assessed future requirements for propulsion and maneuvering systems in offshore drilling equipment, construction vessels and support vessels
  • Developed a detailed business plan for establishing an offshore production module fabrication facility on the west coast of Norway, prepared for a consortium of Norwegian shipbuilders
  • Surveyed and documented shipyard progress in completing conversion of an FPSO in Singapore, identified issues impeding delivery schedule, estimated range of expected final capex, examined the shipyard contract and field charter to identify terms impacting project partner liability and assessed likelihood unit will remain on field through option period and/or redeploy
  • Benchmarked the relative competitiveness of building floating methanol plants in the US and Japan