Marine engineering

Etteplan provides ship design services to customers in the offshore and marine industry. Our team of marine experts consists of experienced naval architects and design engineers, whose core expertise lies in the technical design and engineering analysis of advanced ship structures.

Marine engineering expertise at Etteplan covers a wide range of design engineering disciplines including hull, ship theory, interior, electrical, mechanical and software development. Etteplan also provides services in technical documentation, which comply with the Shipdex™ Protocol.

Strength, stability and dynamic response (vibration) of the steel structures

Etteplan has in-depth Finite Element Analysis and Modelling (FEM/FEA) expertise for steel structures in marine engineering. We are also one of the few service providers on the market with special knowledge in ship vibration analysis including structural damping, deck masses, the behavior of water mass in vibrations, excitations and allowable vibration responses. Customers rely on us to conduct ultimate strength, stability and dynamic response calculations and analysis for high-performance solutions in all kinds of ship structure projects: new buildings, retrofits and conversions.  

Forced vibration analysis helps predict the vibration levels of the hull already in the early development phase. We have customized Femap and developed numerous ship-specific software tools for modelling and postprocessing with Femap's application programming interface (API). To learn more about our software development, watch the video on effective modelling procedure of the ship's global model.

Services to comply with classification societies’ standards

We provide technical consulting and inspection of documents and hull structure at site.

Our services cover the ship's entire lifespan (building new ship, annual survey, interim survey, special survey) to ensure that the standards are maintained. The required inspections can be performed by domestic statutes and international conventions (International Maritime Organization, IMO).

Etteplan’s marine engineering services help customers comply with the standards of classification societies for safety. For example, we have a long-experience in meeting the industry requirements for stability and safety by using sophisticated FE analysis tools and methods.  

Our constant commitment to research and development ensure the use of industry leading tools and software, such as custom Femap and Hypermesh tools for FE-modeling, loading, checking, post-processing and reporting. Our macro library is continuously growing as our specialists develop and produce new solutions in every project.

In addition to engineering services, Etteplan’s offering includes technical documentation services, such as manual and spare parts catalogue production and technical illustrations. Our tools, the Simplified Technical English and Simplified Technical Illustrations methodologies and advanced information systems and software tools, are compliant with the international Shipdex™ Protocol to meet the strict requirements for the technical documentation in marine engineering. 

The value of our services is based on the high quality of manuals and instructions and on a cost-effective content production process that makes it easy to update the content and reuse it both in conventional printed materials as well as online publications.

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Janne Auvinen
Janne Auvinen
Regional Manager, Engineering Solutions