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Offshore Ship Designers

  • Engineering and Consultancy Services
Sluisplein 42
1975 AG, IJmuiden
The Netherlands
T:  +31 255 545070
F:  +31 255 545080

Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) is a global one-stop resource delivering naval architecture and marine engineering skills to the shipping and offshore energy industries. We draw on an experienced global workforce to provide high quality feasibility studies, conceptual and detailed designs for tugs and offshore support vessels of all types. OSD is based in IJmuiden, and has offices in Dundee, York, Appledore, Shanghai and Singapore.
OSD builds its business on two key factors which sets us apart in the market. These are a strong knowledge base and interest in environmentally friendly technology, and most important of all, our independence.
We can offer our clients a full range of innovative designs from tugs to deepwater exploration and construction vessels.

The following range of ship types is a.o within the design portfolio of Offshore Ship Designers:


  • Escort / Terminal tugs
  • Utility offshore tugs
  • Platform supply vessels
  • Anchor handling supply vessels
  • Standby rescue vessels
  • Cargo ships
  • Patrol vessels
  • Dredgers
  • Ferries


OSD-IMT in Dundee, York and Appledore (UK) is leading the group’s continuing focus on cost-effective offshore service vessels. OSD Holland in IJmuiden leads the group’s tug and harbour craft work. OSD Shanghai is specialised in detailed designing as well as construction drawing. The OSD Singapore office provides a local liaison point for customers building ships in Asia which were designed in the Dutch and UK offices of OSD. It also provides a local solution for design projects for companies based in Singapore.


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