Ardmore Craig provides a wide range of engineering services with contracts ranging from small lump sum studies to large framework agreements to design and build projects.
Our client base includes developers, marine and engineering consultancy houses, equipment designers, offshore contractors, fabricators, utility companies and super majors covering the full spectrum of companies involved within the offshore sector.
We work closely with our clients, gaining a firm understanding of their needs, key drivers, timescales and budgets before developing solutions which fit within the technical and commercial constraints of their projects.
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Examples of our concept services include consultancy work, concept generation, Front End Engineering Design (FEED) studies, 3rd party reviews, patent filings and prototype builds.
We have undertaken a wide range of consultancy work on behalf of companies across the globe. The variety of such work is enormous with examples including the development of strategic plans for other businesses, provision of advice to private equity companies and independent technical expertise examining the structural failure on a subsea device.
Our concept development skills have allowed us to establish a reputation for developing robust concepts in rapid timescales, allowing these to be taken through the design cycle and into production when project schedules demand a quick solution. Examples include subsea trenching equipment, pipelay and pipe handling equipment, cable storage equipment and lifting equipment.
We can undertake 3rd party verification work on a wide range of equipment performing independent checks and analysis against recognised international codes. Such work has previously been undertaken on behalf of both the end user or as check on behalf of the equipment designer.
Our engineering team have experience in working with international patent attorneys to develop robust patents for IP protection with our team named in over a dozen applications covering trenching, handling, marine renewables and pipelay applications.
Where time constraints allow, prototyping offers a method of reducing the risk of a new design by trialling it in a controlled environment. Examples of prototyping work we have undertaken include development of scaled fabrications for trenching trials and wind tunnel & tank test models for equipment installed upon vessels and barges.
We undertake a wide range of engineering activities during the detail design phase of a project taking a concept from the idea stage through to a final set of manufacturing drawings.
Our team have experience in undertaking complex engineering calculations from first principles and against the requirements of a wide range on international codes and 3rd party standards.
We use a range of engineering analysis packages including Inventor, Nastran and Staad Pro to support our hand calculations and allow analysis on more complex structures or shapes.
Whether its associated with our own equipment and designs or that of a third party, our team can assist with assessments including PUWER, FMECA, Hazop and CE Marking.
Component and assembly drawings are produced using the latest 3D modelling software with our clear and concise approach to provision of fabrication drawings having received wide acclaim from 3rd party suppliers and clients.
Our team have experience with the sea-fastening of equipment and structural verification of the underlying vessel structure both for our own equipment and third-party systems. Again, we have worked with a range of classification bodies, codes and standards and vessel types and can engineer solutions to minimise mobilisation times and costs.
Our work doesn’t stop when we finish designing. We can offer full turnkey design and build services via our established supply chain in the NE England and UK.
Where clients want to place orders themselves to keep costs to a minimum we offer a project engineering and management service allowing our clients to make use of our supply chain and supplier relationships with our team facilitating the expediating and quality assurance of the build.
Prior to design work or concept development commencing, our team can assist with equipment surveys or vessel inspections with a wide range of experience in ship yards around the UK and abroad.
Our team have experience of assisting with numerous mobilisations being on hand for our clients to solve any issues which crop up during installation and to review work is progressing as expected thus ensuring any errors are spotted and resolved at the earliest opportunity.