Alternative Design Studies
Enabling alternative design without compromising safety
The demand for alternative or more innovative marine and offshore vessels often conflicts with IMO Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) requirements. Builders now seek equivalent solutions in terms of fire safety, life safety, appliances, machinery and electricity for their alternative demands. Alternative design studies offer them a way to make sure their next generation of vessels combines innovation with safety.
From the design stage, BV Solutions M&O’s global team of experts works closely with owners and designers aiming to build vessels that lie beyond some limitations of SOLAS regulations. Starting with a thorough analysis of the new asset’s build and safety thresholds, we ensure the newbuild either meets or exceeds the level of safety required of standard ships. The result: vessels with new designs, that do not sacrifice safety.
With 20 years of experience in developing alternative designs, we offer unparalleled insight and expertise regarding all equivalence procedures.
We can ensure design equivalence using tailored in-house methodologies and digital simulation tools combined with our people’s long-term experience.