Gelen Marine guides our clients through the technical process of building a new ship, ensuring they get a ship that will meet their trade or mission, satisfying all their safety and quality requirements. We augment our clients own technical personnel and take the worry out of dealing with shipyards from conception of their ship to delivery.
Gelen Marine assists our clients to clearly define their ship concept by helping identify requirements and trade constraints, producing an easily understood design brief for potential builders. We go on to support them in identifying capable yards and then guide them in executing any pre-qualification process a client may wish to have, before helping to prepare their tender documentation.
Gelen Marine assists our clients in the decision making process of choosing a shipyard. We help in providing tender clarifications and subsequently assessing tenders against our clients design brief. We go on to support them in technical negotiations and modifications to the builder’s contract specification in order to fully meet our client’s requirements.
Gelen Marine assists our clients in carrying out their contractual duty to approve all shipyard drawings for their ship. We help check that the shipyard design meets the contract specification and all appropriate standards and statutory requirements. Furthermore, that it meets our client’s quality, safety, operational and maintenance requirements and that potential build issues are identified.
Gelen Marine assists our clients in providing experienced on-site representatives for the duration of their new building, whether this is through regular site visits or a full permanent site team. Through close cooperation, we help our clients ensure their vessel is built to contract and to good shipbuilding practice and construction quality. We provide up to date information and records to our clients on owner’s contractual inspections identifying defects and helping solve any subsequent construction problems. Providing regular reports, to keep our clients fully informed of the progress of their new building through to delivery.