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Offshore Ship Designers consolidates independent strategy

IJmuiden-based Offshore Ship Designers (OSD) has strengthened its group identity and adopted a more integrated approach to work sharing.

Design teams in IJmuiden, Montrose, Escrick, Bideford and Shanghai will now all operate under the OSD name and will work more closely together. The office in Bideford is new and will focus on cargo ships, patrol vessels, dredgers and mega yachts. Offshore Ship Designers Group (OSD) is a global one-stop resource delivering naval architecture and marine engineering skills to the shipping and offshore energy industries. It draws 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's IJmuiden office was formerly WorldWise Marine Engineering, now renamed OSD Holland. It will lead the group's tug and harbour craft work.  Montrose and Escrick are the former IMT Marine Consultants teams, now renamed OSD-IMT, and leading the group's continuing focus on cost-effective offshore service vessels. The Bideford office is new, and falls under OSD-IMT. It will add expertise on cargo ships, patrol vessels, dredgers, ferries and yachts to the group. OSD Shanghai retains its name, providing a foothold in Asia and a strong resource of qualified staff to service group demand.

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