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Frazer-Nash Consultancy Limited


+44 (0)1179 226 242


+44 (0)1179 226 524




The Cube Lower Lamb Street
College Green

United Kingdom


Noise and Vibration studies; Fluid and thermal analysis; Hydrodynamics; Air wake; Propulsion systems evaluation; HVAC; Asset Management; Technology evaluation and management; Structural analysis and integrity assessment; Blast modelling; Corrosion protection; Cranes/Lifting assessments; Software systems assurance; Process optimisation; scheduling; Asset Management; Commercial Marine Engineering Services; Design Support; Engineering & Technical; Enterprise Services; Expert Witness; Resilience Management; Information security; Information systems; Business Continuity; Risk and Regulatory Compliance management; Systems Technology;. Modelling and Simulation; Systems Engineering; Systems Assurance; Safety Management; Environmental management; Technical Due Diligence

Contact Name:

Patrick O'Shaughnessy

Contact Position:

Senior Business Executive - Marine


Frazer-Nash is renowned for its marine expertise and its work across the defence, aerospace, power, industry and transport sectors. They are a commercial shipping expert witness and technical engineering consultancy with a broad range of specialist capabilities in marine systems.  Substantial breadth and depth with around 700 engineering consultants in the UK and Australia. 


With experience across the development life cycle, from requirements definition and project delivery through to recycling and disposal, our marine specialists provide a comprehensive and tailored service. And with access to the wide breadth of skills and expertise within the whole company, there’s someone, somewhere who has the solution to even the most complex problem.

Our clients know they’ll get the very best in strategic planning, project management, design and technical support, which is why many of the world’s leading private and public sector organisations use us to overcome some of their greatest challenges.  In defence, we provide support to major procurement programmes such as the MARS and Queen Elizabeth Class vessels.  In the civil sector, our customers include major oil companies, shipping companies, shipyards and manufacturers.  Our projects range from the structural analysis of wrecks, to improving the performance of hull design, structural integrity, propulsion systems, and mechanical and electrical systems.  We apply bespoke modelling techniques to assess wake and interaction effects in the provision of expert witness support, with specialisms also including: modelling the effect of shock and vibration on structures, systems and people; physical and blast impact; corrosion; fatigue; fire and smoke analysis and vessel stability.   

Our History

Frazer-Nash Consultancy was formed in 1971 and rapidly established itself as a market leader in providing innovative solutions to some of the most complex engineering problems in the defence, aerospace, power, industry and transport sectors. The company offers a wide range of marine services alongside its core engineering consultancy services.


We provide engineering management and supporting technical services to maximise the organisational and technical performance of our clients. Our approach to doing business is focused on developing a firm understanding of our clients’ requirements, and then formulating and delivering the best engineering solution to deliver business benefit. Alongside our core capabilities we provide a comprehensive range of expert witness services for the maritime sector.

Our core capabilities include: 

  • Optimising operations – Applying technical assessment and modelling techniques to optimise navigational and shore-side operations, in compliance with applicable regulations
  • Integrated safety and security management systems – ensuring that the right balance is met in application of regulations and the management of security risk, afloat and on-shore, and that safety, security and environmental management processes are harmonised
  • Strategic planning and procurement -  assessing and balancing the benefits, costs and risks of investment options, and supporting the whole procurement process to maximise cost effectiveness in practice
  • Security management – Specialist capabilities in information systems and security management
  • Improving performance – ensuring that management processes and technical process are aligned and optimised to deliver performance and efficiency
  • Business resilience  - Identifying and managing business risks through business continuity and resilience management approaches
  • Helping meet statutory responsibilities – regulatory compliance and management systems

Frazer Nash has substantial technical expertise and experience, and we apply this in support of both the management and technical aspects of engineering enterprise. 

Our areas of technical expertise include: 

  • Aerodynamics and wake analysis
  • Asset integrity management
  • Capacity studies
  • Composites
  • Computational fluid dynamics (CFD)
  • Corrosion
  • Cost modelling and acquisition support
  • Craft optimisation
  • Due diligence
  • Electrical system design
  • Environmental audit
  • Expert witness
  • Fatigue life assessments
  • Fluid dynamics
  • Historic ship restoration
  • Human factors
  • Hydrodynamic and stability assessment
  • Information and data assurance
  • Investment optimisation
  • Impact and blast analysis
  • Maintenance scheduling and optimisation
  • Materials
  • Computer modelling and simulation
  • Naval architecture design and concept assessment
  • Noise and vibration
  • Power-plant enclosure and propulsion design
  • Safety and environmental audit and advice
  • Scheduling and process optimisation
  • Structural integrity
  • Supportability techniques and analysis
  • Thermal management and HVAC analysis

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