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ICE (International Contract Engineering Limited)


+44 (0)1624 623 190


+44 (0)1624 628 297


19 - 21 Circular Road
Isle of Man
United Kingdom


Commercial Ship Design Naval Ship Design FPU FSO FPSO Drill ship design Tankers Jack-up Rigs Shipyards Rig Yards Offshore Fabricators Ship Owners EPC Companies Oil Companies

Contact Name:

Robert Swan

Contact Position:

Managing Director


ICE Marine Design, one of world’s largest independent ship design consultancies


ICE, Europe’s largest independent, privately owned ship design group with a 50-year track record, provides naval architecture and marine engineering services to clients world-wide in the commercial marine, defence and offshore energy industries.

ICE delivers first-of-class multi-discipline design services ranging from conceptual studies and Class drawings to detail design (including 3-D modelling) and production information. ICE also offers procurement assistance, retrofit design of BWT and scrubbers, build strategy development and related consulting services, as well as plan approval services and shipyard supervision on behalf of Owners.

ICE covers a full range of naval architecture and marine engineering disciplines such as hydrodynamics, structural, mechanical, piping, electrical, instrumentation, outfit and HVAC. Our experience includes gas carriers, passenger vessels, navy and coast guard ships, chemical tankers, drill ships, FSO/FPSOs and a range of other vessels. We also have available proprietary designs that can be adapted to clients’ requirements.

With our head office in the Isle of Man and our engineering facilities in Romania and Croatia, we provide high quality design and engineering at very competitive prices.

Software Systems:

ICE is one of Europe’s largest independent users of the AVEVA 3-D modeling software, with about 250 licenses. ICE is a leading user of AVEVA Global, a communication software that enables simultaneous design in multiple locations accessing the same database, resulting in shorter design times, less travel costs and overall cost savings.

Other design software licenses used by ICE include:

  • Autodesk AutoCad 200x
  • Siemens UGS SolidEdge 2D
  • CSI SAP2000 (structural analysis & design)
  • PipingSolutions Triflex  (pipe stress analysis)
  • Sunrise Systems Pipenet (flow analysis of pipe and duct networks)
  • McNeel Rhinoceros, Flamingo and Penguin (freeform modeling, photorealistic rendering, sketch rendering)
  • DNV Nauticus Hull Rule Check (ship verification according to the DNV Rules)
  • Napa System: Hydrostatics, Capacities, Loading Conditions, Stability Criteria, Damage Stability, Freeboard Calculation
  • Siemens UGS Femap NX for Nastran (finite element analysis)
  • Shipflow & Tecplot (computational fluid dynamics CFD analysis)

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