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Structural Engineering


3D Model prepared as part of
FEED Design.

"Building the strong foundations of any job"


Structural engineering  is the foundation of the concept, design and ultimately the delivered project.  The Optimus Structural Engineering team includes seven experienced Structural Engineers with the capacity to deliver high quality solutions for a wide range of structural problems. Optimus has always prided itself on securing and retaining the best engineers.


Structural Studies
Optimus believe that the conceptual phase of a job is the best time to make the foundations of any project strong, plan for future savings and set the tone for a successful job. Our engineers can carry out a comprehensive range of structural studies on a project tailored basis. In addition we maintain a high quality drafting resource that provides clients with clear and concise images whatever the level of the study.  For our clients in the North Sea we have provided a number of bespoke studies – topsides and jacket FEED studies, foundation design, accommodation studies, transport and installation studies, additional load capacity assessments.


Advanced Analysis
Optimus offers an advanced structural engineering service based on FEA software Abaqus and high end computing resources. The team is headed up by a highly experienced Principal engineer capable of interpreting results and translating these into usable solutions and recommendations. We have the experience to address most of the current issues faced by operators- life of field, fatigue and reliability, accidental load analysis , non linear assessment of load carrying capacity.


Structural Detail Design
Optimus can provide detailed design solutions covering a wide range of greenfield and brownfield projects. Our engineers have first hand offshore experience of carrying out modifications to operational platforms. We have carried out several additional accommodation projects providing a variety of solutions to suit the limitations of the existing installation. We have also delivered solutions on caisson replacement, equipment removal / installation lifeboat  replacement and platform strengthening.


Technical Assurance
Our team has the experience to either perform the structural TA / advisor role within a client team as we have done in the North Sea (See Personnel Assignments) or to work as part of our own multi discipline engineering team during any stage of a project life-cycle. By employing experienced team members and working with industry standard software we ensure a high degree of quality of work and presentation for our clients.


The Complete Service

Through our relations with other specialized consultants, we can offer the complete range of structural, marine and naval architectural services required by the industry. Optimus offers a structural service to meet the needs of our industry. Our team members are well-respected members on the offshore community. We offer the complete range of structural engineering from structural design of brownfield modifications and temporary works, specialist analysis, through to complete jacket and topsides design.