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Structural Studies


3D Model of offshore concrete structure.

"Building the strong foundations of any job"


Our engineers can carry out a comprehensive range of structural studies on a project tailored basis. Our personnel are available to carry out offshore surveys if required. For our clients in the North Sea we have provided a number of bespoke studies including:


  • Platform FEED design – including jacket ,foundations and topsides
  • Module FEED design
  • Living quarters studies
  • Lifeboat replacement
  • Modular design concepts including traditional and modular builds
  • Transport and installation studies
  • Concept design for blast rated structures
  • Concept foundation sizing
  • Decommissioning studies


We also offer our clients a complete project-tailored drafting resource that provides clients with clear, concise and high quality 2-D and 3-D images whatever the level of the study.

Industry software
Optimus utilizes industry standard structural software package FS2000, marketed by Analytical Engineering Services Ltd., and STAAD Pro, marketed by Bentley Systems. The software allows analysis of jacket and topsides global structures, In addition our Advanced Analysis group utilize Abaqus to allow highly detailed FE analysis of local or global structures and non linear assessments of structural load carrying capacity.


Structural drawings are o produced using our in house CAD designers. Optimus use Multisteel 3-D modeling with 2-D drawing capability. This software is compatible with other industry software. We welcome discussion as to how the Client’s existing 3-D model could be used to the benefit of any particular study.


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.


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