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Walrus class submarine engineering composite superstructure

Submarine projects are characterised by complexity and ingenuity. Not only in terms of engineering, but also in terms of risks, interfaces and project management.

A submarine contains more technology within every cubic metre than any other vessel. The layout of a submarine must be extremely well thought out: every piece of equipment has to be in exactly the right place. Since every space is interconnected, a submarine design must be made up of logical lines. It is about designing cohesion, and realising an exact balance between requirements, costs, risks and technology.

Reliability of the submarine platform and its systems, as well as the comfort of the crew, are essential factors that contribute to optimal performance at sea. Risks must be tightly controlled when constructing or converting a submarine. Nevesbu has been designing submarines ever since its founding in 1935. As a result, we have in-depth knowledge of maritime technical solutions and operational defence processes, and fully understand the standards and requirements with which submarines, equipment and components must comply.

Concept design electric submarine
Concept design of a full electric submarine

Nevesbu offers a wide range of submarine design, engineering and consultancy services

The submarines, equipment and components we design today must perform optimally in the future. Nevesbu guarantees this by combining its specialist technical knowledge with the development of innovations and application of the latest technologies. As an independent naval architect, Nevesbu provides services for newbuild submarines, including parts thereof, and vessel conversions for the integration of new systems. We also manage obsolescence and support owners with managing knowledge, requirements, safety and availability. Our services include advisory in program definition, design & engineering, platform systems integration and through life support.

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A structured and integral project approach

Nevesbu approaches projects in a structured and integral manner, encompassing design, organisation and communication, supported by expert naval architecture and marine engineering and knowledge of how vessels and applications are used. We oversee interfaces, identify risks and make them manageable. In addition to design and engineering, Nevesbu organises (large) multi-disciplinary projects and acts as an independent link between the various parties involved in a project. With our structured and integrated approach, Nevesbu ensures a mature design with an exact balance between requirements, costs, risks and technology.

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Platform systems integration Walrus class life extension program

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