About us

The International Contract Engineering (ICE) group is Europe’s largest independent ship design consultancy. It is an amalgamation of a long-standing U.K. provider of marine design services and a former Romanian state-owned ship research institute established 55 years ago.

ICE provides a broad range of ship design skills and disciplines, including hydrodynamics, naval architecture, structural design, electrical, instrumentation and telecommunication (EIT) design, design of propulsion and piping systems, calculation and design of heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) systems, design of accommodation, lifesaving and deck equipment arrangements, etc. ICE has track record of designing a wide range of ships and offshore structures to clients world-wide, including more than 40 FSO/FPSO projects.

The normal process is for ICE to do the design work in its own office, but ICE can also send design teams or coordinators to work at the client’s location. ICE has an annual capacity of more than 700,000 professional man-hours.

Recognized capabilities

ICE is a corporate member of the Royal Institution of Naval Architects (RINA) and is qualified under the Achilles register as an approved service provider to the North Sea Offshore Industry, which includes some of the world’s most demanding customers.

ICE’s ISO 9001 Quality Management System is certified by DNV-GL and has been successfully audited by several international oil companies and major EPC contractors.