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Marine and Subsea Engineering

Kemper Engineering Services’ team includes in-depth marine and subsea engineering, design, and operations experience.  Our team’s operational experience includes former Navy sailors, former air-system and saturation diver, and a marine equipment fleet manager.  Our engineering background includes three members of the ASME Pressure Vessel for Human Occupancy codes and standards committee, which governs hyperbaric systems, diving systems, and many submersibles as well as members of the Marine Technical Society and the Society of Naval Architects & Marine Engineers.  We have presented at Underwater Intervention multiple times as well as the Joint ASME-USCG Technologies Conference.  We work in the Gulf South with local shipyards and diving companies to anywhere in the world, such as the EAGLE DSV, the same diving support vessel that dove and did initial entry on the Soviet nuclear submarine KURSK, which tragically failed to surface during an exercise.

KES’ marine and subsurface work includes:

  • Design or design reviews for supports and ship systems for DNV, ABS, DIN, and BS engineering codes
  • Engineering plans and designs for diving operations
  • Lift and launch systems for lifeboats
  • Hull design and analysis, to include flow modeling and stress analysis
  • Evaluation of marine systems, such as keel coolers and pipelay systems
  • Topsides blast modeling for ships and barges
  • Fitness-for-service review of pressure vessels and structures
  • PVHO design, including acrylic windows
  • Proof of concept for amphibious vehicle
  • Research in new acrylic design techniques
  • Design review of non-ASME diving systems for equivalence for USCG approval
  • Oil booming and subsurface oil capture system development

Key Clients

  • Acergy (Aberdeen, Scotland)
  • Aqua-Air Industries (Harvey, LA)
  • AquaVenture Watercraft (Manchester, NH)
  • Blanson Acrylic Engineering (Brighton, England)
  • Caldive International (Houston, TX)
  • DOF Subsea Group (Bergen, Norway)
  • EBICS Technologies (Kiln, MS)
  • Helix Energy Solutions Group (Houston, TX)
  • KnightHawk Engineering (Houston, TX)
  • Oil Containment Systems, Inc. (Toronto, Canada)
  • Specialty Diving (Covington, LA)
  • Stolt Offshore (Houston, TX)
  • Trinity Marine Products (Brusly, LA)