Machinery & Drilling Systems

The Machinery & Drilling Systems department includes the disciplines Mechanical, Piping, Electrical, Instrumentation/Control, HVAC, Safety and Drilling. The department is capable of designing all systems (except hydrocarbon processing) on vessels developed or modified by GVA. In addition the department provides engineering, supervision and inspection services for the maritime and offshore business.

Most of the senior engineers are multi-disciplinary and have personal experience from working on shipyards, ships and offshore installations. They have a unique and comprehensive experience accumulated in the development, design, construction and commissioning on a variety of projects.


Typical services for clients worldwide:

  • Knowledge of relevant Rules and Regulations, codes and standards within marine and offshore industry. 
  • Conceptual and Basic Design through to Detail Engineering for Machinery Equipment and Systems, Drilling Equipment and Systems, Marine Systems, Electrical System, HVAC and Control Systems (incl. Design Philosophies, Technical Specifications, Schematic Drawings, Calculations, Arrangement Drawings, Power Generation sizing etc.)
  • Fabrication Supervision
  • Mechanical Completion and Commissioning
  • Life-time verification
  • Conversions and Modifications
  • Maintenance Programs
  • Operation Manuals FMEA