Unveiling naval architecture services

In the realm of maritime engineering, where precision and innovation intersect, d2m Engineering takes pride in its diverse range of exceptional services, with the cornerstone being the pivotal discipline of Naval Architecture. Within this intricate domain, we orchestrate the delicate interplay of Weight & Stability, Propulsion performance, and General Arrangement – each vital in the art of crafting vessels that voyage the oceans safely and efficiently.

Weight & Stability

Our naval architects possess the expertise to estimate a vessel’s lightship weight and CoG accurately, a critical factor that influences every aspect of its performance. By expertly compiling ship’s drawings and data from their experience, they ensure a precise weight estimate that serves as the cornerstone for various engineering decisions at design stage. During the life of the vessel, d2m supervises weighing and inclining tests to determine existing lightship weight and CoG.

Equally important is the Trim & Stability Booklet – a meticulously crafted document that outlines a ship’s stability parameters. Our naval architects are adept at not only creating these documents but also utilizing their extensive experience to enhance the vessel’s overall stability.

General Arrangement

Creating a harmonious and functional ship layout complying with flag and Class rules, and client’s requirements requires an artful blend of engineering and design. Our team brings life to concepts through comprehensive 2D drawings and immersive 3D models. d2m works with all major IACS Classification Societies (BV, ABS, DNV, etc…). This global and meticulous document encompasses everything from cabin layouts to cargo spaces, ensuring that the vessel operates seamlessly.


The d2m Engineering team excels in sizing and determining power speed for optimal propulsion performance. Whether it’s assessing a vessel’s maneuverability or considering retrofit options to enhance efficiency and reduce carbon footprint, our naval architects bring their technical prowess to the fore.

Hull resistance, a main contribution to ship’s energy consumption and final project economic viability, is determined through statistical series or CFD. By analyzing and optimizing hull designs, our engineers ensure minimal resistance and maximum fuel efficiency.

At d2m Engineering, our Naval Architecture services are about more than just design; they are the result of decades of experience, a commitment to innovation, and an unwavering dedication to excellence. With our team of experts at the helm, your maritime project is in safe hands, navigating the seas of engineering with precision, creativity, and a passion for maritime perfection.

How can we help you?

Contact your nearest d2m office or submit a business inquiry online.

In my role as Project Manager, Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer, and Quality Manager at d2m Engineering, I’ve experienced firsthand our unwavering commitment to excellence. This dedication is not just a goal but a core part of our identity, ensuring that every project we undertake is a testament to our high standards and expertise.

Aurélien Sabatier
Project Manager / Lead Hydrodynamic Engineer / Quality Manager, d2m Engineering

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