Helix Shipping & Technical Services Ltd., London

HISTORY

Helix was established in London in 1966, as a marine consultancy and has been
continuously active in technical services to the shipping industry particularly in new build construction.

1966
Helix was established in London
1968
"Our first new-build dry cargo ship (UK) 1968"
Dry cargo ship (UK) 1968
1969
Our first new-build bulk carrier (Croatia)"
Our first new-build bulk carrier (Croatia)
1973
"Our first new-build oil tanker (Japan)"
oil tanker (Japan) 1973
1996
"Our first new-build reefer ship (Poland)"
Our first new-build reefer ship (Poland)

SINCE 2004

In the last decade, we have managed projects for:

75
DRY CARGO
(Handy size, Panamax, Supramax, Ultramax, Kamsarmax, Capesize)
39
OIL TANKERS
(Oil product, Chemical, Coated LR2, Aframax, VLCC)
23
GAS CARRIERS (VLGC)
7
CONTAINER SHIPS
4
SPECIAL OFFSHORE PSVs
Countries where Helix has participated in shipbuilding include:

United Kingdom, Netherlands, Denmark, Belgium, Germany, Poland, Rumania, Bulgaria, Croatia, Brazil, Japan, Korea, China and Philippines.

Countries where Helix has participated in shipbuilding
Countries where Helix has participated in shipbuilding
  • Appraisal of the technical specification

    This is where Helix typically evaluates a variety of Outline Specifications from various shipyards (which an Owner may be considering) and reports on the merits and disadvantages of the offers at hand. This process is followed by appraisal and comparison of a handful of the full Technical Specifications from the shipyards which the Owner has shortlisted. Finally a detailed analysis of the full Technical Specification of the chosen offer is made, resulting in a formal set of written technical comments, sent to the shipyard in order to ensure that the Owners requirements, in terms of both the vessel itself and the trade in which it would operate, are satisfied. This is normally followed by some back and forth correspondence on a technical level (and of course on a commercial level in parallel) resulting in an understanding between Owner and Builder.

  • Technical negotiations

    Helix usually attends the formal technical negotiations, held between the Owner and Builder, where the technical details are discussed and where finally the Technical Specification is amended to reflect the result agreed between the parties. In tandem the Shipbuilding Contract is usually negotiated by the commercial and legal team appointed by the Owner.

  • Approval of plans

    Helix undertakes the process of approval of the plans and drawings which are traditionally submitted by the Builder before commencement of construction at the shipyard. This process typically lasts for more than 1 year and necessitates regular correspondence with the shipyard, the classification society of the vessel and Owner's technical department.

  • Supervision of construction

    Helix undertakes the supervision of construction, as the Owners authorized representative in the shipyard and with responsibility for overseeing the progress of construction, its quality and the adherence to the rules & regulations, design & standards that have been agreed upon and which are set out in the Technical Specification and Shipbuilding Contract. This is achieved by both attendance during routine inspections arranged according to the shipyard’s production schedule and by patrolling at random in and around the shipyard. Additionally the Helix supervision team attend factory acceptance tests of important forgings, castings, equipment, etc which form part of the vessel in question. The supervision team is made up of inspectors, technically qualified in the disciplines of hull structure, paint and coatings, machinery etc.

SERVICES

Appraisal of the technical specification

This is where Helix typically evaluates a variety of Outline Specifications from various shipyards (which an Owner may be considering) and reports on the merits and disadvantages of the offers at hand. This process is followed by appraisal and comparison of a handful of the full Technical Specifications from the shipyards which the Owner has shortlisted. Finally a detailed analysis of the full Technical Specification of the chosen offer is made, resulting in a formal set of written technical comments, sent to the shipyard in order to ensure that the Owners requirements, in terms of both the vessel itself and the trade in which it would operate, are satisfied. This is normally followed by some back and forth correspondence on a technical level (and of course on a commercial level in parallel) resulting in an understanding between Owner and Builder.

Appraisal of the technical specification
Technical negotiations

Helix usually attends the formal technical negotiations, held between the Owner and Builder, where the technical details are discussed and where finally the Technical Specification is amended to reflect the result agreed between the parties. In tandem the Shipbuilding Contract is usually negotiated by the commercial and legal team appointed by the Owner.

Technical negotiations
Approval of plans

Helix undertakes the process of approval of the plans and drawings which are traditionally submitted by the Builder before commencement of construction at the shipyard. This process typically lasts for more than 1 year and necessitates regular correspondence with the shipyard, the classification society of the vessel and Owner's technical department.

Approval of plans
Supervision of construction

Helix undertakes the supervision of construction, as the Owners authorized representative in the shipyard and with responsibility for overseeing the progress of construction, its quality and the adherence to the rules & regulations, design & standards that have been agreed upon and which are set out in the Technical Specification and Shipbuilding Contract. This is achieved by both attendance during routine inspections arranged according to the shipyard’s production schedule and by patrolling at random in and around the shipyard. Additionally the Helix supervision team attend factory acceptance tests of important forgings, castings, equipment, etc which form part of the vessel in question. The supervision team is made up of inspectors, technically qualified in the disciplines of hull structure, paint and coatings, machinery etc.

Supervision of construction

PROJECTS

34,200 MT Bulk Carrier
34,200 MT Bulk Carrier
63,000 MT Bulk Carrier
63,000 MT Bulk Carrier
75,000 MT Bulk carrier
75,000 MT Bulk carrier
82,000 MT Bulk Carrier
82,000 MT Bulk Carrier
82,000 MT Bulk Carrier
82,000 MT Bulk Carrier
175,000 MT Bulk carrier
175,000 MT Bulk carrier
6,140 MT Chemical Tanker
6,140 MT Chemical Tanker
47,400 MT MR Tanker
47,400 MT MR Tanker
52,000 MT MR Tanker
52,000 MT MR Tanker
105,000 MT Aframax Tanker
105,000 MT Aframax Tanker
105,000 MT Coated Aframax Tanker
105,000 MT Coated Aframax Tanker
319,000 MT VLCC
319,000 MT VLCC
82,000 CM LPG
82,000 CM LPG
82,000 CM LPG
82,000 CM LPG
82,000 CM LPG
82,000 CM LPG
84,000 CM LPG
84,000 CM LPG
84,000 CM LPG
84,000 CM LPG
84,000 CM LPG with EGCS
84,000 CM LPG with EGCS
2,700 TEU Container Ship
2,700 TEU Container Ship
2,700 TEU Container Ship
2,700 TEU Container Ship
2,700 TEU Container Ship
2,700 TEU Container Ship
PSV
PSV
Special Offshore PSV
Special Offshore PSV
PSV
PSV

REFERENCE LIST SINCE 2004

Gas Carriers
4VLGC LPG82,000 m3HHI-Korea
6VLGC LPG84,000 m3HHI-Korea
10VLGC LPG84,000 m3HSHI-Korea*
3VLGC LPG84,000 m3DSME-Korea*
* denotes plan approval service only
Oil & Chemical Tankers
10oil/chemical1,500~5,000 DWTMiura-Japan
3oil/product3,500~4,500 DWTDamen-Romania
3oil/chemical3,600 DWTNakatani-Japan
2oil/chemical6,100 DWTNakatani-Japan
2MR46,000 DWTSTX-Korea*
2MR47,400 DWTUljanik-Croatia
1MR50,000 DWTGSI-China
3MR50,500 DWTGSI-China
2MR52,000 DWTHMD-Korea
2Aframax105,000 DWTSumitomo-Japan
3Aframax105,000 DWTHHI.Offshore-Korea
2Aframax114,000 DWTHanjin-Philippines
3Aframax115,000 DWTSungdong-Korea
1VLCC300,000 DWTHHSI-Korea
* denotes plan approval service only
Bulk Carriers
2Handy34,200 DWTNamura-Japan
1Handy37,000 DWTOuhua-China
1Handy37,000 DWTHMD-Korea
2Supramax56,000 DWTBulyard-Bulgaria
3Supramax57,000 DWTCosco-Dalian-China
1Ultramax62,000 DWTDaesun-Korea
2Ultramax63,000 DWTImabari-Japan
1Ultramax63,500 DWTSinopacific-China
2Ultramax63,500 DWTSinopacific-China
4Panamax75,000 DWTSTX-Korea
2Panamax77,000 DWTSasebo-Japan
2Kamsarmax81,000 DWTSPP-Sacheon-Korea
3Kamsarmax81,000 DWTSungdong-Korea
2Kamsarmax81,000 DWTSTX-Korea
2Kamsarmax81,000 DWTNACKS -China
2Kamsarmax81,600 DWTTsuneishi-China
3Kamsarmax81,600 DWTTsuneishi-Japan
2Kamsarmax82,000 DWTOuhua-China
2Kamsarmax82,000 DWTSTX-Korea
3Kamsarmax82,000 DWTSungdong-Korea
2Kamsarmax82,000 DWTHHI.Offshore-Korea
3Kamsarmax82,000 DWTHHI-Korea
1Kamsarmax82,000 DWTHudong-China
5Kamsarmax82,000 DWTHudong-China
2Kamsarmax82,000 DWTJiangnan-China
6Kamsarmax82,000 DWTShanghai-China
2Kamsarmax82,000 DWTShanghai-China*
2Kamsarmax84,000 DWTTsuneishi-Zhoushan*
1post-Panamax84,000 DWTSasebo-Japan
6post-Panamax87,000 DWTHudong-China
2Capesize175,000 DWTHHI.Samho-Korea
1Capesize175,000 DWTHanjin-Philippines*
* denotes plan approval service only
Containers
4Feeder2,600 TEUSTX-Korea
3Feeder2,600 TEUSTX-Korea
* denotes plan approval service only
Offshore
4PSV52 tanks, 200 manYantai-Raffles-China
* denotes plan approval service only

OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Helix team
John E. Frangoulis
Chairman - John E. Frangoulis
  • BSc. Naval Architect
    (Durham University)

  • Fellow of the Society of Consulting Marine Engineers & Ship Surveyors

Elias Frangoulis
Managing Director - Elias Frangoulis
  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering
    (Sunderland University)

  • MSc Marine Technology
    (Newcastle University)

  • Member of the Technical Committee of Lloyd’s Register of Shipping

Michail Polemis
Naval Architect - Michail Polemis
  • BSc. Mechanical Engineering
    (King’s College London)

  • MSc. Advance Mechanical Engineering
    (Southampton University)

  • MSc. Naval Architecture
    (Southampton University)

Alexia Ermidou
Mechanical Engineer - Alexia Ermidou
  • MEng Mechanical Engineering
    (National Technical University of Athens)

  • MSc Maritime Operations & Management
    (City University of London)

Helix Surveyors & Inspectors

  • Hull
    Hull
  • Hull
    Hull
  • Hull
    Hull
  • Hull outfitting
    Hull outfitting
  • Paint
    Paint
  • Paint
    Paint
  • Paint
    Paint
  • Machinery
    Machinery
  • Machinery
    Machinery
  • Machinery
    Machinery
  • Inspectors
    Inspectors
  • Inspectors
    Inspectors
  • Inspectors - Japan
    Inspectors - Japan

CONTACT

Helix Shipping & Technical Services Ltd.
38 Redchurch Street, London E2 7DP, United Kingdom
Tel +44 20 77299511
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RECRUIT

For employment opportunities as:

• Surveyors
• Naval Architects
• Marine Engineers
• Mechanical Engineers
• Inspectors (Hull, Coating, Machinery, Electrical)

Please submit your Resume or CV to elias@helix1966.com