An unparalleled portfolio of marine engineering and environmental consultancy services

Our mission at Ricardo is to support the evolution of the marine industry towards an efficient, sustainable and low-carbon future. Ricardo has long been engaged in the marine sector and fully understands the challenges of increasingly strict emissions legislation, water quality and ecology management, and the imperative of improving ship energy efficiency and reducing fuel consumption.

Ricardo supports the marine industry in meeting these challenges by offering its expertise in an independent and impartial manner. We offer a level of industry expertise and technical capability that few others can match.

In a sector under more scrutiny than ever, and on the cusp of a new technological era, choosing Ricardo as your technical partner sends a clear message to the market that your business is committed to delivering innovative, high-quality products to its customers.

End-to-End Engineering Solutions for Marine

We bring together our extensive expertise in large engine development with our capability in clean, efficient propulsion systems and digital engineering techniques, to deliver world-class turnkey marine engineering services across a broad range of powertrain functions, including:

  • Engines
  • Battery and battery management systems
  • Fuel cell
  • eMotors and hybrid systems
  • Control software
  • Storage
  • Conventional and zero carbon fuels

For an industry under pressure to improve engine fuel efficiency, tackle emissions and reduce total cost of ownership, we are uniquely placed to assist with engineering projects of all types and applications, from hydrogen and fuel cell technology to systems integration.

Whether for minor component upgrades or new high-volume product families for multiple international markets, our expertise extends across the full product life cycle. Deep technical knowledge, complemented by an expansive strategic consultancy offering, uniquely positions us to support clients across every stage of the product development process, from clean-sheet design to manufacture, testing and product launch.

  • Market study and scenario planning
  • Technical due dilligence and advisory
  • Feasibility and concept
  • Detailed design and analysis
  • Emission upgrade
  • System integration
  • Prototype build and testing
  • Software and controls
  • Functional safety and homologation support
  • Production launch support
  • Issue resolution
Sustainable Ports

Sustainable Ports

Ricardo has been working with port owners and operators for decades to help them understand their environmental impacts.  Learn more.

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Aquatic Ecology

Aquatic Ecology

We are industry-leading experts at undertaking aquatic ecology monitoring and assessment, and our specialists have done this for 18 different UK water companies. Learn more.

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