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William T. Bennett, Jr., founded our company in 1997 to help the offshore industry achieve its most challenging goals. Today, we are among the most trusted naval architecture, design and consulting firms in the world, helping clients succeed in the construction, management and operation of marine and offshore units, including drilling, production, marine transportation and wind energy.
Bennett Offshore delivers flexible innovation with a blend of technical superiority and experience. Our team includes some of the industry's most experienced engineers, who are well respected for utilizing cutting-edge methodologies and analysis tools, many of which have been developed in-house, to develop successful designs and engineering solutions for our clients. Our personnel and Bennett's technological advancements have resulted in some of the industry's most innovative designs and concepts and continue to place Bennett at the forefront of offshore innovation.
Bennett Offshore provides traditional naval architecture, structural, mechanical, and electrical engineering as well as hydrodynamics and other marine and offshore-related services. We are involved in design, modification, and construction supervision of marine vessels, liftboats and other offshore mobile drilling units and offshore production units. Over the years we developed our own series of jack-up and semisubmersible designs for the offshore oil and gas industry.
In 2012, Bennett Offshore became part of Keppel Offshore and Marine, greatly expanding our range of services and enhancing our engineering design capabilities. Bennett serves as Keppel's liftboat design specialist. Working in collaboration with Keppel Offshore and Marine, Bennett engineers designed the ORCA series of self-propelled and self-elevating platforms. ORCA designs give operators new technologies and capabilities to overcome today's most demanding offshore challenges. For example, we have one SEP designed specifically for the transportation and installation of offshore wind turbines.
Apart from our own designs, Bennett offers consultancy services to owners and operators of units designed by others. Consultancy services include engineering, software development, site inspection and project management. Our clients include drilling contractors, major and independent oil companies, ship owners, shipyards, multi-national financial and insurance institutions and legal firms.
We are proud of our innovative heritage; our company personnel have been instrumental in working with many different owners and shipyards around the world to meet the challenges and demands of the marine environment. Our association with Keppel Offshore and Marine brings us capabilities we could hardly have imagined back in 1997. We now provide detailed engineering in all design fields coupled with world renowned Keppel construction support. We can deliver a full range of solutions from engineering consulting design to turnkey engineering, procurement and construction projects.
Bennett Offshore headquarters are located in Houston, TX, and we operate an engineering office in New Orleans, LA.