About us


KNUD E. HANSEN A/S Naval Architects, Designers & Marine Engineers - since 1937

KNUD E. HANSEN A/S is a leading independant consultancy providing a comprehensive range of design, engineering and project management services to shipyards and ship owners around the world. Our innovative, customised solutions cover areas as varied as the building and conversion of all types of maritime vessel and offshore structure, transport and logistical studies, land-sea interfaces and energy optimisation.   

Our achievements 

  • More than 700 vessels built to our designs
  • More than 450 hull lines developed and model tested
  • More than 300 conversions carried out to our designs and specifications
  • More than 1,000 surveys, feasibility and R&D studies, and other projects undertaken

KNUD E. HANSEN A/S has been providing unique solutions to the global maritime industry since 1937. We frequently develop long-term relationships with our customers by providing a flexible approach, continually developing of the skills and capabilities of our organization, and ensuring continuity through our loyal and experienced staff. 

We provide consultancy and technical services to support the owner or operator throughout the lifetime of a vessel, from design and build to refit, conversion and decommissioning. 

The consultancy skills at KNUD E. HANSEN A/S extend to the design and project management of the shore facilities required by maritime operators to support their sea-going assets. Our capabilities include all the disciplines of Naval Architecture and marine engineering: 

  • Advanced engineering
  • Electrical systems and automation
  • Energy management and optimisation
  • General Naval Architecture
  • HVAC design and consultancy
  • Innovative 3D design and visualisation
  • Marine engineering
  • Marine transportation and logistical studies
  • Offshore engineering
  • Offshore wind installations 
  • Port facility design
  • Project management
  • QA and QC inspections, management and supervision
  • Safety engineering
  • Stability analysis
  • Strategic consultancy
  • Technical support for legal services

Our operations are truly global, and in recent years we have despatched site teams to Australia, China, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Norway, Singapore and the USA, as well as Denmark. 

Our main office is located in Elsinore, 45 minutes north of Copenhagen, Denmark. In addition we have subsidiaries and offices in Odense, Denmark, London in the UK, Australia, USA, Greece and the Faroe Islands.