What We Do

Beckett Rankine is the leading UK owned marine civil engineering consultancy. Our dedicated engineers are passionate about delivering high quality and appropriate design solutions – wherever in the world we are working. Many Beckett Rankine designs have been ground-breaking, such as planning the world’s largest man-made harbour at Ras Laffan in Qatar, our award- winning passenger piers on the Thames, our innovative designs for concrete pontoon systems and our development of the Cofastrans container handling system. We have a busy R&D programme and are active in a number of international research teams.

At Beckett Rankine we plan, design, procure and manage the construction, restoration and repair of maritime infrastructure. Our work includes the following:

  • Port Masterplanning
  • Jetties, Quays, and Piers
  • Marinas and Small Craft Facilities
  • Locks and Dock Gates
  • Diving and Underwater Engineering
  • Marine Renewable Energy
  • Port Development and Expansion
  • Bridges and Linkspans
  • Cargo and Passenger Handling
  • Historic vessels
  • Navigation Risk Assessments
  • Naval Architecture
  • Dredging
  • Breakwaters
  • Coastal Defences
  • Floating Ports
  • Ro-Ro Facilities
  • Container Handling
  • Dry and Liquid Bulk Berths
  • Fast Ferry Terminals
  • Waterfront Regeneration
  • Hydraulic Modelling
  • Expert Witness

Exactly what services do Beckett Rankine provide?


What sort of installations do Beckett Rankine tackle?


Our projects cover a wide size-range from some of the World’s largest new port developments to small yacht harbours. Our experience of designing ports includes work in the most demanding locations on Earth; from ice-bound Northern Siberia to the Middle East; from hurricane-prone Caribbean Islands to the land-locked Caspian Sea; from the crowded river Thames to isolated North Korea.