What We Do

Beckett Rankine is the leading UK owned maritime civil engineering consultancy. We plan, design, procure and manage the construction, restoration and repair of maritime infrastructure. 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 retaining wall 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.

  • 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 and maritime heritage
  • 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.