Oil & Gas

Aggressive shoreline environments produce their own set of engineering challenges from water and salt corrosion to wave, weather, and vessel docking forces. Moreover, in most marine settings, the danger of malfunction and the cost of downtime can be significant. SGH evaluates and repairs critical structures wherever waterfront and transportation intersect.


SGH offers investigation, rehabilitation, and retrofit services that enable companies to maximize the operating life and capacity of their marine structures. We combine wide-ranging field experience with structural, mechanical, geotechnical, material, and fire protection engineering capabilities to resolve marine-specific challenges. We have extensive experience with liquid bulk terminals, container terminals, LNG terminals, ferry terminals, and specialty marine structures.

Our marine engineering capabilities include:

  • Dolphin, pier, wharf, and terminal structural design
  • Seawall, bulkhead, and cofferdam design
  • Marine and waterfront rehabilitation
  • Structural inspections
  • Material investigation and testing
  • Post-event inspections and response
  • Mooring and berthing analysis and design
  • Seismic analysis and design
  • Mooring system assessment and design
  • Fender system assessment and design
  • Passing vessel effects analysis
  • Dynamic mooring analysis
  • Mechanical design
  • Fire protection system design
  • Pipeline stress analysis