About Us

A leader in the dry dock industry for over 15 years, we specialize in design, inspection and certification of floating dry docks, graving dry docks and launchways; as well as consultation on all dry dock and launchway related projects.

Our People

Our team includes a diverse group of engineers and support staff led by Robert Heger and Mark Procter who both have over 30 years of experience in dry dock design and marine engineering.

Robert Heger, Chief Engineer

  • BS-Civil Engineering from Tufts University, Boston, MA
  • Experience in drydock design and marine engineering dates to 1978
  • Registered Professional Engineer in MA and RI
  • Prepares structural and stability calculations regarding ship dockings and launchings
  • Experienced in NAVSEA Ch.997, MIL-STD-1625 & MIL-HDBK-1026 and prepares control inspection reports for submittal to the US Navy
  • Experienced in USCG SFLC STD SPEC 8634, and prepares inspection reports for submittal to the US Coast Guard
  • Conducts inspections of all types of drydocks and analyzes structural capacity
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Conducts Dockmaster training seminars
  • Expert witness in legal cases involving dry docks

Mark Procter, Senior Engineer

  • BS-Civil Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Experience in drydock design and marine engineering dates to 1979
  • Registered Professional Engineer in MA and MD
  • Prepares structural and stability calculations regarding ship dockings and launchings
  • Experienced in NAVSEA Ch.997, MIL-STD-1625 & MIL-HDBK-1026 and prepares control inspection reports for submittal to the US Navy
  • Experienced in USCG SFLC STD SPEC 8634, and prepares inspection reports for submittal to the US Coast Guard
  • Conducts inspections of all types of drydocks and analyzes structural capacity
  • Proficient in use of GHS hydrostatics software for analysis of floating drydocks and ships
  • Proficient in AutoCAD

Premal Shah, President & Project Engineer

  • MS-Mechanical Engineering from University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
  • Registered Professional Engineer in MA, ME, MS, VA, and Nova Scotia
  • Onsite consult for various US NAVY & commercial vessel drydockings, transfers and launch evolutions
  • Proficient in GHS hydrostatics software for stability analysis of floating drydocks & caisson gates
  • Experienced in NAVSEA Ch.997, MIL-STD-1625, DDS 582-1 & MIL-HDBK-1026
  • Knowledgeable in SFLC_STD_SPEC_8634 for USCG drydockings
  • Skilled in SAP2000, ANSYS, AutoCAD & MS Office

Wally Sayed, Secretary & Project Engineer

  • BS-Mechanical Engineering from Old Dominion University, Norfolk, VA
  • Registered Professional Engineer in AK, AL, CT, FL, MA, ME, MS, OR, TX, VA, and WA
  • Experienced in dry docking naval vessels and dry dock operations
  • Prepares structural and stability calculations regarding ship dockings
  • Knowledgeable in NAVSEA Ch.997, MIL-STD-1625 & MIL-HDBK-1026 and prepares control inspection reports for submittal to the US Navy
  • Knowledgeable in USCG SFLC STD SPEC 8634, and prepares inspection reports for submittal to the US Coast Guard
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Knowledgeable in Siemens PLC and GHS

Mike Naylor, Treasurer & Engineer

  • MS-Structural Engineering from Northeastern University, Boston, MA
  • BS-Civil Engineering from University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH
  • Prepares structural and stability calculations regarding ship dockings and dry dock design
  • Knowledgeable in AutoCAD, SAP 2000, and Microsoft Office
  • Proficient in use of GHS hydrostatics software for analysis of floating drydocks
  • Knowledgeable in NAVSEA Ch.997, MIL-STD-1625 & MIL-HDBK-1026
  • Assists in structural analyses & drydock inspections

Jack Belmore, Senior Designer

  • Assabet Valley Regional Vocational High School
  • Experience in construction, detailing and CAD design dates to 1980
  • Proficient in AutoCAD including solid modeling techniques
  • Assists in inspections of all types of dry docks
  • Proficient in producing structural design drawing packages

Jason Hobart, Designer

  • Certificate in Computer Aided Design from Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Blue Hills Regional Technical School
  • Experience in construction, detailing, and CAD design dates to 2009
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Assists in inspections of drydocks off all types.
  • Proficient in producing structural design drawing packages