About Us

A leader in the dry dock industry for 20 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 who both has over 40 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

Premal Shah, President

  • 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 FEMAP, SAP2000, AutoCAD & MS Office

Wally Sayed, Secretary & Senior 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 & Project Engineer

  • Registered Professional Engineer in MA
  • 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, FEMAP, 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

Lucas Roy, Staff Engineer

  • BS-Civil Engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, MA
  • Pursuant of MS in Structural Engineering from Columbia University, New York City, NY
  • E.I.T.
  • Prepares structural and stability calculations regarding ship dockings and dry dock design
  • Assists in structural analyses & drydock inspections
  • Knowledgeable in AutoCAD, GHS, and FEMAP

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

Jason Hobart, CAD Manager, Senior Design Engineer

  • AS-Engineering Design from Massachusetts Bay Community College
  • Certificate in Computer Aided Design
  • Experience in construction, detailing, and CAD design
  • Assists in field inspections

Jack Belmore, Senior Design Engineer

  • 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