A European ship design and engineering company will expand its business to the US with the opening of a new office.

Netherlands-based C-Job Naval Architects will open a dedicated branch office in Houston, Texas this summer to support the development of its US business.

Basjan Faber, CEO at C-Job, said: “At C-Job we believe clients should be closely involved in the entire ship design process as it benefits the design which is why we work in close cooperation with ship owners and shipyards.

“Opening an office in Houston, Texas allows us to be in close proximity to our American clients and provide even more support to our already on-going American projects.”

The move follows increased activity in the US by the Dutch naval architecture firm such as attending the International Work Boat Show in New Orleans in 2018 as well as the recent Offshore Technology Conference (OTC) in Houston.

To further deepen its ties to the US, last year C-Job entered into a strategic partnership with Seattle-based naval architecture firm Glosten.

C-Job opened its first international office in Nikolayev, Ukraine.

By Rebecca Jeffrey