Brookes Bell grows international reach with the addition of 3D Marine
Brookes Bell – the global technical and scientific consultancy – has today (18 January 2021) announced the addition of US based marine consultancy firm 3D Marine USA Inc.
3D Marine is a full-service consulting group, specialising in all aspects of marine transportation, offering vessel and cargo surveys, casualty and marine engineering consultancy.
The addition of 3D Marine is part of Brookes Bells’ long-term strategy to service clients across the globe, giving the company an additional presence in Houston and Miami alongside its current offices in Liverpool, London, Glasgow, Shanghai, Hong Kong and Singapore.
Brookes Bell is widely regarded as the ‘go to’ firm for casualty investigation, forensic analysis, technical dispute resolution and expert witness work for a broad range of marine and energy matters.
3D Marine was established in 1988. In common with Brookes Bell, the 13-stong workforce comprises experienced master mariners and senior officers, marine engineers and naval architects, with well-established expert witness services.
Ray Luukas, CTO, Brookes Bell says: “Brookes Bell is a leading multi-disciplinary technical and scientific consultancy serving the marine and energy sectors, so this is a natural fit for us, complementing the services we offer and significantly increasing our geographical reach. Our business growth is steady and consistent despite the challenges of the last year and the global pandemic, this is an exciting development for all of us going into 2021”.
“Our teams around the world already work together on different multi-discipline projects, pulling in specialist expertise as and when needed. Our new laboratory in the UK provides metallurgy, comprehensive fuel testing, advanced NDT and paint testing services that will be made easily accessible to our new US colleagues, offering customers a more rapid and bespoke service.”
David Scruton, CEO, 3D Marine added: “We have grown steadily over the last twenty years and this partnership now takes us to the next level. By joining with Brookes Bell, we can offer our clients an enhanced range of services and a truly international response, while our team can benefit from new and exciting synergies as a result of being part of a larger organisation. I moved from Liverpool to Houston in 1992, and in many ways this merger with Brookes Bell actually feels like going home.”