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OVERVIEW

Engineering Solutions for a Sustainable Planet

We are a young and dynamic organisation dedicated to designing innovative shipping solutions for companies across the globe. We are spearheaded by Naval Architects committed to solving problems through insightful engineering and with a vision to leave the planet better than we inherited.

Over the past decade, we have designed and delivered cutting edge marine, offshore, dredging and LNG solutions for our clientele including private, public and governmental organisations; spread across Southeast Asia, Middle East and Far East Asia, Europe, North America and Australia.

Welcome to Vedam

Achievements

  • 3

    International Offices

  • 30

    Countries Touched

  • 650

    Projects Executed

  • 200

    Satisfied Clients

Progressive Technology Meets Trusted Human Resource

We consistently invest in human technology and research to simplify solutions for complex engineering requirements. Our dedicated team of 80+ Naval Architects, Marine Engineers, Designers and affiliates across the globe collaborates with clients, from design conception to succesful execution. Our technical teamforce is available even after project completion.

  • 10

    Engineering Software

  • 80

    Engineering Experts

  • 100

    Designers

  • 1.6m

    Engineering Man Hrs

Intelligent Designs That Translate to Smart Shipping Solutions

Our expertise in effectively remodeling existing vessels to retrofit new and challenging requirements has earned us the respect of our clients and the industry alike. Our designs have been approved by classification societies such as IRS, ABS, DNV, LR, NK, BV, RINA, and Tasneef.

Our Goals

Vision, Mission & Policy

Vision

  • We envision Vedam to be a global force to reckon with in marine consulting; while driving value for all stakeholders – shareholders, employees and clients.
    We dig impact over awards, wisdom over knowledge and collaboration over solitary action. Our team of professionals are driven to innovate solutions that not only benefit clients, but also spur the industry growth and leave a larger impact on the planet.


Mission

  • We aim to expand our service portfolio, team size, client base and global footprints by investing in people, training and technology, and to develop new and strong relationships with experienced professionals and companies.

Values

  • Everything we do from our client relationships to internal culture is rooted in our beliefs and the values we uphold:
    Innovative approach to new challenges: We are young and futuristic and so is our approach to solve complex requirements of the new age
    Continuous Research & Development: We don’t depend on yesterday’s technology to meet tomorrow’s challenges
    Engage and develop the best human talent: We recruit, retain and reward the best in class professionals who share our passion, vision and commitment
    Delivering high quality solutions: Our recommendations are based on thorough research and calculations to deliver future ready solutions for our clients
    On-time project turnarounds: Our expertise and hands-on experience help us anticipate, adapt to and rapidly address implementation challenges with agility.
    All for a greener planet: We are conscious about the impact our ideas, designs and their implementation can create on the environment, and ensure that it reflects in our offering.

Quality Policy

  • As an organisation involved in providing customised consultancy & design solutions, products and software to the marine and related industries, we commit ourselves to meet the expectations of our customers in terms of the quality of the designs and the services, and also meet the applicable statutory requirements.
    In the process, we would endeavor to achieve highest standards of quality through continual improvement of our management systems, processes, infrastructure, people and services.
    We are committed to comply with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 standard and continually improve the effectiveness of our Quality Management System for the benefit of our customers.

Information Security Policy

  • As a consultancy firm, we respect the client’s requirement of confidentiality. Our internal systems such as controlled access to design & documents, secure data transfer, training of security practices, non-disclosure agreements are developed in line with ISO 27001:2005, and we are in the process for certification

Software Anti-Piracy Policy

  • We believe that Piracy free is worry free. We opt for nothing but an authentic software as it avails an access to a trusted partner for technical support, ensures compatibility across systems and stands for stability as well as reliability of results. We ensure that only licensed and approved software is installed on our computer systems.

Environment Policy

  • As a design firm, we are committed to minimising the impact of our design on the environment. We actively develop and promote designs that are least wasteful during construction and emit limited or no amount of toxic wastes during operations.

Our Team

Core Team

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Mr. Akshay Jain (Naval Architect)

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • One of the youngest CEOs in the marine industry, Akshay is better known as the Chief Problem Solver at Vedam Designs. His innate ability to address challenges with a modern approach helps maximise returns on projects for clients as well as the organisation. He spearheads strategy, business development, new opportunities, technology and key initiatives. He brings to the table a diverse experience in Project Management, Supervision and Consulting for shipbuilding & repairs globally.
    Akshay is a Naval Architect from IIT-Madras and has completed an executive management program from Harvard Business School, India Campus. He has a;sp been honoured with the Young Alumni Entrepreneur Award by IIT-Madras. Akshay serves the Indian Institute of Naval Architects as an executive committee member and is a regular speaker in industry conferences.
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Mr. Rakesh Roy (Naval Architect)

CoFounder & Chief Operating Offier

  • Vedam’s official design brain, Rakesh is known for solving complex engineering problems using latest tools and technology. His breakthrough designs have helped in minimising construction cost and toxic waste. Rakesh heads operations and leads the design team in creating new designs, conversion or retrofit solutions for offshore as well as coastal vessels, dredgers and independent offshore Units. He brings to the team, a rich experience of various engineering analysis projects including Structural FEA, CFD, Hydrodynamics, to name a few.
    Rakesh is a Naval Architect from IIT-Madras and has completed a Management Program from SP Jain Institute of Management, Mumbai. He is also a regular speaker in Technological Forums.
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Mr. Rajnish Verma (Naval Architect)

CoFounder & Director (Projects)

  • The taskmaster at Vedam Designs, Rajnish’s strength in project management comes from his on-ground involvement at the site during project executions. He heads various project teams across geographies for efficient implementation of new building, conversion and engineering projects. He singlehandedly heads the Middle East operations additionally. Rajnish brings an indepth experience of handling projects in yards in Far East, Middle East, Europe and USA and has a strong hold on various building standards and manufacturing technologies.
    Rajnish is a Naval Architect from IIT-Madras and has accomplished a General Management degree from Harvard Business School. He is also a regular speaker in Technological Forums.
Mr. Prabir Mitra

Mr. Prabir Mitra (Naval Architect)

Chief Technical Officer

  • Having garnered 50 years of rich and versatile experience in various shipyards and design firms, Mr. Mitra serves as a CTO at Vedam. He brings to the team, thorough insights and design knowhow of Inland Vessels, with over 50 Inland and Ro-Pax vessel designs credited to his name. He uses his comprehensive knowledge and experience of complete construction cycle of ships and offshore structures to drive Vedam forward.
    He has worked with major shipyards in India including Mazagaon Dock, Alcock Ashdown, L & T and Bharati shipyard after his first career move at Aalborg shipyard in Denmark. Mr. Pranab is a Naval Architect from IIT Kharagpur and an active Member at Indian Register of Shipping Technical Committee, responsible for Rule Development.
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Mr. Lalatendu Acharya (Marine Engineer)

Director (Technical)

  • As a Technical Director, Lalatendu heads the system design, special projects and innovations at Vedam Designs. He brings to the team a 25+ years of international experience in vessel operations, Survey, gap analysis of ship's design & system, Vessels evaluations for Class entry, statutory compliances, project management for Major conversions, asset management, etc.
    In his previous role as an AVP (Technical) in a shipping division of an eminent Cement manufacturer, he was engaged in asset management and up-keeping of a 10 vessels fleet operating in west coast of India along with a captive port & jetty, leading a team of 150 people on shore.
    Lalatendu is a Marine Engineer from DMET.

Our Team

Board of Directors

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Mr. Akshay Jain (Naval Architect)

Founder & Chief Executive Officer

  • One of the youngest CEOs in the marine industry, Akshay is better known as the Chief Problem Solver at Vedam Designs. His innate ability to address challenges with a modern approach helps maximise returns on projects for clients as well as the organisation. He spearheads strategy, business development, new opportunities, technology and key initiatives. He brings to the table a diverse experience in Project Management, Supervision and Consulting for shipbuilding & repairs globally.
    Akshay is a Naval Architect from IIT-Madras and has completed an executive management program from Harvard Business School, India Campus. He has a;sp been honoured with the Young Alumni Entrepreneur Award by IIT-Madras. Akshay serves the Indian Institute of Naval Architects as an executive committee member and is a regular speaker in industry conferences.
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Capt. Carl Fernandes ( Managing Director Medallion Marine Private Ltd. Mumbai )

  • A Master Mariner with over 35 years of sailing and ship management experience, CF, as he’s popularly known, brings a niche expertise in new building & projects, ship management and most importantly, building a successful team that is driven by quality and consistency.
    Before getting onboard team Vedam, CF served as a Managing Director at OMCI Ship management Pvt. Ltd.. He was credited as one of the key members of the core team that developed and institutionalized the Indian operations of OMI Marine Services LLC.

Our Team

Board of Advisors

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Prof. V. Anantha Subramanian

  • Prof. V. Anantha Subramanian has been teaching at IIT Madras for the last thirty years and has been a prime source of inspiration for aspiring naval architects graduating from this premier institute. His prime areas of interest are Ship hydrodynamics, Computer aided ship design, Computational Fluid Dynamics Applications, Propulsion hydrodynamics. He has been consultant to international and national ship design, building and ocean engineering related organizations. A researcher with strong credentials, he has widely travelled around the world in his professional capacity. He has a passion for creative solutions and strongly believes in enrichment and excellence through education in all its facets.
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Mr. B.N. Advani

  • Mr Advani is an marine engineer and was HOD of the ship building department of the The Shipping Corporation of India . He has vast experience in all activities related to ship building . He has combined experience of more than 40 years in shipbuilding, ship management and ship operations apart from sailing as an engineer on board including rank of chief engineer. He had been on the technical committee of almost all major classfication societies. He had been attending regularly many years the IMO technical committees ( Martitime safety committee and Marine Environmental Protection Committee ).
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Prof. R.P. Gokarn

  • Prof. R. P Gokarn is a Ex-Professor of Naval Architecture and Ex-Dean of post Graduate studies at I.I.T. Kharagpur and well renowned authority on Naval Architecture and Propeller Design with over 50 years teaching experience. His expertise is in Resistance, Propulsion and Manoeuvrability of Ships, High Speed Marine Craft, Ship Power Systems, Stability of Buoyant Systems, Shipyard Organisation, Shipbuilding Management, and Ship Performance.Apart from writing a number of papers and guiding research at M. Tech and Ph.D. levels, Professor Gokarn was also active in continuing education programs & lectured at several courses at NSTL ranging from Hydrodynamics of Submerged Bodies in 1975 to Hydrodynamics of Advanced Vehicles in 2001.
  • We have a team of more than 50 designers including highly qualified professional Naval Architects, Mechanical Engineers, Marine Engineers, Electrical Engineers and Marine Draftsman. The Top management team of Vedam constitutes of dedicated individuals with proven credentials- knowledge and experience.

About Us

People, SW & Workplace

  • Our people are the key to our success. The members who join our team are qualified engineers, experienced professionals, technically passionate designers, or high aptitude growth hungry individuals. Our team leaders and project managers are self-driven and take the complete responsibility of project they work on. We strive to provide the best exposure and training to our team to be able to perform their functions efficiently. We have a good mix of senior experienced professionals and young energetic designers to ensure smooth and quick turnaround of the project.

  • We encourage use of technology and software for project technical requirements and project management requirements. We presently are competent in the use of following software systems:
  • FORAN - Initial design – Hull form, dimensions, stability, powering, launching, etc
    FORAN - Production Design
    Tribon, Shipconstructor - Production Design (on client requirement)
    ANSYS, Nastran, Algor - Structural Analysis
    Optimoor, Orcaflex,
    DeepC, Zeenmoor - Mooring & Riser Analysis
    ABS Lash/DNV Lashcon - Lashing Analysis
    AutoCAD, ThinkDesign - 2-D Drawing Generation
    AutoCAD MEP, Structural - 3D Architectural Design
    Revit – Arch, MEP, Struc - 3D Architectural Design
    3DS Max - 3D Animation & Rendering
  • * All software mentioned above is the trademark of respective software owner company.

  • Our 4000 SqFt head office is situated in Mumbai, the maritime capital of India. We are equipped with latest workstations, servers and video conferencing tools. Our project offices staggered across globe is just as big to satisfy the project requirement. We believe freedom breeds innovation, so unless deadlines are at risk or there are client requirements, we do not impose any strict office timings, dress codes, office protocols at our head office. However, we have strong safety requirements for our people visiting or working at construction/implementation sites.