Steller Systems Awarded Contract with the Defence & Security Accelerator

Monday, May 20th, 2019

Steller Systems has recently been awarded a contract with the MOD’s Defence and Security Accelerator to further develop a ground-breaking unmanned maritime vessel.

The Defence & Security Accelerator, part of the Ministry of Defence, finds and funds exploitable innovation to support UK defence and security quickly and effectively.

The MOD’s investment in Steller Systems’ design will enable its growing team of innovative naval architects and marine engineers to finalise the design and conduct scale model testing in order demonstrate its utility to UK defence.

Steller Systems Continues to Grow

Friday, May 3rd, 2019

In the last few months Steller Systems has welcomed four new staff to the team.

Kit Harris has joined our Submarines team as a Principal Naval Architect after fourteen years in various naval architecture roles in DE&S.  Meanwhile Guy Hope has joined us from Ultra Electronics PMES as a Business Development Manager with particular responsibility for marine engineering.

We have also welcomed two new Naval Architects to the team; Daisy Brooks has joined us from Lewmar and Ross Gordon has joined us from DE&S.  Both Daisy and Ross will be based at our new office on the south coast that will be opening shortly.

Due to the increasing demand for our services, we are recruiting for a number of roles to join our multi-disciplinary team in both Nailsworth and Fareham.  Please see our Careers page for more details.

Steller Systems is Recruiting

Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Steller Systems is recruiting!  Due to increasing demand for our services, we currently have vacancies for Naval Architects, Senior Naval Architects, Submarine Naval Architects (Senior or Principal), a Lead Naval Architect and a Lead Systems Engineer to join our multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers and structural engineers.  The roles will be based either in our Grade II listed offices located in the heart of the beautiful Cotswold town of Nailsworth, or at our new office in Fareham, Hampshire.

Steller Systems is a fast-growing consultancy that can offer a varied, rewarding career for motivated individuals who relish a challenge.  We are looking for team players with strong technical skills and an ability to communicate clearly.

In addition to the roles above, we are always keen to hear from talented naval architects, marine engineers and systems engineers; please see our Careers page for more details.

Department for International Development Outlines Plans for Humanitarian Relief Vessels

Friday, January 11th, 2019

The Department for International Development (DFID) has outlined plans to use part of the foreign aid budget to procure two new hospital ships to help deal with natural disasters.

Steller Systems supports this proposal, having proposed this to DFID in 2017. Steller Systems developed and proposed an innovative design for a dedicated humanitarian operations vessel as a means to offer a more targeted and efficient response to natural disasters, whilst relieving pressure on the Royal Navy. Our concept design for the 140m ship includes a 100 bed NATO Role 3 medical treatment facility, a large forward upper and lower hold with 6500m3 of flexible storage space over two levels, a ramp and vehicle deck, a hangar and a vehicle garage. The design has been developed in parallel with a comprehensive operating model and CONOPS, and was presented at the International Naval Engineering Conference & Exhibition (INEC) in 2016.

Steller Systems draws on its extensive experience of providing naval architecture and systems engineering support to in-service vessels to ensure that its concept designs are realistic, pragmatic and solve many of the problems encountered in current vessel designs.

For more information, please see our concept designs page.

Meet Steller Systems at the University of Southampton Maritime Careers Day

Monday, November 12th, 2018

Steller Systems is exhibiting at the University of Southampton Maritime Careers Day today, 12th November 2018.  If you’re currently studying at the University of Southampton and are interested in joining our dynamic, multi-disciplinary team of naval architects, marine engineers, systems engineers and structural engineers, then please visit us in room 1125, building B176 from 10am to 3pm.

Steller Systems Welcomes Simon Binns as Submarine Design Lead

Friday, October 19th, 2018

Steller Systems is pleased to announce that Simon Binns has joined our Submarines Team as Principal Naval Architect and Submarine Design Lead.  Simon will be responsible for Steller System’s submarine design capability, from early stage through to in-service support design aspects.

Simon’s recent roles include Design Manager for a future warship programme and Whole Boat Naval Architect for an overseas submarine design team. He has also been the Naval Architecture and Whole Ship Design lead for a series of design projects, studies and published papers.  Previously Simon was a Senior Naval Architect in the Platform Engineering team at the Defence Science & Technology Laboratory (Dstl).  At Dstl Simon undertook a wide variety of ship, high speed craft and unmanned off-board vehicle concept design and feasibility studies.

For details of how Steller Systems can support your programme, please contact us.

Steller Systems’ STEM Outreach

Wednesday, October 3rd, 2018

Steller Systems is proud to support The Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), the Year of Engineering 2018 and the Royal Navy in promoting STEM to local students as part of the International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC) and International Ship Control Systems Symposium (iSCSS) in Glasgow.

Meet Steller Systems at INEC 2018

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2018

Naval engineers from over 18 countries are currently gathering in Glasgow for the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference (INEC) which starts today and runs until Thursday 4th October.  The schedule is busier than ever with over 100 presentations, the Sir Donald Gosling Award for authors 35 or under, an exhibition, networking events and a STEM outreach day for local students.

If you’re attending the conference, then please come and visit us on our stand in the main exhibition area next to Speakers’ Corner.

Project San Bao at 2018 Monaco Yacht Show

Thursday, September 27th, 2018

Following the launch of Illusion Plus – the largest yacht ever to be built in Asia – Pride Mega Yachts has unveiled its new concept Project San Bao at the 2018 Monaco Yacht Show.  The design is a unique collaboration between naval architects Steller Systems Ltd., yacht managers Andrew Weir Yacht Management, exterior designers Rainsford Mann Design and interior designers David Chang Design Associates.

The model is currently available for viewing on board Illusion Plus, which earlier in the week won the 2018 MYS Interior Design Award.  Many congratulations to Pride Mega Yachts, Rainsford Mann Design and the team!

Steller Systems to Present at 14th International Naval Engineering Conference & Exhibition

Monday, September 24th, 2018

Steller Systems will be presenting at the 14th International Naval Engineering Conference and Exhibition (INEC) in Glasgow on Wednesday 3rd October 2018.  Steller Systems’ Naval Architect George Payne will be presenting alongside MOD Graduate James Wright, who earlier this year conducted a six-month placement at Steller Systems.  Their joint paper, The High-Capacity Expanding Lifeboat HiCEL – Meeting the Modern Search & Rescue Challenge, presents a concept for an innovative, high-capacity lifeboat capable of accommodating up to 500 people.  Despite its capacity, the design fits within the space envelope of conventional lifeboats, and so can be launched and retrieved using existing lifeboat davits on a wide range of vessels.  This is a design that has been developed to meet the challenges of the migrant crisis in the Mediterranean in a pragmatic and cost-effective manner.

The conference, which is organised by the Institute of Marine Engineering, Science and Technology (IMarEST), takes place from the 2nd to the 4th October 2018 in Glasgow, UK.  Steller Systems will also be exhibiting at the conference, so please come along and meet members of the team.


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