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GPA Opens European Subsidiary

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Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), headquartered in , has established a European subsidiary – Guido Perla Europe GmbH (GPE GmbH) – in . GPE GmbH will initially handle the sales, marketing and PR function, as well as existing customer support. ”The strategic decision to further expand GPA into Europe supports our vision of being a truly global player,” said Inga Scholz, General Manager of GPE GmbH. “ accounts for a major share in the maritime industry and we believe it to be vital for us to have a direct presence in such a key market.” Since its foundation in 1979, GPA has provided a full range of services to include Conceptual and Preliminary Design, Bid Packages and Regulatory Design, Scientific/Engineering Analysis, Feasibility Studies, Production Engineering, Construction Management and Owner Representation, as well as Expert Witness Services. While GPA’s clientele is mainly U.S.-based, the company also enjoys a loyal customer base in the Asian, South American and European maritime market. GPA’s extensive portfolio includes vessel types ranging from Platform Support Vessels (PSV), Fast Supply Vessels (FSV), Anchor Handling Tug Supply Vessels (AHTS), CNG Carriers, Tugs, Barges, Icebreakers, Cargo Vessels, Fast Pilot Boats, Ferries, Research Vessels, Fireboats, Navy Vessels, Fishing Vessels, Yachts, Excursion-, Cruise-, and Casino Vessels.


GPA-Designed PSV Fleet Expands

Guido Perla, Chairman of Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. said that French marine services provider Bourbon Offshore has placed an order for 4 GPA 670 MKII Methanol, expanding their well-proven GPA designed fleet to 96 vessels, including 54 GPA 254 AHTS, 24 GPA 654 PSV and 4 GPA 670 ROV vessels, which were all ordered within the last year. The 70-meter GPA 670 MKII Methanol platform support vessels, currently under construction at Zhejiang Shipyard in China


Guido Perla: Colombian Born, American Made

Guido Perla has always had a love of the sea. Perla, who was born and raised in Barranquilla, Colombia, came to the U.S. in 1971 to pursue his dream of using the "tools" he was given to become a naval architect. His story is one that is marked by innovation, relationships and hard work. — By Regina P. Ciardiello, managing editor Guido Perla’s philosophy on naval architecture and marine engineering — on life — is easily summed up: "I always follow what my father used to say," Perla said


Last GPA 670 MKIII PSV by Sinopacific

On July 13 another offshore vessel series, designed by Naval Architect and Marine Engineering Firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was completed at Zhejiang Shipyard in China with the delivery of the fourth vessel of this series. The GPA 670MKIII PSV vessels measure 240 ft in overall length and are equipped with three 1,825 kW main diesel generators, two 2,000 kW Azimuthing Z-Drive units, two 746 kW tunnel bow thrusters, as well as one 170 kW emergency generator


Crowley Takes Delivery of PRT Tug

Crowley Marine Services recently accepted the delivery of Alert - the first of a trio of new 140 ft. 10,192-hp Prevention and Rescue Response Tugs (PRT's) under contract with the Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for use in both Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska. The general purpose PRT's are powered by twin Caterpillar 3612B engines generating the combined 10,192-hp driving two Kamewa Aquamaster azimuthing thrusters


Rolls-Royce to Supply Offshore Cranes for Brazilian PSVs

Rolls-Royce Plc signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA for the delivery of offshore cranes to four platform supply vessels (PSVs) under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda. shipyard, in Itajaì, Brazil. The delivery from Rolls-Royce will include four ship sets of the award winning dual draglink crane - eight cranes in total. Upon completion, the vessels designed by Guido Perla, will enter service on an eight-year contract with the state owned Brazilian oil company Petrobras


New OSVs Bolster Operations

Two new 220 ft. OSVs, rigged for flexible, efficient operation, are beginning to pay off for Gulf Offshore Marine, an affiliate of GulfMark Offshore, Lafayette, La. The sister vessels, measuring 217.5 x 54 x 20 ft., with a 16.1 ft. loaded draft, were launched in late 1999 from Bender Shipyard, Mobile, Ala. Highland Scout entered service in Brazil in January and Highland Guide entered service in Borneo in February. Vessel conceptual design was a collaborative effort between Gulf Offshore and


Fourth GPA-designed PSV Delivered

Guido Perla and Associates (GPA), announced the delivery of the M/V Hector, the fourth of ten GPA 670 Platform Support Vessels (PSV) designed by the company for Bourbon Offshore of Marseille, France, a division of Bourbon. The M/V HECTOR marks the last of four vessels originally ordered by Bourbon Offshore, who has expanded the GPA 670 building program to a total of 10 vessels, which will be built at Zhejiang Shipbuilding in Ningbo, China.


Crowley Marine Services Takes Delivery of First of Two 153 ft. Tugs

Crowley Marine Services (CMS) took delivery of Nanuq, the first of two 153-ft., 10,192 hp enhanced tractor tugs from Crowley Maritime Corp. subsidiary Vessel Management Services. Nanuq and her sister vessel Tan'erliq have been specially designed and developed for CMS under contract with Alyeska Pipeline Service Company for tanker escort operations in Valdez Harbor and Prince William Sound, Alaska. Because of the intended service environment


Rigdon Completes $200M Refinancing, Secures Contract to Double Fleet

Rigdon Marine Corporation announced the completion of a series of financial transactions which will strategically position the company for future growth. Rigdon Marine Corporation recently signed a $170 million Credit Facility with a group of European banks led by DVB Bank and secured $30 million in equity investment. The newly restructured Rigdon Marine Corporation has replaced its original financial capitalization for the recently completed GPA 640 series of 10 technically


MN 100: Guido Perla & Associates, Inc.

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701 5th Avenue Seattle, WA 98104 Tel: (206) 768-1515  Email: Inga.Scholz@gpai.com Website: www.gpai.com President & CEO: Guido Perla The Company: With offices in the US, Brazil, Chile, China and Germany, GPA developed into an independent


Brazilian PSVs Get Rolls-Royce Offshore Cranes

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Rolls-Royce signed a contract with Detroit Chile SA to supply offshore cranes to nine Platform Supply Vessels (PSVs) presently under construction at Detroit Brasil Ltda. shipyard, in Itajaì, Brazil. The delivery will include nine ship sets of the dual draglink crane


GPA Enters Mexican Offshore Market

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Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) has been awarded a contract to deliver the Design Package and Class Approval Package for two GPA 150M FSVs.  The ships for Enterprise Shipping


U.S. Navy's AGOR 27: R/V Neil Armstrong

The ship as it was moved into the water at Dakota Creek Industries shipyard in Anacortes, Washington. (Photo courtesy of Gary McGrath, WHOI)

On March 29, the Ocean Class Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessel hull number 27 started its official life as the R/V Neil Armstrong, the first research vessel named after a space explorer.  Carol Armstrong, the widow of the famed astronaut


Navy Research Vessel Neil Armstrong Christened

Carol Armstrong, ship sponsor for R/V Neil Armstrong, breaking the bottle across the bow.

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) announced that the christening ceremony for the Oceanographic Research Vessel AGOR 27, named in honor of the famed Neil Armstrong, was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash


New Director of Engineering for Foss

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Foss Maritime announced that Michael Minnig has been promoted to Director of Engineering. Minnig joined Foss in 2012 with more than 15 years of naval architecture experience in vessel design, shipyard construction support, and project management


Navy Research Vessel Launched with Siemens Propulsion

February 22 marked the launch of Neil Armstrong, the first of two Navy oceanographic research vessels to be launched with Siemens Blue multi-drive low voltage system. Neil Armstrong was launched in Anacortes, Washington. Siemens said the use of Siemens Blue improves the vessels reliability due


AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong Launched

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Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) reports that the launching ceremony of the AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash., on February 22, 2014.  


GPA-designed PSV Launched for Jackson Offshore

M/V Breeze

On January 29, 2014, the Breeze, designed by Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA), was launched at BAE Systems in Jacksonville, Fla., for Jackson Offshore Operators. Breeze is the first of the state-of-the-art GPA 675J PSV series destined to operate in the Gulf of Mexico.


Factory Trawler to Retrofit Rolls-Royce Promas Lite Propulsion

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Rolls-Royce has won its first contract to supply a new version of its innovative Promas Lite propulsion system to American ship owner Glacier Fish to improve propeller efficiency on its Guido Perla Associates designed factory trawler 'Alaska Ocean'.


Rolls-Royce, GPA Collaboration Pays Dividends

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Rolls-Royce and Guido Perla and Associates, Inc. (GPA) collaborative efforts are delivering results for customers in North America.   Rolls-Royce and GPA most recently teamed up last year to provide a highly innovative design and power & propulsion systems integration solution for two


Research Vessels Construction Progressing as Scheduled

AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong and AGOR 28 R/V Sally Ride (left) under construction at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash.

Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) reports that construction of the AGOR 27 R/V Neil Armstrong is progressing according to plan at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash


Diesel-Electric Units Prepared for Navy’s AGOR Project

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During most of 2012 Cummins Northwest was busy with the procurement of the various subsystems and assembly of the diesel-electric units for the two Ocean Class Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels building at Dakota Creek Shipyards


Tankship Engine Room Blaze Off Somalia Coast

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Australia’s HMAS Newcastle provided medical treatment and evacuated two badly burned Filipino merchant seamen from a stricken oil tanker in the Somali Basin. The seamen from the Liberian registered Merchant Tanker Perla, were severely burned during a machinery fire which left the tanker


Diesel-Electric Units Prepared for Navy’s AGOR Project

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During most of 2012, Cummins Northwest was busy with the procurement of the various subsystems and assembly of the diesel-electric units for the two Ocean Class Auxiliary General Purpose Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels building at Dakota Creek Shipyards They delivered the first four-unit






 
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