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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


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 to failsafe features that help the vessel owner lower maintenance costs, increase efficiency and improve operational ease for the vessel and crew


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


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


Tidewater Continues to Build Diesel-Electric

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After building five diesel-electric platform supply vessels (PSVs) at Singapore’s Yantai Raffles Shipyard, Tidewater is having additional vessels built in China. Currently the firm has 12 Cummins-powered diesel-electric vessels on order at the Fujian Mawei Shipbuilding yard. An additional four-boat order is being completed at the Shejiang Shipbuilding Company yard near Ningbo China. The first of the vessels, the Desoto Tide, was delivered in January ‘09 with the second


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

Michael Minnig

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


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

Promas Lite: Image courtesy of Rolls-Royce

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

Photo: Australian Navy

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


Fireboat Chief Seattle Delivered

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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla and Associates, Inc. (GPA) announced the completion on time and within budget of a major renovation of the fireboat Chief Seattle at Vigor Marine in Everett, Washington.   


BAE Systems to Build More Jackson Offshore PSV's

GPA 675J PSV: Image credit BAE Systems

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Florida to build two additional platform supply vessels (PSV's) for Jackson Offshore Operators under a contract option. The new vessels, which will service offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S


Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. Designs GPA 675J PSVs

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Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was awarded a contract to deliver the Design, Regulatory Design and Production Engineering for two GPA 675J PSVs for Jackson Offshore Operators.  


BAE Systems to Build PSV's for Jackson Offshore

Jackson Offshore PSV: Photo credit BAE Systems

Jackson Offshore Operators contracts BAE Systems’ shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida, to build 2 platform supply vessels (PSVs). The contract reflects continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding for BAE Systems and is another major step forward in the company’s support to the oil


Marcon to Market High-Speed SWATH Catamaran

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High-Speed State-of-the-Art SWATH / Catamaran “Susitna” Marcon International, Inc. of Coupeville, Washington is pleased to announce that they have been selected by the Matanuska-Susitna Borough in Alaska to market the SWATH (Small Waterplane Area Twin Hull) Expeditionary Craft ferry


 
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