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Friday, September 30, 2016

MN100: Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.

(Photo: Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.)

Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) is a full service naval architecture and marine engineering firm located on the harbor in Bristol, Rhode Island. BHGI has produced more than 50 unique designs to which more than 100 vessels have been built. Specializing in commercial vessel design and consulting, the firm’s experience spans tugs, barges, ATB’s, passenger vessels, dredges and yachts. The BHGI professional team hails from some of the best naval architecture schools in the country. BHGI has been working on a number of projects through its second contract with the U.S.

‘Naval Architecture for Non Naval Architects’ Course

Photo: HMC

From September 15-18, 2014, HMC will provide a course “Naval Architecture for Non-Naval Architects” in Singapore and Kuala Lumpur. HMC facilitated this course in cooperation with M.I.C.E. Global (Singapore), a company which organizes business meetings, workshops, conferences and exhibitions in the Asian region. For almost 30 years HMC has gained knowledge in offshore maritime projects and heavy transport engineering to support companies worldwide. HMC provides courses, presentations and guest lectures at maritime colleges…

SENER Debuts Latest FORAN Release

At  Sinaval-Eurofishing in Bilbao, Spain, Sener will present enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting). The naval architecture modules have been renovated in a single tool called FBASIC that incorporates new capabilities and and interface working in conjunction with the general arrangement solution, to improve the tasks during the early design stage: forms generation, compartment generation and naval architecture calculations, Sener said.   (As published in the April 2015 edition of Maritime Reporter & Engineering News - http://magazines.marinelink.com/Magazines/MaritimeReporter)

NAVSEA Sponsors Program at U. of Michigan

The Naval Sea Systems Command (NAVSEA) has created a Summer Naval Surface Ship Design program in cooperation with the Department of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering at the University of Michigan. The program will run from May 1 to June 16 and will include professors from the University of Michigan, the Naval Postgraduate School, Virginia Tech and instructors from NAVSEA’s Engineering Future Concepts and Surface Ship Design, Ship Costing, and Combat Systems Groups. The new series of courses is being offered at the graduate level on the unique aspect of naval ship design. The seven courses taught are: Naval Architecture Overview…

EBDG Adds Staff in New Orleans & Announces New PEs

Chris Biernat

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has announced that Chris Biernat has joined its New Orleans office as a Naval Architect IV. Chris is a recent graduate of the University of New Orleans. He holds a Bachelor of Science in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and is currently pursuing his Master's degree at UNO in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. EBDG also announces that two employees achieved Professional Engineer status. Naval Architect, Matt Wichgers earned his PE in Mechanical Engineering (WA).

MN100: Gibbs & Cox, Inc.

(Image: Gibbs & Cox, Inc.)

Gibbs & Cox and Donald L. Blount and Associates (G&C/DLBA) comprise one of the world’s leading independent naval architecture and marine engineering design firms. The company employs naval architects, engineers and designers from all of the ship-related engineering disciplines including propulsion, mechanical/auxiliaries, structural, electrical, software, and logistics. Since its founding in 1929, G&C has provided expert services to the entire marine sector. Engineering, design…

Elliott Bay Design hires Senior Naval Architect

Richard Holcomb

Richard Holcomb has joined the Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm headquartered in Seattle, as a senior naval architect. Holcomb is a registered professional engineer (PE) and the latest hire at the growing firm, which has been acquiring new talent in response to increased customer demand for its services across the country. Holcomb brings more than two decades of naval architecture experience to his new position with a focus on project management, technical direction, and consultation in the areas of ship performance and design.

SENER to Debut Latest FORAN Release at SINAVAL

Image: SENER

SENER informs it will take active part in SINAVAL-EUROFISHING from April 21-23, a fair held every two years in Bilbao. During the exhibition, SENER will present the new enhancements in the shipbuilding CAD/CAM system FORAN, in all disciplines (forms, naval architecture and general arrangement, hull structure, machinery and outfitting, electrical design and drafting). The naval architecture modules have been renovated in a single tool called FBASIC that incorporates new capabilities and interface working in conjunction with the general arrangement solution…

EBDG Seattle Continues Staff Growth

l to r: Kurt Jankowski, Justin Jones

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) welcomed two new additions to its Seattle team: Engineer Kurt Jankowski and Designer Justin Jones. Kurt Jankowski comes to EBDG with broad education in naval architecture and marine engineering in addition to experience in boat and ship construction. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor with a BSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering and earned his MSE in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in April 2013.

Glosten, Naval Architect, 1918 to 2010

Photo courtesy The Glosten Associates

Lawrence Robert “Larry” Glosten, founder of The Glosten Associates, a Seattle naval architecture firm, died February 22, 2010 in his home on Bainbridge Island, Wash. He was 91. Glosten graduated from Webb Institute of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering in 1940. He subsequently served as a Ship Repair Officer and dockmaster at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard during the early months of World War II. His naval duty included assignment to the Bureau of Ships Preliminary Design Division and, later, to the Bikini Atoll atomic weapon tests.

Glosten Names Springer as President

John Springer (Photo: Glosten)

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has appointed John Springer, PE as its new president. As Glosten’s fifth president since its founding in 1958, Springer takes over the role from the company’s fourth President John “Jay” Edgar, PE, and will have direct responsibility for strategic growth, business direction and client service. Springer has been with Glosten for 29 years. He previously managed the firms’ Naval Architecture Group from 1996 to 2003, served as Operations Director from 2004 to 2009 and most recently served on the Executive Management team.

Glosten Promotes Lamkin to Senior Marine Consultant

Bradley Lamkin (Photo: Glosten)

Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy Glosten has promoted Bradley G. Lamkin, PE to Senior Marine Consultant. As a Senior Marine Consultant and member of the Principals’ Group, Lamkin will continue to lead Glosten’s marine construction efforts. A 20-year veteran at Glosten, Lamkin specializes in resolving stability issues for a variety of vessels including barges, hopper dredges, passenger vessels and tugboats. Lamkin is a graduate of Calvin College (BSE…

Fifth International Conference on Fast Sea Transportation

The FAST '99 Conference is scheduled to be held at the new Bell Harbor International Conference Center located on Pier 66 in the heart of Elliott Bay in Seattle, from August 31 to September 2, 1999, bringing together owners, builders, designers, suppliers, service providers, and policy makers from around the world to Seattle. The purpose of the FAST '99 Conference is to foster dialogue among the many different communities involved in the design, construction and operation of high-speed marine craft. Every aspect of such craft will be examined and discussed at FAST '99. The program will attract an international mix of academics, operators, researchers, defense experts, and economists.

Seaspan Backs UBC Naval Architecture Research

The University of British Columbia announced it will receive a $2 million investment from Seaspan Shipyards (Seaspan) over the next seven years to support innovative teaching and research in the naval architecture and marine engineering programs at the UBC faculty of applied science. As a result, two new UBC chair positions will be created, one in naval architecture and one in marine systems engineering, both of which are expected to be recruited this summer. “UBC is western North America’s only academic institution offering graduate programs in naval architecture and marine engineering,” said UBC Interim President Martha Piper. This multi-million dollar investment is a result of Seaspan’s Value Proposition obligations under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy (NSPS).

Capuco is Chief Naval Architect of Gibbs & Cox

Benedict Capuco, Vice President, Platform Solutins Group at Gibbs & Cox.

Gibbs & Cox, Inc., an independent naval architecture and marine engineering firm, announced the appointment of Mr. Benedict P. Capuco as Chief Naval Architect. In this role, Capuco will provide corporate leadership to the company's naval architecture and marine engineering capabilities and solutions across the Gibbs & Cox global portfolio. Prior to this appointment, Capuco served as Vice President and Group Manager of the Platform Solutions Group of Gibbs & Cox, leading full ship design projects including commercial projects, foreign navy projects, and U.S. Navy and U.S.

SNAME 2009 Medal Award Winners

Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (Photo courtesy Home Port Marine Marketing).

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) recognized four individuals for their outstanding contributions to naval architecture and marine engineering. The annual achievement medals were presented at the SNAME Annual Banquet, held during the SNAME 2009 Annual Meeting and Expo in Providence, R.I. The society’s top award, the Vice Admiral "Jerry" Land Medal for outstanding accomplishment in the marine field, was presented to Robert D. Somerville, Chairman and Chief Executive officer of the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS).

Howard Fireman Awarded David W. Taylor Medal

Howard Fireman (Photo courtesy of ABS)

The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME) awarded its highest technical honor, the David W. Taylor Medal for notable achievement in naval architecture or marine engineering, to Howard Fireman, ABS Senior Vice President, Asset Performance Management (APM). "Howard is recognized as a technical leader in naval architecture," said ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. "His insight and guidance in design and energy efficiency are valued by the industry in great part because of his ability to provide real-world practical solutions.

Werner Named Academic Dean of Webb Institute

Matthew R. Werner (Photo courtesy of Webb Institute)

Webb Institute announced that Matthew R. Werner has been named Webb Institute’s next Academic Dean. Professor Werner, the American Bureau of Shipping Chair of Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, will begin his term on July 1, 2015. Professor Werner is an accomplished educator with extensive leadership and administrative experience. Professor Werner began his career in the ship design, construction, and operations fields and joined the Webb faculty in 2002. In 2010, he was designated Webb’s first American Bureau of Shipping Chair in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering.

Bristol Harbor Group Continues Expansion

Annie Fisher

The Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) announced the continued expansion of its naval architecture and marine engineer practice. Over the past six months the company has welcomed four new additions to the team: Annie Fisher, Naval Architect; Nathan Seelig, Mechanical Engineer; Christopher Cluett, Naval Architect; and Rhea Levin, Administrative Assistant. Annie Fisher graduated in 2013 from the University of Michigan with a B.S.E in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering. She started at Michigan as an aerospace engineer…

UNO Team Garners First Place in Watercraft Competition

A University of New Orleans engineering team sponsored by Northrop Grumman Corporation's Ship Systems sector recently piloted its solar-powered electric boat to a first-place finish in the sprint division of Solar Splash 2003. fabrication and racing of solar-powered watercraft. The University of New Orleans team, sponsored by Ship Systems' Avondale Operations, won the Solar Splash sprint division for the fifth time in the past six years, covering the 300-meter race course in 25 seconds. This summer's Solar Splash competition provided an example of the possible benefits to Ship Systems from supporting such collegiate projects. New Orleans and its naval architecture and marine engineering programs," said George Yount, vice president of operations at Avondale.

Seaplace acquires FORAN V70 Licenses

screenshot of CAD/CAM system

The Spanish engineering company Seaplace has recently acquired new licenses of the CAD/CAM FORAN System, to be used in its marine projects. The scope of the new agreement includes the packages of Forms, Naval Architecture and Advanced Design and Drawing of the version V70 of FORAN. These licenses are added to the ones Seaplace already had. “FORAN System efficiency allows us to be very competitive in concept and basic design projects and in particular in the projects of specific vessels for offshore operations” said José María Berbiela after the signature of the new agreement.

EBDG Seeks Next Generation of Marine Engineers

From left - Leffers and Benger at EBDG exhibit

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a naval architecture and marine engineering firm based in Seattle with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan, took part in the Alaska Construction Career Days & Maritime Trades on October 14 to foster enthusiasm for future careers in ship design and engineering. The firm, which opened its Alaska office in September, said it is committed to expanding Ketchikan's burgeoning maritime sector and sees this event as a step in that direction. EBDG's representatives at the event included Lydia Benger and Curt Leffers…

Seaplace Acquires New Licenses of FORAN V70

The Spanish engineering company Seaplace has recently acquired new licenses of the CAD/CAM FORAN System, to be used in its marine projects. The scope of the new agreement includes the packages of Forms, Naval Architecture and Advanced Design and Drawing of the version V70 of FORAN. These licenses are added to the ones Seaplace already had. “FORAN System efficiency allows us to be very competitive in concept and basic design projects and in particular in the projects of specific vessels for offshore operations” said José María Berbiela after the signature of the new agreement. Seaplace is currently using the Naval Architecture modules of FORAN V70 for the design of an Offshore Crane Vessel with a lifting capacity of 2,500 ST and length overall of 172,5 m.

 

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