With offices in the US, Brazil, Chile, China and Germany, GPA developed into an independent, full-service naval architecture and marine engineering company that since 1979 has helped vessel owners and shipyards navigate through complex newbuild, retrofit and repair projects. Its extensive design portfolio includes hundreds of offshore vessels, workboats, passenger vessels and fishing vessels constructed for commercial owners worldwide and governmental institutions. The GPA team consists of over 60 professionals, including naval architects, marine engineers, mechanical engineers, electrical engineers and administrative support.
GPA’s extensive portfolio includes various innovative, award-winning designs and some of the largest vessel series worldwide. With more than 36 years of innovative naval architecture, GPA’s story and successes are marked by innovation, relationships and hard work, following the motto, “ideas engineered into reality.” GPA accompanies clients throughout the entire design process and during construction beyond the delivery of every vessel to ensure successful project closure. Professional services and capabilities cover all phases of ship design, including Feasibility Studies, Conceptual and Preliminary Design, Bid Packages and Regulatory Design, Scientific and Engineering Analysis, Production Engineering, as well as Construction Management and Owner Representation. Significant engineering achievements include being one of the world leaders in implementing diesel-electric propulsion configurations. Today, over 140 GPA-designed offshore vessels are equipped with such systems. GPA’s diesel-electric developments heavily influence the industry and have been adapted by various designers and operators worldwide.
701 5th Avenue
Seattle, WA 98104
Telephone: (206) 768-1515
CEO/President: Guido Perla
(As published in the August 2016 MN100
edition of Marine News