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. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District. One of the projects that BHGI is currently working on with the USACE is the design of a wicket lifting vessel for operation at the Olmsted Lock & Dam on the Ohio River
. Extensive use of both Computational Fluid Dynamics
(CFD) and Finite Element Analysis (FEA) was incorporated in the design process to ensure that the vessel is capable of performing the necessary operational and maintenance crane lifts. An Articulated Barge unit (ATB), the Gulf Carrier and the Gulf Venture, has recently been delivered to its owner, John W. Stone Oil Distributor. BHGI was responsible for the design and engineering of both vessels. Both vessels were built at Conrad Shipyard in Amelia, LA under ABS survey.
BHGI is one of the leading naval architecture and marine engineering firms in the country. Constantly innovating and pushing their work product to the limits, BHGI has years of experience providing naval architecture, marine engineering, and project consulting services to the marine industry.
99 Poppasquash Rd. Unit H
Bristol, RI 02809
Telephone: (401) 253-4318
President: Greg Beers, P.E.
(As published in the August 2016 MN100
edition of Marine News