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Thursday, June 21, 2018

Elliott Bay Design Group News

Ranson Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Mark Ranson has joined Elliott Bay Design Group, bringing with him thirty years of experience in structural design and lofting for the marine industry. His work history includes lofting for new builds and repairs, and eventually led to his specialization in the computer modeling of ship structures. With this focus, Ranson has worked on large self-unloading bulk carriers, offshore support vessels, research vessels, submarines, tugs, and workboats. Ranson has a Bachelor of Science degree in Industrial Technology-Product Development from the University of Wisconsin. He is currently working on the structural design of a new landing craft and is providing assistance with numerous ongoing lofting projects.

Elliott Bay Design Group Adds Staff

Photos courtesy EBDG

In EBDG's Seattle office naval architect Nick Barczak joined the team, bringing three years of experience in naval architecture. Barczak's technical skills range from drafting, to CFD and FEA analyses, wind tunnel and towing tank testing to basic naval architecture. Naval architect David Turner joins EBDG's New Orleans office bringing over 12 years experience. He has extensive experience with a variety of vessel types including ferries, barges, research vessels, aluminum crewboats and offshore vessels. He has worked with operators and shipyards across the country and overseas.

Johansen Joins EBDG Electrical Team

Erik Johansen (Photo: EBDG)

Erik Johansen joined Elliott Bay Design Group's (EBDG) New Orleans office in December 2016 bringing with him 20 years of marine electrical experience. Johansen’s expertise includes supporting offshore vessel operators with major modifications, conversions and oversight of electrical contractors. His portfolio of vessel types includes workboats, ferries, tugboats, platform support vessels and chemical and petroleum carriers. Johansen enhances EBDG's growing electrical and marine engineering group with skills ranging from fleet electrical support to new design and installation support.

Alternative Ferry Propulsion Systems: A Case Study

M/V Steilacoom II (Credit: Nichol Bros Boat Builders)

Is it Right for Your Operation? That Depends, says EBDG’s John Waterhouse. Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) serves many ferry customers in North America. These clients read the trade publications and see various articles on new technologies such as hybrid propulsion, battery powered vessels or zero emission vessels. After finishing such an article they ask themselves: “What advantages would that technology bring to my operation and what will it cost?” To that end, EBDG developed some tools to help answer those questions.

Garfitt Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Seattle-based Elliott Bay Design Group announces the addition of John Garfitt to its marine engineering team. John has over 10 years of marine engineering experience and has worked on projects all over the world. As a senior marine engineer, John is involved in the Repower Study for the M/V COLUMBIA and will be lending his expertise to the Pierce County Waterborne Transportation Study. John is a licensed professional engineer in Canada and is currently working toward his U.S. license. Prior to joining EBDG, John served as vice president for Queenship Yachts and worked with BC Ferries.

Elliott Bay Design Announces Promotions

Elliott Bay Design Group has announced two promotions within the firm. Brian King has been named vice president of engineering and Douglas Wolff has been promoted to vice president of operations. Brian King joined Elliott Bay Design Group in 1988 as the Seattle-based firm's Chief Marine Engineer. In the role of vice president, King will oversee and manage the firm's engineering and technical resources, ensuring superior quality and technical excellence. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in Mechanical Engineering and Naval Architecture in the states of Washington and Oregon and is a certified U. S. Coast Guard Chief Engineer of Motor and Gas Turbine Ships, Unrestricted, as well as a U. S. Coast Guard Third Assistant Engineer Steam Vessels, Unrestricted. Douglas M.

Rapp Marine Deck Equipment Rounds out New Harley Barges

Photo: Rapp Marine

Rapp’s workboat market offerings span the full range of operator requirements. Their latest contract provides a turnkey package. Long known for delivering innovative and custom deck machinery solutions to a wide range of marine stakeholders, Rapp Marine recently was tasked with providing not one, but two complete equipment package for West coast-based Harley Marine Services (HMS). The Rapp portfolio spans the full gamut of machinery, from heavy duty tow winches for high horsepower tugboats, all the way to multipurpose cranes for barges or other workboats.

Gullickson Joins EBDG

Image: EBDG

Stephanie Gullickson joins Elliott Bay Design Group's Seattle office as the Marketing Manager. She brings 12 years of experience within the maritime industry including management, marketing, sales, event planning and administrative support. Stephanie will be responsible for the development of policies, processes, and procedures to ensure consistent and effective company-wide marketing efforts in order to successfully garner new business opportunities. Stephanie graduated from…

New Passenger Ferry for Governors Island

(Image: Blount Boats)

U.S. shipbuilder Blount Boats together with naval architecture firm Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) has been awarded the contract to design and construct a new passenger-only ferry for Governors Island, New York by The Trust For Governors Island. The vessel will provide passenger ferry service between Battery Maritime Building in Lower Manhattan and Soissons Landing on Governors Island, New York. “Blount Boats is honored to have been chosen by the Trust to build another iconic vessel for New York Harbor,” said Marcia Blount, President of Blount Boats.

MN 100: Elliott Bay Design Group LLC

5305 Shilshole Ave. EBDG is a Seattle-based, employee-owned enterprise with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan. The firm provides full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and production support to owners, operators and shipyards worldwide. EBDG provides complete design, engineering and analysis services, leveraging specialists in naval architecture and marine engineering, including marine mechanical, electrical and structural design and engineering. A large production support team provides detail design and lofting for shipyards across the country.

Elliott Bay Design Group Opens Office in Alaska

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), the naval architecture and marine engineering firm based in Seattle and New Orleans, has established an office in Ketchikan, Alaska, to meet growing customer demand in that region. EBDG said it is the preferred service provider for a number of Alaska-based companies with which it shares long-standing relationships. EBDG is a member of the Ketchikan Marine Industry Council and shares that body's commitment to expanding Ketchikan's marine industrial capacity. The council's diverse membership represents a cross section of Ketchikan's business and civic leaders and highlights the city's many strengths and capabilities.

New Ferry MV Woods Hole Delivered

M/V Woods Hole during sea trials (Photo: Brian King)

The newly built ferry M/V Woods Hole has been delivered to serve Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. Built by Conrad Industries of Morgan City, La., the Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) designed ferry is the naval architects’ second design for The Steamship Authority. EBDG's scope for the project included extensive concept design, which proceeded to a design validation with CFD and towing tank development of the hull form, propulsion selection studies and passenger egress validation from the evacuation system.

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) Welcome Mike Wood, PE and Matthew Roddy

Mike Wood, Senior Naval Architect

Mike will serve as Senior Naval Architect in EBDG's New Orleans office and brings over 13 years of naval architecture and marine engineering expertise to the firm. He is a licensed Professional Engineer in the state of Louisiana with a diverse background in all aspects of marine vessel construction. He holds an MBA and a BS in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering from the University of New Orleans. Matthew joins EBDG in Seattle as a Marine Designer. He brings over four years of vessel design experience to EBDG's designer group.

MN 100: Elliott Bay Design Group

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) is a Seattle-based, employee-owned enterprise with offices in New Orleans and Ketchikan that provides full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and production support to owners, operators and shipyards worldwide. The firm’s extensive project portfolio spans a number of vessel types including barges, tugs, offshore vessels, ferries, passenger vessels, and workboats, and encompasses unique projects from lofting art installations and high-end yacht hulls to one-off service vessel designs and structures.

North Carolina Orders a New Ferry

The North Carolina Department of Transportation has ordered a new car ferry for delivery in 2019, its first since 2012 (Image: Elliott Bay Design Group)

The North Carolina Department of Transportation Ferry Division has ordered a new river class vehicle ferry to be built at Bollinger Shipyards of Lockport, La. for delivery by March 1, 2019. Designed by Elliott Bay Design Group, the 183-foot ferry with room for 38 regular-sized vehicles will replace M/V Thomas A. Baum, a 22-year-old Hatteras-class ferry that carries 26 vehicles. The vessel will be the NCDOT Ferry Division’s first new car ferry since the M/V Sea Level christened in 2012 (also designed by Elliott Bay Design Group).

New Bunker Vessel for Maxum Petroleum

Global Provider (Rendering: Elliott Bay Design Group)

Maxum Petroleum's newest bunker vessel Global Provider is currently under construction at Jesse Co. in Tacoma, Wash. and is expected to enter service in January 2017. “The launch of this vessel demonstrates our continued commitment to enhance our service capabilities for our customers throughout the West Coast and Pacific Northwest,” said Scott Prince, CEO of Maxum Petroleum. “The Global Provider is the result of years of collaboration between our Maxum Team, our valued customers…

Coleman Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Eric Coleman (Photo: EBDG)

Eric Coleman has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers, bringing with him six years of marine experience. Coleman’s experience is broad, with an emphasis on preliminary and detail design work of aluminum and steel vessels. He has worked on a wide variety of commercial vessels and charter yachts up to 210 feet in length. His background includes hands-on shipyard experience, comprising production oversight, class and regulatory compliance, and designing for production.

EBDG’s Turner, Wood Earn PMP Designation

David Turner (left) and Mike Wood. Courtesy EBDG

Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG), a provider of architectural and engineering services to the marine industry with offices in Seattle, New Orleans and Ketchikan, announced that David Turner and Mike Wood have earned the Project Management Professional (PMP) designation. David Turner joined Elliott Bay Design Group in August 2010 bringing over 12 years of naval architecture experience to his role. Turner is well versed in applying ABS standards and other regulatory requirements…

Ekse Joins Elliott Bay Design Group

Robert Ekse (Photo: Elliott Bay Design Group)

Robert Ekse has joined Elliott Bay Design Group's team of naval architects and engineers as a project manager. He will be responsible for the initiation, management and execution of diverse projects and will be based in the Seattle office.   Ekse has 27 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles within the marine industry, having worked for operators and shipyards along the West Coast.

Elliott Bay Design Group Announces Staff Additions

Elliott Bay Design Group announced that David Smith has joined the firm as Project Manager. Smith brings over 25 years of shipyard design and construction experience to the team and has worked in shipyards across the country. Smith is currently leading the design effort for a new Ship Docking Module. John Farmer joins the team as a Designer II. Farmer has a BS in mechanical engineering technology from Purdue University and over 10 years of 3-D design and surface modeling experience. Farmer is currently working on a tank barge for Bollinger Shipyards. We are also pleased to announce that Alisha Lamb has been promoted to Designer III. Lamb joined EBDG in 2003 and has been actively supporting the firm's design team.

Historic Side-wheeler Christened

Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle recently completed stability tests and calculations for the KLONDIKE SPIRIT, an all-steel side-wheeler recently built on the Yukon River in Alaska. The vessel, which can carry up to 120 passengers, will be used to take tourists on daytrips through the scenic Yukon canyons downriver of Dawson (Yukon, Canada) when it begins operation in June, 2005. Constructed in Eagle City, Alaska, by Nick Turner and Charlie House, the vessel offers three passenger decks, a food service galley and two staterooms for crews.

Historic Side-wheeler to Operate on Yukon River this Summer

Elliott Bay Design Group of Seattle recently completed stability tests and calculations for the KLONDIKE SPIRIT, an all-steel side-wheeler recently built on the Yukon River in Alaska. The vessel, which can carry up to 120 passengers, will be used to take tourists on daytrips through the scenic Yukon canyons downriver of Dawson (Yukon, Canada) when it begins operation in June, 2005. Constructed in Eagle City, Alaska, by Nick Turner and Charlie House, the vessel offers three passenger decks, a food service galley and two staterooms for crews. Eagle City is located along the Yukon River approximately 9 miles west of the Canadian border. The KLONDIKE SPIRIT is the first side-wheeler to be built on the Yukon in decades.

Elliott Bay Design Group Celebrates 25 Years

EBDG Project 'R/V Atlantic Explorer': Photo credit EBDG

After a quarter of a century, EBDG leads the U.S. ferry market and begins a new journey as a unique employee-owned company. Elliott Bay Design Group (EBDG) celebrates its 25th anniversary and a successful first year following a management buyout by nearly half its employees. Since EBDG opened its doors it has designed tugs, research vessels, offshore supply vessels, and more vehicle ferries than any other U.S. firm. Brian King, Vice President of Engineering, was one of the first employees hired after the company was founded in 1988.

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