OT&BE joins Hyperion Marine Engineering Group

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October 10, 2018

  • Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corporation President Robert Hill
  • Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corporation President Robert Hill Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corporation President Robert Hill

Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering Corporation, a naval architecture and marine engineering firm specializing in AT/B or Articulated Tug/Barge design announced that it is now a member of the Hyperion Marine Engineering Group headquartered in Portland, Maine with offices in India, Dubai, Norway and the Netherlands.

CT Marine & Buoyancy Consultants formed Hyperion three years ago recognizing a need for an integrated naval architectural & marine engineering firm to serve the inland and offshore tug and barge industry that incorporates a capability for conceptual through highly detailed production design, all under one corporate roof. With over seventy engineers who span the globe, Hyperion also holds an ISO27001:2013 certification.

CT Marine and Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering recently celebrated over three decades of collaborative work & in joining Hyperion; OT&BE will now offer more experience & proven designs in brown & blue water sectors of the tug/barge design design marketplace - inland to unlimited International.

Robert Hill, President of OT&BE, said "Historically, our biggest challenge at Ocean Tug & Barge Engineering was the high demand for our services verse the size of our staff. This often created delays delivering the high quality of engineering customer demand as quickly as desired. The quality of the design work OT&BE does is among the very best in the industry, but our small staff, sized to my own choices/preferences, coupled with high demand for our services, slowed our design work significantly. As President of the firm, I have been determined to solve that problem, and now we have."

"Joining Hyperion has removed this challenge by giving us the flexibility to pull from a growing team of exceptional engineers while simultaneously incorporating the latest in three-dimensional design. We are now an International design firm, operating twenty-four hours a day and I could not be more proud of our direction."

Hyperion has a track record in delivering production design work, including hull structural detailing, systems detailing, steel cutting information, yard detail design packages for the builder, electrical, piping and HVAC design and support, outfitting design and support, and construction inspection and management.

Hill adds, "Under Hyperion, we no longer design vessels in 2D drawings - we design from the start in 3D and pull all drawings from the 3D model which means that we essentially build the vessel first, before the yard does, enabling us to find any potential conflicts that are always present in all 2D designs, and resolve them before they become costly shipyard change orders. We are also not limited to using a single 3D Ship Design package like most firms are - we can design in CATIA, Nupas Cadmatic, and Ship Constructor, plus our offices are easily expandable to much large staff sizes with additional expertise via our access to worldwide talent markets."

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