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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Guido Perla Associates Inc News

Carol Armstrong, ship sponsor for R/V Neil Armstrong, breaking the bottle across the bow.

Navy Research Vessel Neil Armstrong Christened

Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering company Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) announced that the christening ceremony for the Oceanographic Research Vessel AGOR 27, named in honor of the famed Neil Armstrong, was held at Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) in Anacortes, Wash., on March 29, 2014. Kali Armstrong, granddaughter of the late astronaut and the Maid of Honor, sang the National Anthem and Carol Knight Armstrong, Neil Armstrong’s wife, served as the ship’s sponsor, performing the honor of breaking the traditional bottle of champagne across the ship’s bow.

GPA 675J PSV: Image credit BAE Systems

BAE Systems to Build More Jackson Offshore PSV's

BAE Systems’ shipyard in Florida to build two additional platform supply vessels (PSV's) for Jackson Offshore Operators under a contract option. The new vessels, which will service offshore drilling operations in the Gulf of Mexico, reflect BAE Systems’ continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding and its support to the oil and gas industry. Each of the Jackson Offshore Operators vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 feet long and 60 feet wide.

Jackson Offshore PSV: Photo credit BAE Systems

BAE Systems to Build PSV's for Jackson Offshore

Jackson Offshore Operators contracts BAE Systems’ shipyard in Jacksonville, Florida, to build 2 platform supply vessels (PSVs). The contract reflects continued growth in U.S. commercial shipbuilding for BAE Systems and is another major step forward in the company’s support to the oil and gas industry. Each of the Jackson Offshore Operators vessels will be qualified under the U.S. Jones Act and will measure 252 feet long and 60 feet wide. The contract, which was announced at this week’s International Work Boat Show in New Orleans…

Siemens Wins Navy Contract

Siemens Industry, Inc. (NYSE: SI) wona contract to equip two U.S. Navy Auxiliary General Oceanographic Research (AGOR) vessels with its unique diesel electric propulsion solution at Dakota Creek Industries Inc. (DCI), located in Anacortes, Wash. Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) will design the ships. The total order value is more than $10 million. "Siemens' dedication to supporting Dakota Creek Industries exemplifies…

GPA Involved with T-AGOR-27 Contract

In October 2011, the Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was awarded a contract to deliver the Regulatory Design and Detail/Production Design for the T-AGOR-27 Ocean Class Research Vessel. The basic design was developed by GPA during a NAVSEA sponsored design competition while under contract with Dakota Creek Industries (DCI) and partnered with leading marine industry equipment vendors. The Navy-owned vessel will be operated by the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution of Massachusetts. A second vessel may be awarded at a later date.

GPA-Designed Hopper Barges Operating for ACP

Two of five split hopper barges, designed by Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) recently went into service in Panama after they were successfully received and accepted by they Panama Canal Authority. Built at Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) PERU S.A., the barges were towed to Panama after undergoing testing in Peru. In 2010, GPA was awarded this project to deliver design and engineering services for five barges owned by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) as a result of a contract signed between ACP and SIMA.

Eric Engelbrecht

GPA Names Engelbrecht Project Manager

Eric Engelbrecht has joined Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) as a Project Manager. Mr. Engelbrecht will manage a wide array of GPA projects, incorporating team members across all of the international offices with a dedicated focus on meeting each client’s unique requirements. Mr. Engelbrecht will also be a part of the GPA management team developing new business. Mr. Engelbrecht, a former Nuclear Submarine Officer with a high level of expertise in shipyard production and construction methods, holds a B.S.

Joseph E. Payne

GPA Appoints Payne as Electrical Dept. Manager

Joseph E. Payne, P.E. has joined Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) as the Electrical Department Manager and Chief Electrical Engineer. At GPA, Mr. Payne is responsible for the complete design and systems integration of all main and emergency power, lighting, HVAC controls, hazardous area classification, interior communications & alarm systems. This includes engineering oversight, detailed design work, specification development and resolution of regulatory body issues.

GPA Chairman Guido Perla

GPA: Engineering Ideas Into Reality…

The motto at Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) for over thirty years and continuing to this day has always been: Engineering Ideas into Reality. For clients worldwide, no matter how large or small the project, from single vessels to an unprecedented number of vessels in one series, the adage rings true. Behind the company’s success and commitment to each and every client is a team of over 70 professionals on four continents, led by the company’s Chairman Guido Perla and supported by his management team.

photo: courtesy GPA, Inc.

First GPA-Designed Hopper Dredge Barge Launched for ACP

The first of five hopper barges, developed by Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was launched at Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) PERU S.A. In 2010, GPA was awarded a project to deliver design and engineering services for five barges owned by the Panama Canal Authority (ACP) as a result of a contract signed between ACP and SIMA. The barges will support the enlargement project of the Panama Canal, allowing for a greater number of transits and the ability to handle larger ships.

GPA Contract, Panama Canal Authority Tugs

In late 2009, the Seattle-based Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering firm Guido Perla & Associates, Inc. (GPA) was awarded a contract by Servicios Industriales de la Marina (SIMA) PERU S.A. to deliver the design and class package, and detailed construction engineering for two identical pusher tugs. The tugs will be owned and operated by the Panama Canal Authority, which selected SIMA to build the tugs to GPA’s design in a competitive procurement process. Both tugs will be constructed at SIMA’s Chimbote shipyard…