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Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. Awarded Contract for Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering Services for the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Marine Design Center

Bristol, Rhode Island – March 3rd, 2020 – Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was recently awarded an Indefinite Delivery Contract (IDC) for naval architecture and marine engineering services for the United States Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Philadelphia District, Marine Design Center. This contract continues BHGI’s partnership with the Marine Design Center (MDC). Some of the projects BHGI has worked on for the USACE include, but are not limited to, retrofits, finite element analyses, electric load analyses, vibration analyses, and computational fluid dynamics analyses as well as barge, towboat and dredge design.


Greg Beers, P.E. & Cory Wood Speak at SNAME New England Section

Bristol, Rhode Island – February 6th, 2020 – On January 29th, Greg Beers, P.E., President, and Cory Wood, Vice-President, of Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) gave a presentation at the SNAME New England Section meeting called “Designing and Building Center Console Boats”. They spoke about the design and build process of the new Vanquish 23 Bristol Harbor Series. Vanquish Bristol Harbor Series are semi-custom premium vessels, from 21 to 23 feet, that include center console and cuddy cabin models. They discussed the design tradeoffs necessary to balance the demands of safety and efficiency with a range of potential customers and applications. Additionally, they spoke about several of their recent experiences with advanced technologies including LNG and energy storage (batteries), and work for NASA.

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Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. Completes Tailrace Buoy Design for NYPA

Bristol, Rhode Island – August 6th, 2019 – Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI) was contracted by the New York Power Authority (NYPA) to provide naval architecture and marine engineering services to review and analyze a Canadian Coast Guard buoy for required internal ballast and mooring in order to secure the buoy moorings in tailrace waters. NYPA’s fast water warning buoys had reached the end of their life cycle.

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Mat Sinking Unit Mat Boat Modernization IFB to Be Released

Bristol, RI – June 28th, 2019 – Millions of dollars of goods are transported up and down the Mississippi every year. This transportation is made possible, in part, by the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) Mat Sinking Unit and its crew, who work tirelessly each season to protect the riverbanks with concrete mats and prevent erosion. The Mat Sinking Unit was built in 1940, widened in 1960 and is being replaced over the next several years with new and improved plant. The new design will double the number of mat squares that can be placed in a season. USACE Vicksburg District (MVK), USACE Marine Design Center (MDC), SIA Solutions LLC (SIA), Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. (BHGI), and the National Robotics and Engineering Center (NREC) are working together to design a new Mat Boat, which will increase production rates and improve the safety of the crew.

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Mat Boat Sources Sought Notice

Bristol, Rhode Island – November 19th, 2018 – The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE), Marine Design Center (MDC) will soon be releasing a sources sought notice for the construction of the Mat Boat, a 188’ x 74’ x 10’ deck barge, for the Mat Sinking Unit (MSU) located on the Mississippi River.


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