Bristol Harbor Group, Inc.
Bristol Harbor Group, Inc. is one of the leading naval architecture fi rms in the country. The full-service naval architecture, marine engineering and consulting fi rm is located on the harbor in Bristol, R.I., where the company has been in business for more than 25 years, having produced numerous designs, to which hundreds of vessels have been built. BHGI specializes in commercial vessel design and consulting and have experience with tugs, barges, ATBs, passenger vessels, workboats, dredges and fl oating dry docks
BHGI utilizes state of the art computer modeling and design tools. Some of the naval architecture services provided include structural analysis, fi nite element analysis, deadweight surveys, hydrodynamic analyses utilizing computational fl uid dynamics and hydrostatic analysis. BHGI also offers a range of marine engineering services. Its engineers focus on the design of new vessels, repowerings, and mechanical and electrical upgrades to existing vessels, as well as crane specifi cation and integration, piping design, fuel system design, main engine specifi cation and electrical load analysis. In addition to designing vessels, BHGI provides technical support and consulting services to vessel owners, charterers, and operators. These services can be in support of a new construction project, modifi cations, regularly scheduled dry docks or more comprehensive maintenance periods. BHGI offers a full spectrum of services from concept design through shipyard selection and construction oversight. This can include detail design, implementation of tests and trials, and eventual lifecycle management and maintenance support.
The firm is currently working on exciting projects involving advanced fuels, advanced hull forms and hybriddiesel-electric propulsion. BHGI designed Holland, a 400- by 100-foot ocean transport barge built for General Dynamics Electric Boat to support the construction and maintenance of the Columbia Class ballistic missile submarines and Virginia Class fast attack submarines. BHGI recently completed the design of a new fl oating dry dock for the USACE Ensley Engineer Yard, which will replace the 400-ton drydock 1015 at the Ensley Engineer Yard. BHGI also completed the contract design for the DRIFTMASTER II for USACE, a catamaran hull that incorporates a diesel electric hybrid propulsion system. BHGI is working on other projects such as a high-speed foil assisted catamaran, multiple deck, crane, and liquid cargo barges, and multiple projects for the defense industry.