GPA helps avoid the unforeseen regulatory challenges by developing full technical design documents owners can utilize to obtain regulatory approval from governing bodies or classification societies and to solicit binding construction bids from qualified shipyards. GPA has established this expertise over the last three decades and is uniquely qualified to develop workable designs efficiently in terms of cost and time.  Depending on our clients’ preferences, we work closely and have established relationships with any Classification Society, including American Bureau of Shipping, Det Norske Veritas, Lloyds Register, Bureau Veritas and Germanischer Lloyd.

This work includes but is not limited to:

  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Foundation Design and Construction Drawings
  • Pipe and Pump Sizing
  • HVAC
  • Electric Plant Design and Analysis (including Fault Current Analysis, Short Circuit Study, One-Line Diagrams, Voltage Drop Calculations)
  • Joiner and Insulation Specification
  • Fire Safety Design
  • Machinery Systems Design
  • Structural Design
  • Windows, Doors, Ladders and Hatches Schedules
  • Vessel Motion, Stability, Speed and Maneuverability Analysis
  • Model Testing Review
  • Vessel Arrangements Drawings
  • Cost and Schedule Estimating for Construction