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Wärtsilä HYTug Meets Environmental Demands for New Brazilian Port

The technology group Wärtsilä has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with Petrocity, the parent company of the new port facility being built in the Brazilian city of São Mateus-ES, to develop a harbour tug design. The prime consideration is to maximise the ecological operational sustainability of the vessel since the environmental demands of the new port are among the most stringent in the world. For this reason, the design will be based on the recently launched Wärtsilä HYTug, which features hybrid propulsion and energy storage using batteries.
The Wärtsilä HYTug emphasises environmental sustainability, operational efficiency, and lower fuel consumption than is possible with conventional tug designs. The ‘first-of-its-kind’ fully integrated hybrid power module combines engines, the energy storage system, and power electronics optimised to work together through a newly developed energy management system (EMS). It marks a new frontier in marine hybrid propulsion.
The fuel efficiency of this design has the added benefit of reducing exhaust emission levels. Furthermore, when operating in ‘green’ mode, it is unlikely that there will be any visible smoke from the Wärtsilä HYTug since the load is being picked-up by the batteries. At the same time, the noise level of the tug will be notably reduced.
“The Wärtsilä HYTug will change the landscape of the tugboat market as battery usage significantly increases environmental sustainability and operational efficiency, while at the same time greatly reducing operating costs. It represents further evidence of Wärtsilä’s leadership position in sustainable and energy efficient technologies,” says Marine Solutions' Sales Manager, Mário Barbosa. 
“Green port operations are completely aligned with Petrocity’s corporate philosophy and values. We look forward to working with Wärtsilä in developing the kind of harbour tug that meets the criteria that have been established for this project. This will be the first of many others in a huge logistics project which aims at the regional integration of the Espirito Santo, Minas Gerais and Bahia states. It represents a definitive guarantee of the interiorization of the economy in the north of Espírito Santo,” says Mr José Roberto, CEO Petrocity.
The new hybrid vessel features a very distinctive outlook while providing the power and manoeuvrability for practical tug operations. The overall design has been optimised for low hull resistance, high towing and escort performance, efficient sea-keeping, crew safety and comfort, as well as for easy maintenance.
Wärtsilä in brief
Wärtsilä is a global leader in advanced technologies and complete lifecycle solutions for the marine and energy markets. By emphasising sustainable innovation and total efficiency, Wärtsilä maximises the environmental and economic performance of the vessels and power plants of its customers. In 2016, Wärtsilä's net sales totalled EUR 4.8 billion with approximately 18,000 employees. The company has operations in over 200 locations in more than 70 countries around the world. Wärtsilä is listed on Nasdaq Helsinki.

Hybrid Partnership Gains First Project

The MAN Diesel &Turbo and AKA partners have recently received an order in connection with the building of a multi-purpose supply vessel for a federal Russian agency. The order inlcudes four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKA’s scope of supply for the order being a complete 690V main switchboard, 690-400 V transformers, and electric motors for main propellers and thrusters. Plus AKA’s delivery of he frequency converters for the electric motors and the drive control and power-management systems.

MAN Diesel & Turbo is reporting its first order from its 40% stake in Aspin Kemp & Associates (AKA), a specialist power supply, energy management and drive systems for marine applications.
The partners said the first order is for a hybrid propulsion package for a Russian special vessel. Delivery is scheduled for March 2018 in St. Petersburg and marks the first successful collaboration between the two since MAN Diesel & Turbo bought its share in AKA in June.
The order includes four MAN 7L21/31 gensets, including alternators, with AKA’s scope of supply for the order being a complete 690V main switchboard, 690-400 V transformers, and electric motors for main propellers and thrusters. Also within AKA’s delivery is the frequency converters for the electric motors and the drive control and power-management systems. (Energy management systems provide fully automatic control and optimize the power distribution of drive components of ships.)
“This specialist vessel, with its unique operational demands, showcases our competence as a solution provider and the broader capability we now possess with AKA’s energy-management expertise,” said Wayne Jones, chief sales officer, MAN Diesel & Turbo.  “Encouragingly for our new partnership, the previous vessel in this series was equipped with an identical propulsion package, but from a different supplier.”
The partnership is part of MAN Diesel & Turbo’s strategic development program, “Basecamp 3000+”, launched in 2016. As part of this program, the company announced strategic acquisitions and partnerships to expand its product range with respect to the global trends of de-carbonization and digitalization.
“The partnership with AKA is a key element in our strategy to strengthen our role as technological forerunner in the field of marine propulsion”, explained Uwe Lauber, CEO of MAN Diesel & Turbo. “AKA’s specialized expertise links battery storage systems and marine engines. The new cooperation marks an important step on the way to further establish ourselves as a principal system supplier for energy management on board ships.”
AKA is a Canadian company, based in Montague, Prince Edward Island (PEI). The company employs around 120 at five global locations with about 100 in its PEI locations.
In June 2017 MAN Diesel & Turbo agreed to acquire 40% in AKA. By the acquisition, MAN Diesel & Turbo said it has gained specialized know-how in the field of electric and hybrid systems to complement its product portfolio.
AKA co-founder and CEO Jason Aspin remains with the company as managing director and shareholder. Neale Kemp, the other founding partner. is retiring from active business operations and selling his shares in AKA.
MAN Diesel & Turbo said AKA is known as a world market leader in equipping diesel-hybrid powered ship propulsion systems with integrated battery storage and in high-reliability on-board power systems in dynamic-positioning applications for the marine and offshore oil & gas sectors. The company is also involved in energy storage and hybrid power solutions for a broader range of marine and land-based applications.
“MAN Diesel & Turbo is the world’s premiere designer and manufacturer of marine propulsion systems, and the perfect partner for us,” Aspin said. “We benefit not only from the global prestige of the brand, its global sales network and customer base, but also from the top-class engineering and machine building competence in the fields of engines, exhaust gas after treatment and gas and propulsion systems.”

Electric and Hybrid Boat Development

Electric and Hybrid Boat Development
Torqeedo, probably the fastest-growing brand in electric and hybrid marine engines, was just bought by Deutz AG, a major European manufacturer of diesel and natural-gas engines. The move solidifies a dual effort to marry clean diesel to electric propulsion to meet the stringent emissions standards of the EU.
Electric propulsion’s growth in Europe comes partly from the way emissions are measured in the EU. American regulators assess “emissions per motor,” while Euro-crats look to the emissions of a vessel, which could have multiple motors. In Europe, large-vessel and yacht builders comply with emissions requirements using gas or diesel and electric propulsion.
Electric propulsion is highly subsidized in Germany, and ­combustion propulsion for marine use is restricted, but Americans aren’t yet so encumbered, and electric propulsion here is still growing quickly.
One reason is many suburban lakes and drinking-water reservoirs only allow electric propulsion, either to maintain water purity and/or to maintain a quieter waterfront atmosphere in the neighborhood.
Electric Boat Development
Minn Kota’s 48-volt outboard generates 2 horsepower.
Minn Kota
Early Adopters
So, pontoon owners are among the early adopters meeting regulations, enjoying quieter cruises ideal on lower electric horsepower.
Minn Kota may have been first to tap into the market some years ago with its E ­Outboard ($2,999). Complete with electronic throttle, LED battery maintenance instrumentation, and an electric tilt drive mechanism with 48 volts of wet-cell battery power, it generates up to 2 horsepower to propel an 18-foot pontoon 5 mph.
But Torqeedo’s Cruise series features transom-mount, helm-steered motors ($3,798 for a 2-horsepower Cruise 2.0 RS outboard to $8,499 for a Cruise 10.0L) complete with throttle control and a GPS-based battery-management computer and LED display to report remaining battery power and range at speed. Cruise motors require two 24-volt lithium-ion batteries at $2,599 each.
Powered Up
Lithium-ion batteries are half as heavy as lead-acid batteries and last three times as long. Unlike lead-acid batteries, they deliver full voltage until depleted, keeping the ride snappy. Ultimately, compared to AGM batteries, lithium-ion batteries prove comparably priced per hour of boating. In our tests, we’ve found 16- to 20-foot pontoons can enjoy a silent sunset cruise for hours or give a zippy ride to the sandbar for a day of water fun. And while you may think electrics are all slow-going, we’ve enjoyed some exciting rides and even water-skied behind electric-powered runabouts, and the horsepower to do it with pontoons is definitely available.


The advanced train technology company has inked a strategic partnership agreement with CSIC/711, China’s R&D institute for marine diesel engines.
Cooperation with Finland-headquartered The Switch is expected to help CSIC/711, which operates under the direct jurisdiction of China Shipbuilding Industry Corporation (CSIC), provide power generation and drive train solutions to its clients. Both companies are aiming to advance the Chinese marine industry with electrical drive trains and optimised energy use.
‘We want to show CSIC/711 our commitment to cooperation in practice, not only in words,’ said Carlo Cecchi, Director of Business Development, The Switch. ‘The Switch will support CSIC/711 with a strong technical team and continue building our worldwide service and support network to be close to the shipowner wherever needed. We see that the marine market has interesting potential and want to be a part of that journey with CSIC.’
As Bunkerspot previously reported, in January, The Switch announced it was looking to grow its marine business by 200% over the next five years.

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power

Mexican owner joins slew of companies to recognise benefits of hybrid power
Adopting hybrid propulsion will reduce Seacor Maja’s fuel consumption and emissions
Mexmar, Seacor’s joint venture in Mexico, is to upgrade the vessel Seacor Maya with a hybrid power solution, joining the growing ranks of companies that recognise the fuel-efficiencies and environmental benefits to be obtained from doing so.
Kongsberg has been selected as the single supplier for the delivery, supply and integration of an energy storage system for the vessel with a custom-designed energy control system (ECS). The ship’s existing K-Pos DP-22 dynamic positioning (DP) system and K-Chief 700 IAS automation system will also be upgraded.
The upgraded K-Pos DP-22 system functions include power load monitoring and blackout prevention. The system will display all battery data including capacity and status. The ECS is made possible by combining existing and upgraded K-Pos, K-Chief and K-Thrust functionality. Core components of the system include dynamic load prediction, dynamic inertia control and dynamic hybrid control combined with an automatic start/stop strategy.
This kind of system optimisation enables significant fuel efficiency while also extending battery life, lowering lifetime costs and maximising the investment in hybrid power. The contract includes an option for a second vessel.
“On completion of the upgrade, Seacor Maya will have one of the most advanced powertrain solutions of any vessel,” said Seacor Marine manager of engineering, Tim Clerc. “The hybrid power solution has the potential to significantly reduce operational costs while at the same time provide access to new functionality for improved safety and effectiveness of DP operations.”

Visedo to power breakthrough hybrid ice ferry for Swedish islands

Visedo has won the contract to deliver a hybrid electric propulsion system for a new Swedish ice-going passenger ferry.
The hybrid diesel-electric vessel will be capable of carrying 150 passengers through the often icy waters around the islands of the Stockholm archipelago, off the Swedish capital.
Visedo’s hybrid electric system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as providing quieter operation and less maintenance costs. The ferry will also feature selective catalytic reduction and diesel particulate filters to further reduce its environmental impact.
Stockholm County Council engaged Swedish marine consulting firm Saltech for the design and specification of the ferry, which will be built at the Baltic Workboats shipyard in Estonia. The vessel was expected to be completed to enter service with Waxholmsbolaget, the region’s leading ferry operator, in summer 2018.
Visedo will provide full customer support during the vessel’s design phase, as well as a 24-hour service line and a service engineer on standby. The Finnish manufacturer will also deliver technical management during procurement, construction and delivery of the vessel.
Visedo Marine Business Development Manager Philipp Fedorov said:
“Emissions restrictions encourage shipowners to design and order innovative propulsion for new shipbuilding projects. This vessel will be another example of Visedo’s innovative approach to delivering the market’s leading hybrid and fully electric propulsion for the marine industry.
“Visedo’s compact DC grid propulsion system will reduce fuel consumption and emissions, as well as increasing system redundancy and ensuring safer operation. Battery-ready DC grid electric propulsion also offers significant possibilities for future upgrades and battery installations.”
Source: Visevia 


Norwegian maritime electronics firm Elmarin has selected the lithium ion-based Orca energy storage system for installation on the vessels.
The fishing vessels, which will each be equipped with an energy storage system (ESS) with a capacity of 250 kWh, are slated for delivery in mid-2018.
Halvard Hauso, SVP Business Development of Corvus Energy, commented on the contract award: ‘This project is a good example of how the marine industry is quickly moving towards hybrid power for more cost effective and environmentally friendly operations.’
Lars Eide, head of electric propulsion systems at Elmarin AS, added: ‘In these projects, we had the privilege to work closely with an enthusiastic ship owner who really wanted to make a difference, and together with several other competent partners we designed a complete solution for the vessels that meets all the requirements for this application.
‘The battery system is a very important factor to the whole solution. Thanks to financial support from Enova, the projects will now be realised and we believe they will be a trend setter for this market.’

New vessel design to bring hybrid propulsion to aquaculture industry

New vessel design to bring hybrid propulsion to aquaculture industry
Wärtsilä has won a contract from Norway’s Hav Shipping AS to design the first hybrid-powered processing and transportation vessel for use in the fish farming industry.
According to Wärtsilä, a new, hybrid battery configuration will minimise exhaust emissions from the vessel by absorbing most of the engine’s load fluctuations and vessel load variations. The batteries also power the onboard hybrid propulsion machinery’s PTI/PTO (power take-in/power take-off).
A representative from Wärtsilä told Riviera Maritime Media that the hybrid operation is expected to result in fuel savings of 10-15% and reduced costs in engine maintenance.
“The batteries installed assist the diesel engine with variable loads coming from both sea conditions and onboard power needs, allowing the diesel engines to run on a stable load.”
“The propeller will be assisted with instant torque from the PTI/PTO, to optimise performance. The auxiliary engines will have fewer running hours, as well, due to the batteries’ ability to assist with short-term, additional power needs.”
According to the Wärtsilä representative, the hybrid system functions automatically, once the operation mode and desired speed is chosen from the bridge, calculating the best combination of power generation for propulsion and onboard power requirements.
The innovative setup includes a propulsion remote control system and an electrical and automation system, with a 10-cylinder Wärtsilä 31 main engine and two nine-cylinder auxiliary engines serving as the main power sources onboard the craft. Wärtsilä is also contracted to deliver a two-speed gearbox and a controllable pitch propeller including the HP propeller nozzle, stern tube seals and bearings.
In 2015, Guinness World Records recognised the Wärtsilä 31 engine as the world’s most efficient 4-stroke diesel engine, and the two-speed gearbox enables lower propeller speeds and optimises propulsion efficiency during transit while still using the main engine to power the shaft alternator. The company points to these as factors in lowering fuel costs, both for propulsion and the production of electrical power.
In a statement, Wärtsilä ship design vice president Riku-Pekka Hägg said “The fish farming industry, like other marine industry sectors, is seeking better ship designs and greater efficiencies that reduce overall operating costs and lessen the environmental impact.”
Wärtsilä will provide initial, basic and detailed versions of the design on the bespoke project whose parameters were developed in consultation with Hav Shipping AS. The vessel will be built at the Balenciaga shipyard in Spain and is scheduled for delivery in summer 2018.
Hav Shipping AS is co-owned by Haugland Gruppen and Sekkingstad. Both parent companies are involved in the Norwegian fish farming industry. Haugland Gruppen owns fish farms and Sekkingstad owns fish processing plants.
Once delivered, the hybrid-propulsion vessel will bring fish from Haugland Gruppen’s fish farms in Norway to Sekkingstad’s planned factory in Denmark. The vessel also has the capacity to transport from other fish farms, according to Wärtsilä.

Wightlink reveals name of new hybrid ferry

How Wightlink's new Victoria of Wight ferry will look.

WIGHTLINK'S new £30 million environmentally friendly car ferry will be named Victoria of Wight. 
The name was chosen by a panel of staff who considered 186 suggestions from 73 members of staff. 
Work is well underway on the new ship at the Cemre shipyard in Yalova, Turkey and Victoria of Wight will be officially handed over to Wightlink early in 2018.
It has not yet been decided when she will enter service on the Portsmouth-Fishbourne route.
Victoria of Wight will be a hybrid vessel, powered by batteries as well as low sulphur marine gas oil.
Environmentally friendly features will include the recycling of hot water from the engines to heat the passenger areas and low energy LED lighting.
There will be a Costa Coffee store on board as well as a shop selling Isle of Wight produce. 
Wightlink chief executive Keith Greenfield said: “Victoria was clearly a popular choice among staff. We were very happy to endorse their selection and feel Queen Victoria, as a regular visitor to the Isle of Wight, would have been amused.” 
Five staff members submitted the winning suggestion for the naming. They have all won a trip to the Cemre shipyard to watch the launch of Victoria of Wight later in 2017. 
The new ship is part of a £45 million investment in the route.
via iwcp

Wärtsilä seals first order for HY Hybrid system tug

31 Jul 2017
A typical machinery arrangement including Wartsila HY propulsion systems (Wartsila)_
A typical machinery arrangement including Wartsila HY propulsion systems (Wartsila)_
Technology group Wärtsilä has secured the first order for a tug featuring its recently introduced HY hybrid power module from Italian tug owner Rimorchiatori Riuniti.
The order was signed at Norshipping in Oslo for an 80tbp harbour tug scheduled to enter service at the start of 2019. No detail of design or builder was announced but the interesting aspect is the latest example of the development of green or alternative-fuelled tugs.
A number of drivers are behind the increasing interest in alternative-fuelled tugs, main areas of development involving hybrid and LNG-fuelled systems. All aspects of shiphandling tug design are under pressure lately with increasing operational efficiencies and reducing emissions important considerations and at the same time cramming more horsepower in ever smaller hulls while satisfying stability rules.
Employing new technologies comes at a cost of course and progress has been influenced by factors including financial and variations in fuel oil prices easing running costs for conventionally-fuelled operations. Momentum is growing however with hybrid solutions from big-time technology companies such as Wärtsilä and BAE Systems just two examples now signalling perhaps an air of inevitability that alternative-fuelled tugs will become increasingly common sights at ports worldwide.
Turning to the Wärtsilä HY system itself, the company claims it is ‘the first integrated hybrid power module in the marine industry’ and brings together its experience in both engines, and electrical and automation systems which it states turns a complex system into an innovative single product. The module is designed with flexibility in mind allowing it to be tailored for individual market segments and can be optimised for specific operating profiles via a ‘new generation energy management system’.
As with many flexible marine power systems Wärtsilä HY is offered in a variety of customisable forms. The standard mechanically driven configuration includes: main engine with clutch; PTO/PTI on the gearbox (or in-line shaft generator/motor); energy storage system; DC link and power drives and finally the energy management system. The standard electrically driven configuration includes: generating set; energy storage system; DC link and power drives and energy management system.
Wärtsilä points out that conventional performance control inside vessels’ engine rooms is limited to each individual component. Logic embedded in its HY system is based on response characteristics of its own equipment with subsequent optimising of the flow of energy within the module. A guarantee of best possible behaviour in every operation is claimed, control and performance elevated to a much higher level.
The hybrid power module is custom-designed for different segments determined by the specific operational profile of the tug. The engine management system is at the heart of the module and algorithms embedded within enable a variety of smart features. Smokeless operation from synergies between energy storage systems and the engines themselves will be relevant for operations in built-up areas.
The same energy storage principle avoids cold system start-ups meaning instant vessel readiness. The module is able to react instantly to fast and wide changes in power demand with the advantage of automatic power back-up via built-in redundancy of the power sources. The basic principle of operation with Wärtsilä’s hybrid propulsion is broadly similar in principle to others: at low loads power is supplied exclusively by the energy storage system until it reaches a pre-set minimum state of charge whereby conventional machinery automatically activates to power the ship and recharge the energy storage system. A range of combinations are available depending on the basics of supply and demand. Load fluctuations are absorbed by the energy storage systems (peak-shaving) allowing more stable and efficient operation of the main engines.
As mentioned previously, owners and operators will be looking at the bottom line of such investment weighed against the wins of improved efficiencies and more environmentally-friendly operations and Wärtsilä are not alone in promoting such technologies. Its approach of employing a modular system allows for adjustment and project-tailored fine tuning during the tug’s lifetime and from a single supplier.
via Peter Barker MariTimejournal

Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market 2017 CAGR 7.25% by 2021

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Global Hybrid Electric Marine Propulsion Engine Market - Size, Projections, Drivers, Trends, Vendors, and Analysis Through 2021

LONDON--()--The global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% over the forecast period, according to Technavio’s latest report.
Global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is projected to grow at a CAGR of more than 7% until 2021.
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In this report, Technavio covers the market outlook and growth prospects of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market for 2017-2021. Based on the end-users, the market is divided into commercial ship and leisure ship segments.
The health and dynamics of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market are significantly influenced by its performance and growth. Large commercial ships are gradually moving onto the use and adoption of hybrid-electric technology, which is more energy efficient and environment-friendly as compared with diesel propulsion engines.
Technavio’s research study segments the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market into the following regions:
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Hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in APAC
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Countries in APAC, such as China, South Korea, and Japan, account for a greater concentration in the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market. The revenue share of these countries account for nearly 88% of the total market earnings in APAC and more than 60% of the global earnings,” says Gaurav Mohindru, a lead analyst at Technavio for engineering tools research.
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EMEA accounted for over 24% of the global hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market in 2016, becoming the second largest segment of the market. Europe leads the market in EMEA, with Germany being a pioneer in shipbuilding.
However, the European shipbuilders are slowly losing their market share to Asian shipyards. Hence, engine manufacturers based in Europe should implement strategies to start supplying engines to the dominant shipbuilding industry in APAC to regain its lost market share.
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In the Americas, the hybrid electric marine propulsion engine market is highly reliant on the US, with Brazil showing considerable potential as an emerging market. The shipbuilding industry in the US includes the building of naval vessels for the US Navy and commercial US-flagged ships, including those built under the Jones Act.
Brazil is a key nation where the investment in shipbuilding has increased substantially in the past years. Chile and Colombia are also potential markets in the region. These regions are likely to improve with the improvement of their port infrastructure and links between the terminals,” says Gaurav.
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Glosten Completes Design of New Passenger Vessel for Kitsap Transit

Glosten announces the completion of a passenger-only hybrid ferry design for Kitsap Transit, a public transportation agency based in Bremerton, Washington.

SEATTLE, WA, June 26, 2017 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Glosten, a Seattle-based naval architecture and marine engineering consultancy, announces the completion of a 150-passenger-only hybrid ferry design for Kitsap Transit, a public transportation agency based in Bremerton, Washington.
"Glosten has designed a modern and efficient passenger vessel that will meet the demands of our riders," said Kitsap Transit Executive Director John Clauson. "As a public agency, at the end of the day, it's all about the people. We are confident that this new addition to our fleet will serve the people of the Puget Sound region for many years to come."
The Glosten team worked closely with Kitsap Transit to create a ferry customized for Sinclair Inlet, but flexible enough to meet future needs. Passenger comforts were of particular importance to this design and include a variety of passenger spaces with lots of natural light, a unique ADA-accessible bow, and a spacious passenger cabin and sun deck.
This vessel features an efficient aluminum catamaran hull, ADA access throughout the main deck, and two BAE HybriDrive propulsion systems driving fixed pitch propellers.
Glosten Project Manager and Design Lead William Moon, PE commented on the propulsion system of the 70' vessel. "Outfitted with a battery-diesel hybrid propulsion system, the vessel will operate like a Prius - no more diesel exhaust and noise while passengers load and unload."
This new hybrid electric passenger ferry is the first in Puget Sound, and will be constructed at Bellingham-based All American Marine. It is expected to carry over 350,000 passengers annually.
Glosten, a Seattle-based engineering consultancy founded in 1958, is recognized throughout the marine industry for providing innovative solutions to clients' challenging problems, integrating advanced analysis with practical, experience-based design. Glosten expertise includes Naval Architecture, Ocean Engineering & Analysis, Marine Engineering, Electrical Engineering, and Detail/Production Design. Glosten is the parent company to Noise Control Engineering, LLC, a premier acoustical and structural engineering consultancy specializing in noise and vibration measurement and control for marine, industrial, commercial, and military applications.
Kitsap Transit, a Public Transportation Benefit Area Authority owned by the citizens of Kitsap County, provides public transportation services by way of vanpool, routed bus, and foot ferry. Kitsap Transit leads the delivery of a quality, coordinated, and sustainable transportation network to serve the changing needs of its residents.

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