Art Anderson Associates provided Housing Kitsap (formerly the Kitsap Consolidated Housing Authority) construction management services for this $25 million, multi-agency government facility. Services included owner's site representation, assistance negotiating change order pricing, coordination with City Public Works division and local utility companies, frequent KCCHA management updates on potential construction cost impacts to the project budget and schedule monitoring/management. We served as the primary interface with all government tenants, including Congressman Norm Dicks, the City of Bremerton, Kitsap County Health District, Kitsap County Offices, and the Bremerton Housing Authority for design and construction of tenant improvements in a cost-effective and timely manner. The project was completed in 2004.
Art Anderson Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for the reactivation of the NOAA Ship FAIRWEATHER. Originally commissioned with NOAA in 1968, the ship was deactivated in 1989, but a critical backlog of surveys for nautical charts in Alaska was a motivating factor to reactivate the ship in 2004.
Our scope of services for the reactivation included many intricate tasks. We prepared specification and installation drawings, to provide and install a suitable machinery monitoring and control system for an automated engine room. The system includes additional monitoring points for bilge alarms at all tank top locations throughout the ship, refrigerator and freezer alarms, chill water drain tank, and bow thruster critical points. We provided specification and installation drawings to provide and install a suitable fire alarm and detection system (FADS) in compliance with 46CFR 160.002, similar to that currently installed on the NOAA Ship Rainier.
Art Anderson Associates also successfully developed the fantail arrangement and foundation drawings. This task involved the integration of the foundation for the Conductivity, Temperature and Depth Instrument (CTD). The CTD is connected to the ship by means of a conducting cable and data are sent electronically through this cable, in real-time, to the scientists on the ship. We prepared installation drawings for the high speed high resolution (HSHR) winches and the installation of new fairlead padeyes. The fantail not only meets American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) standards for fantail arrangements, but also added improved mission capability to the vessel.
One of the most intricate tasks was preparing the specification and installation drawings for the installation of two steam boilers and the conversion of the existing hot water heating system to steam. This included sizing the boilers for the expected load for all consumers, including the new evaporators.
We also provided specs and drawings for the incinerator installation; evaporator installation, boat davit installation, food service modifications, living accommodation modifications, pilothouse modifications, elevator conversions, and greywater drain modifications.
The FAIRWEATHER is outfitted primarily for hydrographic survey missions, but is capable of many other functions that support various NOAA missions. She is equipped with multi-beam survey systems; high-speed, high-resolution side-scan sonar; position and orientation systems, hydrographic survey launches, and an on-board data-processing server. Increased mission space and deck machinery enable Fairweather to be tasked with anything from buoy operations to fisheries research cruises.
Kitsap Transit is a public transit agency operating a fleet of passenger ferries serving routes between Bremerton, Port Orchard and Annapolis. Following the successful modification of the fleet's ferry ADMIRAL PETE, the agency began investigating options for design and construction of a sister ship. One of the goals for the sister ship design is to integrate "green" technology to reduce operational costs and environmental impact. As the naval architect for the ADMIRAL PETE project, and a firm with a long history of service to the agency, Kitsap Transit contracted with Art Anderson Associates to perform a feasibility study to begin development of the sister ship design.
The scope of work for Art Anderson Associates included development of design requirements and an operating profile for the planned vessel, including weather, speed, passenger capacity and other related factors. Candidate propulsion plants were identified and compared in the areas of cost, weight and fuel consumption. Technologies for reduction of cabin HVAC loads were investigated, including efficient insulation and waste heat recovery systems. The study also investigated application of alternative power technologies, assessing the pros and cons of various systems for use on the new sister ship. The report was compiled and presented to the Passenger Only Subcommittee of the agency's Board of Directors, and forms the basis for future work to develop the sister ship design.
Art Anderson Associates served as a subconsultant to Nelson-Nygaard Consulting Associates for this project to develop a comprehensive passenger-only ferry strategy for the central Puget Sound region in Washington State. The project sponsor, the Puget Sound Regional Council, is the designated metropolitan planning organization for the region, and is incorporating the study's results into its future planning efforts.
Our role on the project was to serve as the passenger ferry system expert, providing input regarding vessels, terminals, operations and governance. 14 existing and potential ferry routes were identified as needing in-depth analysis. Based on modeling assumptions provided by the client, AAA developed comprehensive operational profiles for each of the candidate routes. These profiles included a detailed cost analysis for capital and operating expenses, draft schedules designed to meet passenger demand and analysis of potential terminal locations. Other work included conducting a worldwide peer assessment designed to share industry best practices, analyzing environmental impacts and intermodal connectivity, and supporting the consultant team and client's questions with expert ferry system knowledge.
For more information, including access to project documents, visit the project's page on the PSRC website.
Art Anderson Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for the conversion of the Ex-USNS AGATE PASS (YTT-12), a former torpedo test craft, into a NOAA research vessel. The converted vessel, now named the NANCY FOSTER, was outfitted to conduct coastal research along the US Atlantic and Gulf coasts. Our services were performed as a series of conversion tasks under our IDIQ contract with NOAA for naval architecture and marine engineering services. These tasks include engineering design for:
NANCY FOSTER's mission includes the characterization of various habitats in NOAA's National Marine Sanctuaries, pollution assessments and studies to improve understanding of the connection between marine habitats and estuaries. These missions support scientific data collection through bottom fish trawling, sediment sampling, side-scan sonar and multi-beam surveying, sub-bottom profiling, core sampling, diving with air and NITROX, ROV operations, and servicing oceanographic/atmospheric surface and subsurface buoys. The vessel employs state-of-the-art navigation and propulsion systems that result in high quality and efficient data collection.
Art Anderson Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for in the conversion of the ex-USNS INDOMITABLE (T-AGOS-7) into a multidisciplinary ocean-going research vessel. The converted vessel, now the MCARTHUR II, conducts oceanographic research and assessments, throughout the eastern Pacific, including the U.S. West Coast, Central and South America.
Our tasking included providing designs for this conversion to match that of the MCARTHUR II's sister ship, the HI'IALAKAI. Conversion work items included the installation of a new mission deck above the main deck aft; extension of the forecastle deck; installation of a new A-frame, J-frame, knuckle boom deck crane, oceanographic winch, central hydraulic system with a new hydraulic power unit, Miranda work boat davit, and new anti-roll dump tank; relocation of the existing hydrographic winch; removal of various structures, including the raised winch control station house, and equipment incidental to the installations.
To save cost and provide commonality, the fleet drawings from previous conversions of were modified, based on an extensive shipcheck, to suit the MCARTHUR II. In addition to drawing development, purchase specifications were prepared for the oceanographic winch, hydraulic power unit and Miranda davit. Throughout the project, close liaison was maintained with NOAA's technical personnel to ensure timely transfer of needed information and resolution of problems. By ensuring that all of NOAA's requests for this project were discussed and resolved at our corporate internal resource meetings, we were able to allocate the necessary resources and time without delay in either schedule or increase in fiscal charges.
Under a Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) contract with the US Navy, Art Anderson Associates is designing the next generation of multi-mission-capable aluminum amphibious craft employing an innovative hybrid-electric propulsion system. The vessel, designed to replace the existing LARC-V (Lighter, Amphibious Resupply, Cargo, 5-Ton) auxiliary amphibious craft, achieves the design goals outlined in the original SBIR topic, including a road-legal status, water speed of 20-plus knots, road speed of 45-plus miles per hour, one-short-ton cargo capacity, and off-road capability to exit an unimproved beach.
In Phase I, AAA completed a preliminary analysis and concept design. The current Phase II effort has included detailed planning, hull form development through tank model construction and testing, preliminary full scale design and analysis, aluminum hull structure design and optimization, and specifications development. Achieving this effort has involved naval architectural and structural, mechanical, and electrical design; cost estimating; technical analysis and study; and coordination of efforts with subcontractors responsible for construction of the prototype.
Art Anderson Associates provided naval architecture and marine engineering services for Oak Management in the conversion of the ex-USNS CAPABLE (T-AGOS-16) to an ocean-going research vessel for the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), dubbed the OKEANOS EXPLORER. The converted vessel was classed as an ice-strengthened Survey Vessel by the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). It is the only US ship assigned to systematically explore our largely unknown ocean for the purpose of discovery and the advancement of knowledge.
Our initial tasking on this project was based on our extensive knowledge and expertise with the NOAA fleet. We prepared a detailed feasibility study of the ex-CAPABLE, working with NOAA to determine how the converted vessel would be outfitted and successfully fulfill its mission requirements. We were then tasked with follow-on work to provide the naval architecture and marine engineering services necessary to execute the conversion.
Our scope of work for the conversion included the engineering design and calculations for renovation of mission spaces, including new equipment foundations, lighting system modifications, electrical system modifications, new laboratory arrangements and fabrication of a new ROV control room console; design of new machinery foundations for the general purpose winch; fabrication and installation of a new J-Frame; electrical and piping modifications for the waste water holding tank; modifications to the ROV handling platform and track; and the addition of new scientific equipment to the main mast. Additional work involved naval architecture services to update post-conversion intact and damage stability data.