BHGI to design manned barge to transport rockets

(BRISTOL, Rhode Island) – Bristol Harbor Group Inc. (BHGI) was recently selected by United Launch Alliance (ULA) to design a river and oceangoing manned roll-on/roll-off barge for the transportation of its Vulcan Centaur rockets.

The barge will be supported by an operations and cargo monitoring crew. In support of ULA’s competitive solicitation for ship fabrication this summer, BHGI will also aid in the bidding process for prospective shipyards including answering any bidder questions, reviewing shipyard proposals and providing construction oversight.

BHGI brings experience gained from design work on the Pegasus for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers. BHGI was tasked to design the structure of the Pegasus hull for transport and load on/off of new structural test assemblies and the core stage for NASA’s new Space Launch System.

– Bristol Harbor Group Inc.

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By Rich Miller