Robert Kelman

  • The Company:
    With about 82 employees, Robert Allan Ltd. is Canada’s most senior consulting Naval Architectural firm, established in Vancouver, B.C. in 1930. The company has earned an international reputation for innovative, successful designs for a wide range of ships and has been a leader in creating cost-efficient vessels for service in the marine transportation industry. 

    Primary Product / Service:

    Ship Design Robert Allan Ltd. has an experienced, professional staff of Naval Architects and Engineers capable of handling any type of ship design, but the company is best known for tackling the innovative and unusual design problem. Starting by working with our clients to develop a clearly defined statement of operational requirements, design drawings and specifications are prepared to suit the client’s specific vessel and construction requirements and budget. The scope of services can range from concept outlines, through complete design documentation for contract bidding and Classification Society approval, to construction working drawings. Use of the latest in CAD facilities expedites and improves the accuracy of every aspect of the ship design process. Marine Engineering analysis services are offered in a wide range of subjects, as well. Robert Allan Ltd. offers professional consulting services in a wide range of marine engineering topics. Fully qualified, experienced staff is supported by a network of professional associates in specialized disciplines, and by extensive in-house computing facilities. Marine Engineering analysis services are offered in a wide range of subjects, as well.

    Recent Highlights / Deliveries / Contracts:

    Robert Allan Ltd. and Sanmar have introduced the new VectRA series of Voith tractor tugs. The new and innovative VectRA 3000 Class Tug is a high performance VSP Tractor tug designed by Robert Allan Ltd in close collaboration with Turkish ship builder Sanmar and Voith Turbo Propulsion. Performance has been verified with extensive model tests at the commencement of the design cycle. The unique propulsion arrangement features high speed diesel engines connected to the Voith units via reduction gearboxes with integral clutches. With a bollard pull of 70 tonnes, the VectRA 3000 form can generate escort steering forces in excess of 100 tonnes. In early 2015, Robert Allan was awarded a contract to provide 4 customized versions of its distinctive RAzer series designs of ASD tugboats to the Indonesia Port Corporation, PT Pelabuhan Indonesia III (Persero), commonly known as Pelindo III. While Robert Allan Ltd. had long been very active in the Asian market, these designs were its first specifically designed for an Indonesian client in one of the largest tugboat markets in the world.

    The Case:

    Robert Allan Ltd. is a world leader in innovative Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, with a particular focus on the Tug and fireboat sectors. Robert Allan Ltd. has won many awards for their design work from a variety of publications.

     
    230-1639 West 2nd Avenue
    Vancouver, British Columbia
    Canada V6J1H3
    Telephone: (604) 736-9466
    E-mail: ral@ral.ca
    Website: www.ral.ca
    CEO/President: Mike Fitzpatrick


    (As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)
  • American Waterways Shipyard Conference met recently in New Orleans, La., and unanimously elected officers for the coming year. Elected were: chairman—Robert W. Greene, president and chief executive officer, Jeffboat, Inc., Jeffersonville, Ind., and vice chairman—Neal S. Platzer, president, Platzer

  • Prominent on this year's prestigous MarineNews MN100 list is Robert Allan Ltd.  Robert Allan Ltd. is a recognized world leader in innovative Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering with a particular focus on harbor and seagoing tugs, shallow draft towing vessels and fireboats for major world ports. Robert

  • As the 90th anniversary of Robert Allan Ltd. approaches it is quite timely to address the development of Robert Allan’s designs as the years passed by and technology changed.When the first Robert Allan came out to Canada at the end of the First War he was a trained naval architect experienced in the

  • , BC V6J 1H3, Canada Tel: (604) 736-9566    Email: info@ral.ca Website: www.ral.ca President: Ken Harford Executive Chairman of the Board: Robert G. Allan The Company: Robert Allan Ltd. is Canada’s oldest private consulting Naval Architectural firm. Established in Vancouver in 1930, the company

  • of shallow-draft bulk shipping systems. Consultation by the naval architect with Soros Associates, Det norske Veritas, Maritime Overseas Corporation, Robert Nathan Associates, and Robert W. and Robert C. Morrell is contemplated

  • the new aluminum crewboat Khulood to Mutawa Marine of Abu Dhabi, for service in the offshore oil industry in the Arabian Gulf. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd., Naval Architects of Vancouver, the new vessel is the first newbuilding in welded aluminium built by Dubai Drydocks, and represents

  • Michael Wager has been elected president and chief operating officer of the Robert H. Wager Co., Inc., Chatham, N.J., manufacturer of marine valves and smoke pollution control equipment. By action of the board of directors, Robert H. Wager Jr., president of the Wager Company since 1958, now assumes

  • and officer-in-charge, Abstech, N.Y. Budget and Endowments Committee — William C. Freeman, consultant, Tiverton, R.I. Dinner-Dance Committee — Robert J. Bazzini, regional manager, Transamerica Delaval, Inc., N.Y. Education Committee — William E. Zimmie, president, Zimmite Corporation, Cleveland

  • ordered delivery of a 2,560-bhp ship-berthing tug from J.M. Martinac Shipbuilding Corporation of Tacoma, Wash. The new tug, designed by Robert Allan Ltd. of Vancouver, B.C., Canada, is scheduled for completion in September 1989, and will be put into service docking ships in the Port of Honolul

  • Robert T. Young, president of The Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers, a professional/ technical organization for members of the marine industry, has announced the following committee chairmen for 1977: Committee on Applications — chairman, Dr. William R. Porter, vice president and

  • and themes that will capture the essence of the each vessel's itinerary and passenger base. MR/EN spoke with two generations of the Tillbergs — founder Robert — and son Tomas — to discuss their philosophies, ideas and creations for a business that is expediently working to meet the cruise industry's newbuild

  • MR Nov-19#79  Fire-Floats 
for Bangladesh
Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 79

    V VESSELS 45m Cat for AZAM 18 Meter Fire-Floats for Bangladesh Robert Allan Ltd. has delivered a design of two unique ? re-? oats to Khulna Shipyard Ltd. in Bangladesh. The boats will measure 18.9 m x 5.3 m with a special hard chine semi-displacement hull designed for river service and ? tted with

  • MR Nov-19#46  not have  Vice Commandant Adm. Robert Ray,  and gas development)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 46

    Guard nation in key strategic areas, such as oil The Coast Guard’s icebreaking ? eet capable ? eet but currently does not have Vice Commandant Adm. Robert Ray, and gas development, ports, railways, is in a precarious predicament. To say the capability or capacity to assure ac- speaking at the American

  • MR Nov-19#24  of Transporta- Researcher Robert Collier and a team  Workforce)
    November 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 24

    writ- focus at an October forum in California. be scary.” companies have specialized equipment ten for the NJ Department of Transporta- Researcher Robert Collier and a team Workforce development is another is- and assets requiring years of training. tion. It lists 5 priority ports: from the UC Berkeley

  • MN Nov-19#98  its Technical Solutions divi-
Robert Gage, P. Eng.
Robert Allan)
    November 2019 - Marine News page: 98

    . Participating in the nuclear and environmental services Engineers in Motion – ceremonial ribbon-cutting were Glen within its Technical Solutions divi- Robert Gage, P. Eng. Robert Allan Ltd. announced that East, superintendent of Gulfport School sion. Before joining HII, Griebenow District; Ciara Coleman

  • MN Nov-19#93  well in excess of 40 knots. 
Robert Allan Designs New Pusher)
    November 2019 - Marine News page: 93

    coupled with Hamilton water jets, the vessel will reach tion, and a multiyear co-production agreement with the speeds well in excess of 40 knots. Robert Allan Designs New Pusher Tug for Brazil Two modern pusher tugs for Hidrovias do Brasil S.A., have begun operation in Brazil, to a customized design

  • MN Nov-19#78  and marine engineers Robert Allan Ltd in col- streams)
    November 2019 - Marine News page: 78

    , encrypt- currently under development by Vancouver-based naval ing, storing, sharing and leveraging all-important data architects and marine engineers Robert Allan Ltd in col- streams from numerous different sources, all the while laboration with Kongsberg Maritime. The thinking be- balancing transparency

  • MN Nov-19#44 PROPULSION
Robert Allan Ltd. and MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH)
    November 2019 - Marine News page: 44

    PROPULSION Robert Allan Ltd. and MTU Friedrichshafen GmbH recognized these new market opportunities, took action, and developed the ? rst natural gas fuelled shallow draft pushboat design – the RApide 2800-G pushboat. king’s new LifeCraft in

  • MN Nov-19#8  TSMS & AWO-RCP Lead Auditor 
Robert Day, Head of Offshore)
    November 2019 - Marine News page: 8

    and supporting operations in both the Arctic and the waters of Alaska. Richard Paine is a licensed mariner, certi? ed TSMS & AWO-RCP Lead Auditor Robert Day, Head of Offshore at Ves- and DPA with over 20 years of maritime selsValue, is responsible for overseeing and auditing experience ranging from

  • MN Nov-19#4  2018 and 2019
Web Editor
By Robert Day
Eric Haun • haun@marinelink)
    November 2019 - Marine News page: 4

    .com Editor 10 BY THE NUMBERS Joseph Keefe • keefe@marinelink.com US Offshore Support Vessel Tel: 704-661-8475 Analysis: 2018 and 2019 Web Editor By Robert Day Eric Haun • haun@marinelink.com Contributing Writers 66 TECH FILE Lawrence R. DeMarcay, III • Tom Ewing • Rick Eyerdam Joe Hudspeth • Randy O’Neill

  • MR Oct-19#65  owner to provide speci?  c 
Robert Allan Ltd. C.D. White)
    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 65

    tugs A RAL RApport 2400 Z-Drive Ship- were customized by the designer, the handling Tug design was provided by builder and owner to provide speci? c Robert Allan Ltd. C.D. White is cur- operational features including 63+ ton rently under construction at Eastern’s bollard pull, enhanced maneuverabil- Allanton

  • MR Oct-19#53  companies. Concurrently, Robert 
Allan Ltd began working)
    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 53

    Canadian Arctic heated up. Ice class vessels were in demand and unique designs appeared on the drawing boards of many Vancouver companies. Concurrently, Robert Allan Ltd began working for Singapore shipyards and owners designing unique vessels for the offshore industry in Asia. Then computers arrived and

  • MR Oct-19#52  Webb is Senior Vice President, Robert Allan Ltd. He has more)
    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 52

    HISTORY DESIGN EVOLUTION Roland (Rollie) H. Webb is Senior Vice President, Robert Allan Ltd. He has more than 40 years of experience in marine engineer- ing and shipyard experience, starting out in ship operations as a Marine Engineer at sea, followed by 32 years of shipyard experience in Canada and the US

  • MR Oct-19#48  Drawing 
by her designer, Robert 
Fulton, November 1813)
    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 48

    HISTORY DESIGN EVOLUTION Steam Battery “Demolo- gos” (1814) Drawing by her designer, Robert Fulton, November 1813, showing the ship’s general arrangement. Credit: U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph. 48 Maritime Reporter & Engineering News • OCTOBER 2019 MR #10 (42-49).indd 48

  • MR Oct-19#46  amazing  ing place offshore, Robert Fulton was  What is less)
    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 46

    rowing race was tak- the Civil War half a century later. 100th anniversary issue. (Maybe I will Great Chase and it tells this amazing ing place offshore, Robert Fulton was What is less well known is that during still write an occasional column at that story of the US Frigate running his steamboat the War

  • MR Oct-19#4  Webb is Senior Vice President, Robert Allan 
Business Publications)
    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 4

    distinguished professor at Maritime Webb College, recipient of the Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Roland (Rollie) H. Webb is Senior Vice President, Robert Allan Business Publications Audit Teaching, Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, Ltd. He has more than 40 years of experience in

  • MR Oct-19#1  
design services since
1930
ROBERT ALLAN
www.ral.ca
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    October 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 1

    providing professional design services since 1930 ROBERT ALLAN www.ral.ca MR #10 (1-9).indd 1 9/30/2019 8:50:31 AM

  • MN Oct-19#49  ?  re-?  ghting vessel in the Robert Allan Ltd.  gives precise)
    October 2019 - Marine News page: 49

    is critical to managing these threats. A new 16 me- to harm people or marine life. The twin jet arrangement ter uncrewed ? re-? ghting vessel in the Robert Allan Ltd. gives precise steering control and side-stepping capability. RALamander series is designed to attack ? res quickly & For those responsible

  • MN Mar-19#52  lat-
est Z-Tech incorporates Robert Allan Ltd.’s unique RAstar)
    March 2019 - Marine News page: 52

    , Texas. The Z-Tech 30-80 tug Mark E. Kuebler evolved from the pre- vious design for the same owner. A main feature of this lat- est Z-Tech incorporates Robert Allan Ltd.’s unique RAstar series sponsoned hull form into the existing Z-Tech design. Computer simulations conducted by RAL’s in house CFD team

  • MN Mar-19#50  projects that moved truck, 
Robert Kunkel is President of)
    March 2019 - Marine News page: 50

    interest peaked when the existing Marine High- it will soon reach far beyond coastal applications. way legislation designating projects that moved truck, Robert Kunkel is President of Alternative trailer or ISO container was modifed in 2016 to include Marine Technologies. He previously served pallet, box

  • MN Mar-19#48  explode
All Images: courtesy Robert Kunkel
Hybrid is not only)
    March 2019 - Marine News page: 48

    HYBRID PROPULSION Marine Hybrid quietly arrives … Marine Hybrid quietly arrives … positioned to explodepositioned to explode All Images: courtesy Robert Kunkel Hybrid is not only here, it is growing, and with that growth it will soon reach far beyond coastal applications. By Robert Kunkel or those

  • MN Mar-19#8  (FMEA, RCM), and condition/ Robert Kunkel, President of 
performan)
    March 2019 - Marine News page: 8

    operations Reach him at pat@tugandbarge- and maintenance, systems de- solutions.com signs, risk and reliability analy- sis (FMEA, RCM), and condition/ Robert Kunkel, President of performance monitoring. He Alternative Marine Technologies, served in the U.S. Navy as a previously served as the Federal

  • MN Mar-19#2 , Safety & Small Operators 
By Robert Kunkel
March 2019
2  M)
    March 2019 - Marine News page: 2

    10% enforcement; 90% outreach growth it will soon reach far beyond coastal applications. Inland Outlook SubM, Safety & Small Operators By Robert Kunkel March 2019 2 M

  • MR Sep-19#48  be placed at the ship front, 
Robert Allan Ltd. and MTU Friedrichsha)
    September 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 48

    the hold. The ships will be hatch coverless, which will allow for navigation with the hatch cover open, and the bridge will be placed at the ship front, Robert Allan Ltd. and MTU Friedrichshafen tem and an integrated ship monitoring, LNG control enabling the loading of tall and large cargo without GmbH

  • MT Jul-19#53  full function-
President/CEO: Robert Jechart
erating costs)
    July 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 53

    at Irvine, CA all times during and after the test have for reliable thrusters and decreased op- shown that they maintain full function- President/CEO: Robert Jechart erating costs, the solution was to con- No. of Employees: 14 struct a new product line of electrical ality and unaffected performance. The