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

  • , 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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 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 A. Banck has been named president of TANO Marine Systems, Inc., New Orleans, La., which designs and builds computerbased electronic systems for industrial and defense applications. The appointment was announced by James J. Reiss Jr., president of TANO Corporation, parent company of TANO

  • L'Enfant Plaza Hotel. Mr. Kelly has been a NOIA director since 1983, and has served as NOIA's vice chairman since April 1987. The board also elected Robert E. Howson, president and COO of McDermott International Inc., New Orleans, La., to replace Mr. Kelly as vice chairman. Other officers reelected for

  • MR Jun-19#38 2019
BY ROBERT DAY, HEAD OF OFFSHORE, VESSELS VALUE
NEWBUILD)
    June 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 38

    2019 BY ROBERT DAY, HEAD OF OFFSHORE, VESSELS VALUE NEWBUILD moved into full swing and we saw the THE RIG MARKET DEMOLITION Unsurprisingly, across the offshore market ? ooded with distressed ton- In the rig sector, Borr Drilling has Tidewater continues to set the stan- sectors, newbuild orders have

  • MN May-19#54 ?  cers
Revoir
Crowley Leaders 
Roberts Harrison Goranovic Hill)
    May 2019 - Marine News page: 54

    PEOPLE & COMPANY NEWS Duluth Seaway Port Authority Elects New Of? cers Revoir Crowley Leaders Roberts Harrison Goranovic Hill Kindred nearly 30 years. Since 1991, Roberts ISA Selects Ron Kindred to has represented Crowley on major is- Fill District 9 Vacancy sues affecting the industry, including

  • MN May-19#53  of  nounced that Michael Roberts will 
headlined the Massachuse)
    May 2019 - Marine News page: 53

    in 1998, and during Crowley Maritime Corporation an- IRI’s William Gallagher in April his ? rst eight years, held a variety of nounced that Michael Roberts will headlined the Massachusetts Mari- positions within the Company, and as be returning to Washington, D.C., time Academy’s annual presentation

  • MN Apr-19#54  programs.     two years. Robert Glick of Chicago,  facility)
    April 2019 - Marine News page: 54

    in the development of its stan- Lake Michigan for at least the past al Shark Croatia” is a new engineering dards and education programs. two years. Robert Glick of Chicago, facility recently opened in the city of owner of the 35-foot boats Allora Rijeka on Croatia’s northern Adriatic NOAA Appoints

  • MN Apr-19#51  
Vancouver Harbor. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, these 
two)
    April 2019 - Marine News page: 51

    VESSELS RAstar 3200 Tugs Dazzle at Blessing Ceremony (SST Canada) were the toasts of a blessing ceremony in Vancouver Harbor. Designed by Robert Allan Ltd, these two signi? cant additions to the ? eet were showcased at a February blessing event in Vancouver. The tugs are notable for their responsive

  • MN Apr-19#46  Marion C. Bouchard
B. No. 285 Robert J. Bouchard B. No. 205)
    April 2019 - Marine News page: 46

    B. No. 250 Evening Star B. No. 280 Ellen S. Bouchard B. No. 252 Evening Breeze B. No. 282 Denise A. Bouchard B. No. 265 Marion C. Bouchard B. No. 285 Robert J. Bouchard B. No. 205 Linda Lee Bouchard B. No. 295 Bouchard Girls B. No. 210 Morton S. Bouchard Jr. B. No. 215 Brendan J. Bouchard B. No. 220 Frederick

  • MT Mar-19#20  Coral Habitats”, by J.M. Roberts, 
A. Wheeler, A. Freiwald)
    March 2019 - Marine Technology Reporter page: 20

    . Original photograph courtesy of Lundin Britain Ltd. Reproduced from “Cold-Water Cor- als: The Biology and Geology of Deep- Sea Coral Habitats”, by J.M. Roberts, A. Wheeler, A. Freiwald, and S. Cairns, Cambridge University Press, 2009. Image: Insite March 2019 20 MTR MTR #2 (18-33).indd 20 3/11/2019

  • MR Feb-19#45  E. Kuebler was designed by Robert Allan 
and built at Gulf)
    February 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 45

    Design for Shaver Tugboat Overhaul for Bouchard Barge nal/Escort Tug to Bay Houston Towing Company. The M/V Mark E. Kuebler was designed by Robert Allan and built at Gulf Island’s, Jennings, LA facilities. The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of Bay Houston Towing Company. Gulf

  • MR Feb-19#30  Ytterberg
Drone Pilot: Robert Nyström
BC Ferries passing)
    February 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 30

    Best Stena Lines RoPax vessel Stena Germanica. Route: Gothenburg - Kiel. Photo Courtesy Stena Line. Photographer: Ann-Charlotte Ytterberg Drone Pilot: Robert Nyström BC Ferries passing. Photo Courtesy BC Ferries Viking Gabriella BC Ferries runs between Helsinki, Finland and Stockholm, Sweden. Photo: Viking

  • MR Feb-19#21  four years ago. 
His father, Robert, founded Tillberg design)
    February 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 21

    said Tillberg, 74, of his second wife. Married the frst time for 43 years, the mother of his two children passed away about four years ago. His father, Robert, founded Tillberg design, but the second generation doesn’t foresee a third at the helm. With two capable partners, Carlos Reyes and Nedgé Louis-Jacques

  • MN Feb-19#51  E. Kuebler was designed by Robert Allan 
and built at Gulf)
    February 2019 - Marine News page: 51

    has deliv- ered the M/V Mark E. Kuebler, a Z-Tech 30-80 Termi- nal/Escort Tug to Bay Houston Towing Company. The M/V Mark E. Kuebler was designed by Robert Allan and built at Gulf Island’s, Jennings, LA facilities. The vessel will be operated by G &H Towing on behalf of Bay Houston Towing Company. Gulf

  • MN Feb-19#37  Steamship to name just a few. 
Robert Rebori, Scienco/FAST President)
    February 2019 - Marine News page: 37

    , US Corps of Engineers, USCG, US Navy including two Aircraft Carriers, the Canadian Royal Navy and Coast Guard, American Steamship to name just a few. Robert Rebori, Scienco/FAST President, explains it best, saying, “It all started in 1969, when St. Louis Ship Building Co. occupied the same ground on which

  • MR Jan-19#37  waiting on. We are    said Robert Socha. “We have two vessels)
    January 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 37

    said tech autonomous vessel at MACC. were awarded APL Barrcks program (barge) for USN,” Dudley. “A lot of bids out that we’re waiting on. We are said Robert Socha. “We have two vessels with options a one-stop-shop, with a repair facility, full fabrication North River Boats of $244 million.” A highlight

  • MR Jan-19#35  and Adri-
atic,” said Robert Clifford, Chairman of)
    January 2019 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 35

    the world, operating also under construction. a variety of high speed ship services MV WERFTEN: New throughout the Mediterranean and Adri- atic,” said Robert Clifford, Chairman of Shipbuilding Hall Complex Australian shipbuilder Incat Tasmania. An advanced Pemamek welding For Virtu Ferries this new

  • MR Dec-18#47  power each. The vessel is a Robert Al-
ters. Sheldon was)
    December 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 47

    includes two powerful tugboats having ciary services provider AMICORP the Davis and Ogden Applied Technology Cen- 70 TbP power each. The vessel is a Robert Al- ters. Sheldon was a Quality Assurance Manager lan’s RAmparts 2500-SD Tugboat designed and Metal Shark Completes Passenger Ferries at various

  • MR Nov-18#96  signi?  cant 
signed by Robert Allan Ltd. for Port of)
    November 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 96

    will provide new hybrid-powered icebreaking escort tug de- tion aids service duties. operational ? exibility that will produce signi? cant signed by Robert Allan Ltd. for Port of Luleå, Swe- This 36-m tug with a hull structure that exceeds fuel, emissions and maintenance savings. den. Vilja is a RAL

  • MR Nov-18#94   2019), was designed by Robert Allan 
and will be used)
    November 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 94

    sis- Tacoma, WA. The vessel is the ? rst in its ter the Island Regent (delivery February, design and size for Maxum Petroleum 2019), was designed by Robert Allan and will be used to deliver fuel and lube Limited naval architects and marine en- oil to ship operators in the Paci? c North- gineers of Vancouver

  • MR Nov-18#84  a robust design  an exclusive Robert Allan design for Med Marine)
    November 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 84

    maneuvering. RAmparts 2300-MM is consists of a pair of Caterpillar CAT 3512C engines, many applications, as they come in a robust design an exclusive Robert Allan design for Med Marine. each rated with 1,380 bkW at 1,600 rpm, and each and offer easy handling for maneuvering,” said Each of the six vessels

  • MR Nov-18#34  
the not-too-distant fu-
Robert Allan Ltd., and Kongsberg)
    November 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 34

    major development saw Vancouver-based naval architects autonomous projects with a similar fo- shipbuilder Metal Shark join forces the not-too-distant fu- Robert Allan Ltd., and Kongsberg cus. ASV recently partnered with UK’s with ASV Global to introduce “Shark- ture they will be a real- Maritime are collaborating

  • MN Nov-18#92 , 2019), 
was designed by Robert Allan Limited naval architects)
    November 2018 - Marine News page: 92

    ITB’s headquar- ters in Burnaby, British Columbia. The Island Raider, along with its sister the Island Regent (delivery February, 2019), was designed by Robert Allan Limited naval architects and marine engineers of Vancouver, B.C. to be paired with ITB’s double-hulled oil tank barge, the ITB Resolution,

  • MP Q3-18#64 ........... 8, 28, 31 Yildirim, Robert Yuksel  .............)
    Sep/Oct 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 64

    ......... 56 GE Transportation ............................ 52, 53, 54 , 55 Parker, Barry ............................................ 8, 28, 31 Yildirim, Robert Yuksel ......................................... 39 Gener8 ............................................................... 28 Port of Antwerp, Belgium

  • MP Q3-18#44  Under construction 
Credit: Robert Kunkel
the dock or Kunkel)
    Sep/Oct 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 44

    INFRASTRUCTURE Harbor Harvest Under construction Credit: Robert Kunkel the dock or Kunkel can arrange for the “last mile” of ground (CAGTC) is a Washington-based trade organization established transport. Quicker, predictable, fresher and competitive. Kunkel to raise public and Congressional awareness of

  • MP Q3-18#39  Chairman of Yilport Holding, Robert Yuksel 
holds generally)
    Sep/Oct 2018 - Maritime Logistics Professional page: 39

    Daniels in an earlier prepared statement. eration in those markets relies upon oil-based fuels, while house- According to the Chairman of Yilport Holding, Robert Yuksel holds generally use natural gas liquids for cooking and heating, Yildirim, “We see a great potential to feed volume, particularly according

  • MR Oct-18#58  Fire?  ghting: Kongsberg & Robert Allan teamed on the  RALamander)
    October 2018 - Maritime Reporter and Engineering News page: 58

    bringing the ? eet to four systems. autonomous vessels. Outgoing IACS Pictured: The (Autonomous) Future of Marine Fire? ghting: Kongsberg & Robert Allan teamed on the RALamander 2000. Maritime Reporter & Engineering News, October 2018 th SNAME 125 Anniversary Special 58 MR #10 (58-65).indd