SHIP REPAIR MEETS NEW CONSTRUCTION.
The R/V Roger Revelle is an auxiliary general-purpose oceanographic research vessel operated by Scripps Institution of Oceanography. Glosten was selected by Scripps with approval from the Office of Naval Research to design the mid-life refits of the vessel and its AGOR-class sisterships. The Revelle is one of the largest ships in the US Academic Research Fleet and was the second to undergo its refit, which was completed at Vigor‘s Portland shipyard in 2020.
Much like its sisterships, the Atlantis and the Thompson, the overhaul package for the Revelle included a repower, replacement or refurbishment of aging shipboard equipment, modifications for environmental and regulatory compliance, and the replacement of technically obsolete shipboard machinery. Glosten provided the client with a design basis, general specifications, stability evaluation, weight change integration, cost estimates, bow thruster noise/vibration study, regulatory liaison, and a contract package which included diagrams and arrangement drawings based on a 3D model of the modifications.