JMS completes concept design for LUMCON research vessel

Written by Heather Ervin
Concept design for new research vessel

Concept design of a 125-foot Gulf Coast research vessel. (Credit: JMS Naval Architects)

JMS Naval Architects, Mystic, Conn., has completed the concept design of a 125-foot Gulf Coast research vessel for Louisiana Universities Marine Consortium (LUMCON).
JMS was competitively awarded a contract from LUMCON to provide concept through contract-level design, shipyard bid support, and owner’s representative services for LUMCON’s next research vessel and replace its 35-year-old R/V Pelican.
According to Rick Fernandes, vice president of JMS Naval Architects, the contract design and shipyard solicitation will be ready in the latter half of 2022.

JMS Naval Architects is a specialty maritime engineering firm providing naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying, and marine casualty response services to assist ship owners in the management of their fleet.

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