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Spaceport
Spaceport

 MDO is consulting Naval Architects to the Spaceport Company, whose mission is to create a new kind of space port that offers fast turnaround in close proximity to manufacturing sites.

To this end The Spaceport Company wants to launch rocket loaded onto a spaceport vessel, the vessel moves out to sea, rocket is launched using proprietary software, procedures, and all FAA preapproval, on completion of mission vessel returns to Port for loading next rocket to be launched.

 

New Construction of LNG
New Construction of LNG Fueled Jones Act Containership

MDO were the Naval Architects and Marine Engineers responsible for the complete turnkey services for the new construction of two 2525 TEU containerships for the US West Coast to Hawaii Service.  The vessels were built in Brownsville, Texas.

 

MDO Provided plan review, technical analysis, and site supervision and inspection services for two Jones Act container ships built at Keppel AmFELS Brownsville, Texas.

Repowering Steam Turbine C-9 Class Vessels
Repowering Steam Turbine C-9 Class Vessels to Slow Speed Diesel with LNG as the Primary Fuel

MDO were the primary Naval Architects and Marine Engineers responsible for the complete turnkey services for the conversion of the steam powered C-9 class containerships for the US West Coast to Hawaii Service. 
 
MDO Provided plan review, technical analysis, and site inspection services the conversion in COSCO Shipyard in Nantong, China.

Pacific Tracker
Pacific Tracker (ex. BEAVER STATE)
Conversion to Missile Tracking Vessel

Modifications

  •  Large radar antennas (XTR & TTS) at the main deck

  • New Mission control spaces

  • Range Safety Systems

Scope of Work

  • FEA analysis & vibration analysis of antennas support structure

  • Design of all auxiliary support systems: mechanical, electrical & HVAC

  • Solid ballast to optimize roll motions

  • Shipyard support during conversion

  • Stability test & documentation

Worked closely with MDA scientists to optimize radar antennas foundations

Cape Rice