Systems Engineering, Design & Modernization
24/7 Engineering Field Services
Ship Maintenance & Repair
Ship Engineering Assessments

Proven Processes to Improve Operations

Our team of experts uses proven processes to improve the operation of system assets aboard all maritime vessels. GBS provides solutions for system integration needs, power monitoring, auxiliary, controls and propulsion systems and others.

From new builds to modernizing systems, our team of engineers will reduce the total ownership costs. GBS will guide you through every step of the process for overhauls and upgrades, from design, prototyping, ABS/USCG regulatory approvals, installation, final testing, and commissioning.

We will identify the risks and benefits along the way to help you make informed decisions. By working with the vessel’s owner, operators, and engineers, we will be there to ensure the results are to your satisfaction.

Our Capabilities

  • Ship Systems Engineering, Design & Modernization
    • Navigation, Integrated Bridge Controls
    • Ship Alterations – design packages to complete installations to execution oversight
    • Machinery/Propulsion Control Systems
    • Electrical Control Systems
  • Preventative Maintenance
    • Thermographic Surveys
    • Switchboard/Generator/Motor Cleaning & Safety
    • Comm System SW updates
    • System Grooms, Troubleshooting, Analysis and Repairs
  • Ship Systems Engineering Assessments/Service Life Extension Planning
  • 24/7 Global Field Engineering Support

Subject Matter Expertise
  • Marine Mechanical/Electrical/Structural Design and Drafting
  • Electrical Power Generation and Distribution systems
  • Propulsion, Shafting, MRG systems
  • Diesel, Gas and Steam Turbine Governors and Control systems
  • Machinery and Navigation Controls and Automation systems
  • Steering, Anchor, CPP and Deck Machinery
  • InfraRed inspections
  • Software Engineering
  • Custom Applications
  • Integrated Bridge Systems

It is rare to find an engineering and technical services firm that has REAL engineering talent. The GBS Group is loaded and has had a tight, high-quality focus since its founding. The GBS folks do not disappoint!

Gary Lisota President/CEO, Valkyrie Enterprises, LLC

Ship Systems Engineering, Design & Modernization

Professional expertise for complete end-to-end process support for a variety of ship systems including complex control and automation systems

Outyear Engineering Research Assessments / Service Life Extension Planning

Analyzing current shipboard systems against current technology to plan for future system alterations/modernizations, extending service life period.

Ship Systems In-Service Engineering & Shipboard Maintenance

Engineering, troubleshooting and repair of complex problems on a wide variety of ship systems.

Reliability & Safety Engineering

Calculating and monitoring system reliability and safety through a set of disciplined processes and standards with our expert team of engineers.

Project Management

Our trained staff of project engineers and managers provide turn-key project management services to all industries we serve.
Maritime Projects
  • TAGS-67 New Construction
    Design of complete Bridge to include all navigation, communications systems and consoles
  • Ex-USS Bradley
    FMS conversion – Integrated Bridge System Upgrade
  • USNS Zeus
    Integrated Bridge / Ship Control Console Upgrade
  • USNS Maury
    Ship Control Console ABS compliance redesign and addition of ECDIS
  • USS Mount Whitney
    Complete Integrated Bridge System to include Steering, RADAR’s, ECDIS, gyro, etc plus a Bridge structural “makeover”
  • US Army Dredge Jadwin
    Replacement/modernization of dredge hauling system
  • US Army Dredge Currituck
    Replacement of entire vessel power and lighting systems
  • NOAA Bell Shimada and Pisces
    Design/install of new Machinery Control System
  • USNS Zeus
    Replacement/modernization of Cable Handling System, SCR drives, control / monitoring networks; HMIs
  • USCG 210’ / 270’ Cutters
    All 27 vessels, major upgrade to Steering Control & Navigation Systems (Sperry Marine core systems & modern hydraulics plant)
  • USCGC Mackinaw
    Integrated Power Plant maintenance and modernization, SCR drive replacement
  • NOAA Fairweather
    Propulsion Control and Thruster Control Upgrade
  • USNS Stockham
    Tank Level Indicator design / HMI mod
  • USNS Waters
    Propulsion/SSDG Controls/Gyro upgrade
  • USNS Mercy
    Design, build, install, and commission an Integrated Bridge System (IBS) along with various Pilot House Upgrades
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)
    Design, build, install, and commission a new Public Address/ General Alarm (PA/GA), and Dial Telephone system for the Fisheries Research Ships Pisces, Oscar Dyson, Reuben Lasker, and Bell M. Shimada.
  • T-AGOS-22
    Class Integrated Generator Control Modernization
  • USCGC Mackinaw (WLBB 30)
    Perform maintenance and support of Integrated Power System (IPS)