B.F. Jensen Merges With Norwegian-Owned Marine Consultant Firm

Inc., Seattle naval architects and marine engineers, and the Norwegian-owned Maritime Technical Consultants Corporation of Seattle was announced recently. The announcement was made jointly by B.F. Jensen and Kaspar Overaa of MTCC. The merged organization will be called Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc.

B.F. Jensen & Associates, founded in 1961, is well-known for its designs of new and converted vessels for Pacific Northwest and Alaskan waters. MTCC is a sales and service office owned jointly by two leading consulting naval architects and marine engineers, Nordvestconsult and Fiskerstrand and Eldoy, both in Aalesund, Norway. Organized in 1978, MTCC has been especially active in the design of large self-contained factory vessels for the bottom fishing industry.

Mr. Overaa will be president and CEO of Jensen Maritime Consultants, Inc., and Mr. Jensen continues with the new organization as a special consultant. Ulf Hansson and Gilbert Nilson will be vice presidents. Mr. Jensen, a cofounder and former vice president and chief engineer of Marine Construction and Design of Seattle, is widely recognized for his designs for crab boats, gillnetters, salmon trollers, and other commercial vessels.

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