Noise Control Engineering has opened a new office in Mobile, Ala. The office will be staffed by Nathan Jones (pictured), a senior engineer with over 10 years of experience at NCE.

“Our customers along the Gulf Coast region are a very important part of our business and this office will enable us to better serve them. Our goal is to be in a position to react quickly to their  needs  and  provide  them  with  superior support,” Jones says in an NCE news release.

Jones will provide clients with expert engineering support during the vessel design and construction phase which will include the QC of noise control materials as well as on-site diagnostic and compliance measurements, NCE says. Jones will have access to and be supported by the full staff of NCE’s Billerica, Mass., headquarters.

In its 23-year history, NCE has been involved in hundreds of ship programs, having designed some of the quietest research vessels in existence for U.S. and foreign oceanographic agencies, the company says. NCE has provided acoustic design guidance, developed proprietary shipboard noise prediction software Designer NOISE, and has measured noise and vibration on hundreds of different types of vessels.

With the advent of new IMO noise codes which limit compartment noise on vessels over 1,600 tons, and the IMO guidelines for reducing underwater noise, the company says, its experience and expertise can assist owners, designers and builders to optimally address any noise and vibration challenges.