A study of self-unloading boom placement by NETSCo’s Richard A. Mueller and Richard T. Nicholls Some of the factors that need to be considered include cargo hold volume; trim, shearing and bending moment; proximity to electrical power, compressed air, hydraulic fluid, etc; visibility from [...]
Developing Solutions for Complex Maritime Challenges
- Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
- 3D Scan
- Advanced Engineering Analysis & Survey
- Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
- Conversion, Modification, Retrofit & Newbuild
- Environmental Regulatory Compliance
- Project Management
- Shoreside Facilities Services
- Marine Software Development
- Consulting & Advisory Services
Naval Architecture & Marine Engineering
NETSCo’s broad range of naval architecture and marine engineering services allow us to support your vessel from concept through construction to delivery. Our engineers continuously evaluate new and emerging technologies, assessing the potential for use in our clients’ projects.
NETSCo’s production engineers take functional design to the next level by incorporating ship design information into a full-scale 3D model of the vessel. They combine all the details of the structural, electrical, mechanical and HVAC systems into one comprehensive model. The result is a computer-generated vessel that can be reviewed early in the design process for safety, maintainability and constructability.
Advanced Engineering Analysis & Survey
The expertise of the NETSCo engineering network covers a whole range of design activities starting with the basic concept design for the vessel based on regulatory and client requirements. This extends to detailed design, regulatory documentation consultancy, safety and efficiency, as well as the practical operation of the vessel and training for the crew.
Finite Element Analysis (FEA)
Before starting a structural engineering design project, it’s important to have as much information as possible to improve the decision-making process. Our highly skilled and experienced engineers can optimize and analyze a design at an early stage, saving you time and money using Finite Element Analysis (FEA) software.
Conversion, Modification, Retrofit & Newbuild
NETSCo has more than three decades of experience working on ship modifications, conversions, retrofits and upgrades that comply with new regulations or extend the efficiency of existing vessels. Drawing on NETSCo’s experienced naval architecture and marine engineers, we deliver the utmost value that will last for the lifespan of the vessel while working within the guidelines directed by our customers.
Environmental Regulatory Compliance
The team at NETSCo is environmentally responsible, providing solutions that reduce the carbon footprint of ships in our oceans, lakes and coastal areas. Our compliance engineers meet regularly with governing agencies, that include environmental groups, ports and state agencies.
At NETSCo we can provide project management services on retrofit solutions and repairs and maintenance for the marine industry. We have a thorough understanding of the current technologies used in the operation, maintenance, analysis, and management associated with the equipment and systems on board a variety of vessel types or marine facilities.
Shoreside Facilities Services
NETSCo’s technical staff has the marine and dockside experience to safeguard communication between the shipboard crew and shoreside material handling to ensure the quickest and safest cargo loading and unloading ─ keeping the vessel on schedule. With our shoreside and material handling expertise, NETSCo can make certain that the entire operation is at its most efficient and cost effective as possible for the customer.
Marine Software Development
NETSCo will work with clients to develop customized software solutions to fit their unique business operations. After learning the intricacies of a client’s business, we can determine which features and metrics will best serve their needs. Using this customer-oriented approach, we are able to tailor a software solution to our individual clients’ needs instead of offering a one-size-fits-all solution.
Consulting & Advisory Services
Our technical team has the necessary maritime engineering and architecture experience to fully analyze each and every situation to offer solutions for the best possible outcome for our clients. We will analyze vessels or fleets, as well as facilities, to develop a comprehensive plan for your endeavor. With our project management experience, we can recommend when and how to best complete the necessary work with minimal impact and maximum economic return.
NETSCo maintains a strong focus on customized solutions for tankers, cruise ships, gas and bulk carriers, ATB vessels, marine terminals and other one-of-a-kind projects.