Every year, the Marine News MN100 annual issue reviews the very best of the North American maritime industry. NETSCo is pleased to announce they have been awarded (3rd time!) a position in the 2020 MN100 list of top maritime companies!
History & Achievements
NETSCo was formed in 1984. Now 36 years later, NETSCo is one of the most respected engineering firms in the United States, providing a range of naval architecture and marine engineering services in support of vessel design, construction, conversion, modification, operation support and technical analysis.
Currently, the NETSCo team is working with higher educational facilities and regulatory administrations on a number of environmental maritime projects that include wind energy, energy efficiency, fuel alternatives, hybrid technology and ballast water treatment.
Ballast Water Management
NETSCo, along with sister-company Choice Ballast Solutions, has become one of the top ballast water management integration engineering firms worldwide. Together, they offer a range of services that include BWM planning, integration engineering, compliance consultation and installation project management for more than 500 ships to date using a wide variety of treatment technologies and vessels.
Hybrid Technology and Alternative Fuel Options
NETSCo has worked extensively in the effort to reduce the carbon footprint of ships in our waterways. They have completed studies in the development of hybrid technology, along with designing a vessel with low resistance and minimal power requirements to allow for increased fuel efficiency, as well as significant reductions in noise, vibration compared to fuel-base systems.
NETSCo guides shipowners through the process of researching alternative fuel options and recommends the best cost-efficient solution. They have completed feasibility studies for projects in the use of alternative fuels and recently signed with an owner to develop the conversion of an existing Inland Tow Boat to use LNG as fuel.
The NETSCo engineers worked with a major shipowner on the installation of hydrogen fuel cells. Through their history designing vessels in the transport of ammonia, they found it was a valuable vehicle to store hydrogen offering an innovative solution to the shipowner.
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