ATB & Tugs

NETSCo has worked on a variety of tugs, towboats, and Articulated Tug/Barges (ATBs). Whether you operate in towing, ship escort, ship docking, towboat or emergency response, the NETSCo engineering group has up-to-date expertise on the latest performance research, equipment development and environmental regulations. When it comes to ATBs, we have experience with a variety of connection systems, including INTERCON, ARTUBAR, Bludworth, JAK, and Articouple. NETSCo works directly with vendors and operators to create custom solutions to fit your specific business and operational needs. Offering a complete portfolio of services, we can help guide you through the technical, financial, and regulatory aspects of installing and maintaining such a system.

Below is a review some of our recent projects:

  • ATB Self Unloader Design
  • Newbuild Design
  • ATB Coupler Installation
  • Cargo Handling Systems
  • Stability and Longitudinal Strength Analysis
  • MARPOL Annex II Compliance
  • Vapor Recovery Systems
  • Propulsion Systems Analysis and Design
  • Structures Analysis and Design