EXPERTISE

Tankers

Shipowners look to NETSCo to provide them with resourceful and expert engineering services that are unique to the tanker industry. We are set apart from the competition because of our ability to assist the client by using the scope of knowledge we have gained from over 30 years of experience providing services in tanker conversion, retrofit and newbuilds. Our depth of knowledge allows us to create innovative modifications that are designed to address the new roles of a vessel or new equipment retrofits. Whatever the owner/operator’s specific requirements are, NETSCo possesses the skills required to develop a solution from concept design to delivery.

Our seasoned team draws upon their vast technical expertise in tanker design and backed by state-of-the-art analysis tools to deliver comprehensive and cost-effective solutions to our customers.

Below is a review some of our recent projects:

  • BWMS Retrofits
  • Shuttle Tanker Conversion
  • Cargo Handling Systems
  • Stability and Longitudinal Strength Analysis
  • MARPOL Annex II Compliance
  • Vapor Recovery Systems

Sister-Ship BWMS Retrofits: 3 Aframax Oil/ChemicalTankers with Ecochlor® BWTS Installation

Services: BWMS Manufacturing Installation Representative. Crew Training. Commissioning Assistance. Class Documentation and Approval.

Description: All three vessels have ballast pumps in a cargo pump room with flow rates of 3600 m3/hr. The layout of required the Ecochlor BWTS: ET – 3600 – 6.0 to be installed on the non-hazardous side of the main deck and the two filters along with one chlorine dioxide injection point was located in the cargo pump room. Filter in engine room with 2nd chlorine injection point.

Challenge: Hazardous zone filter deckhouse installation. The first set of installations were done during the same dry dock without additional support from electrical and plumbing subcontractors, causing delays in the installation.

Solutions: Sister ships are not exactly alike so you need to react quickly to find solutions for obstacles or measurements inaccuracies or get 3-D scan of all vessels. The last retrofit of the sister ships used the same shipyard, engineering and manufacturing teams which allowed for a shorter dry dock period and relatively trouble-free installation.