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Conversion, Modification, Retrofit & Newbuild

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Conversion, Modification, Retrofit & Newbuild

NETSCo has built a reputable name in the maritime industry for over four decades. With extensive experience in ship modifications, conversions, retrofits and upgrades, we have a proven track record of delivering top-notch solutions that meet our customers’ needs while conforming to the latest rules and regulations.

Using advanced technologies, we pride ourselves on our team of skilled naval architects and marine engineers who work collaboratively to provide the highest level of expertise and value to our clientele. Our services extend to both new and existing maritime vessels, and we are dedicated to delivering tailor-made solutions that last throughout the lifespan of your vessel.

Choosing NETSCo means you are choosing a partner who is dedicated to maximizing the efficiency, safety, and profitability of your vessels through expert designs and engineering.

Modification Maritime Engineering Services

At NETSCo, we recognize that modifying a vessel requires a customized approach that is tailored to meet the specific needs of the shipowner. Our team offers a wide range of engineering services to ensure that vessels operate effectively, efficiently and economically. For instance, we can install bow and stern thrusters to enhance maneuverability or upgrade the HVAC and mechanical systems to improve overall vessel comfort. Our modification services are aimed at meeting the specific needs of shipowners. Our team possesses in-depth knowledge and understanding of the maritime industry and regulatory requirements, which ensures that vessels are compliant, efficient, and economical to operate.

Conversion Maritime Engineering Services

We have a team of experts who specialize in various types of vessels, including ships, barges, tankers, bulk carriers, ocean tugs, and articulated tugs. We understand how these vessels are used and are familiar with their specific operating requirements and can help you with your conversion project by preparing plans, developing specifications and ensure the work is carried out to expectations. We also take into consideration any environmental and regulatory compliance requirements.

When it comes to main propulsion engineering and designs, we have the knowledge and expertise to deliver complete main propulsion engineering and designs, including the main engine, gearbox, shafting, propeller, and other associated systems. Before any actual engineering modelling begins, our staff will review the shipowner’s needs, prepare a feasibility analysis, and help select the equipment that is appropriate for the vessel. The best-case solution will be based on cost, space, maintenance requirements and engine capabilities.

Cement Products

In today’s market with domestic cement production pressed to absolute capacity, cement is becoming a more common commodity to see shipped along the river system and imported along the East, West and Gulf Coasts. NETSCo can help clients to find solutions to ship cement efficiently and cost effectively. This can include optimizing domestic supply chains or adding additional supply through the construction and optimization of cement import facilities. NETSCo has helped customers address both types of improvements over the last four decades.

Most recently, NETSCo has helped a cement client bolster their domestic supply chain with the addition of a barge mounted ship unloader. The project required adding a 123’ vacuum arm and screw pump onboard an existing cement cargo barge, allowing the modified unit to unload bulk cargo vessels in a more cost-effective manner. The addition of the ship unloader has drastically reduced the time required to import cement, while also increasing storage capacity at the client’s facility.

Upgrade or Repowering Maritime Engineering Services

Every upgrade that passes through NETSCo involves basic and applied research, design, development and evaluation as well as analysis of every stage in the life of a vessel. Our naval architects and marine engineers can provide safety reviews, assessments of risk or damage control, and the attain document approval and certification of the ship’s design to meet any regulatory requirements.

When it comes to engine replacement or repowering, our technical team has the expertise to deliver top-notch main propulsion engineering. We handle everything from the main engine to the gearbox, shafting, propeller, and associated systems. Our experienced marine engineers provide comprehensive services throughout the design stage of any modification, conversion, or upgrade project including:

  • Contract Plans & Specifications
  • Project Management
  • Capacity Plans
  • Computer Loading Programs
  • Inclining
  • Loading Manuals and Weight Engineering
  • Stability Analysis
  • Naval Architecture
  • Class or Flag Regulatory Documentation and Approvals