ATB, Tugs & Barges

Choice ATB/Tugs/Barge projects have included:

  • Survey, 3D Scans and Modelling
  • Ballast Water Flow Analysis
  • BWMS Feasibility Studies
  • Basic Design Engineering
  • Detail Design Engineering
  • Class Documentation and Approvals

Stability is of critical importance in a tug or ATB and oftentimes the need to treat ballast water for these types of vessels can be very limited. Due to this, Choice frequently looks to alternative treatments or creative options when recommending a BWMS to these shipowners.

In the pre-planning phase of a BWMS retrofit for Tugs and Barges, it is often necessary analyze the total ballast volume, ballasting cycle per year and operational costs. This is important in determining the best BWMS solution for that particular vessel. Occasionally, depending on the results of the analysis, shipping route and CAPEX, a modular BWMS units may also be included in the feasibility study.

ATB’s may require retrofits on both the tug and barge. The Choice engineering team has the experience delivering full feasibility and fit-for-purpose studies to assist offshore marine companies in determining the right solution for their needs.

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