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Marine Engineering and Barge Design

JMS Naval Architects is a marine architecture company with a unique combination of high-end analytical engineering expertise and practical deck plate experience. JMS delivers innovative and cost-effective solutions to complex marine design problems, as well as barge design for various uses.

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Salvage Engineering

Our marine architects provide a 24/7 marine casualty response service to many of our oil transportation clients. JMS salvage engineers conduct rapid marine inspections and assessment of ship stability & strength for damaged vessels. JMS is a recognized leader in the field of salvage engineering and was selected by the U.S. Navy to write the U.S. Navy Salvage Engineers Handbook.

Vessel Operations Support

JMS routinely conducts hull, mechanical, and electrical inspections for its diverse customer base. As one of the top marine engineering companies, JMS personnel are certified by the American Waterways Operators (AWO) as Responsible Carrier Program (RCP) auditors.

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Research Vessels

JMS has extensive experience related specifically to research vessels. With broad expertise in naval architecture and ship operations, JMS has unique experience relating theoretical designs on paper to the practical implications of how the ship can best serve the science mission effectively and safely.

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JMS Projects

Take a look at some of our naval architecture and marine engineering projects.
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    Modular Floating Dry Dock
  • Barge Design
    Stevedoring Crane Barges
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    Virginia Institute of Marine Science (VIMS)
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    Floating Dry Dock Design
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    Double-Hull Tank Barge Design
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    Design of a Walking Barge
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    Complex Tug Launching Operation
  • Marine Architecture
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JMS Provides Engineering for Barge Transport of 125-Foot Tall New Power Plant Machinery
August 16, 2017

Under contract to Durr-Megrant JV, JMS Naval Architects conducted an engineering review of the sea-fastening structural calculations use in the transport of a Heat Recovery Steam Generator (HRSG) module on board a 400 foot heavy lift barge from Coeymans, NY to Sewaren, NJ down the Hudson River. The 125-foot tall, 3,800 long ton Heat Recovery Steam Generator…