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JMS-Designed Gantry Crane Barge for Weeks Marine

11 May 2017

JMS Naval Architects has completed the design of a 250’ by 64’ by 16’ gantry crane barge for Weeks Marine of Cranford, NJ.

JMS provided complete engineering and design services for the concept through detail design of the new crane barge to support a Clyde Model 28 gantry crane. JMS provided engineering calculations and design drawings meeting the requirements of the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Steel Barges.

General Characteristics:

  • Length Overall: 250 ft
  • Beam:  64 ft
  • Depth: 16 ft
  • Deck Rating: 1,000 PSF
  • Crane Rail Rating: 65 LT/ft
  • Regulatory: Load Line only, review by ABS

JMS also developed a structural and systems design package including, generator and machinery arrangement, fuel, electrical, and hydraulic system one-lines, towing arrangements, crane rail and tie-down installation, dry docking and anode plan, and a construction details package.