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Crane Barge Design for Sims Metal Management

30 July 2019

JMS Naval Architects is engineering and designing a crane barge for Sims Metal Management of Jersey City, NJ to be used primarily for bulk and break bulk operations in the Port of New York and New Jersey. Sims Metal Management is the world’s leading publicly listed metal recycler, with operations encompassing the buying, processing, and selling of ferrous and non-ferrous recycled metals.

JMS is designing the barge to carry and operate a Liebherr LHM 600 mobile harbor crane. The 240-foot long x 72-foot wide x 12-foot deep rake/box barge has a deck rating of over 5,000 pounds per square foot. The crane barge design allows for the easy handling of bulk and break bulk products. JMS is developing the detail design package and technical specification documents to be utilized for the solicitation of shipyard bids. JMS will also provide owner’s representative services during the construction of the barge. The barge is expected to be completed and delivered in mid-2020.