About the Joint Development Project
LRQA North America, Inc. (LRQA) has signed an agreement for a joint development project (JDP) with Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (NETSCo) to design and develop a Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).
As part of the JDP, NETSCo engineers and naval architects will be responsible for the concept design of the WTIV. NETSCo’s WTIV design will be focused on meeting the requirements of current developments along the U.S. East Coast and the U.S. Great Lakes such as crane capacity, deck space and water depth. Another key feature of the design is that it will use hull shapes that are common in the U.S. shipbuilding market, therefore ensuring it could be built in U.S. shipyards.
LRQA will review and evaluate NETSCo’s concept design to ensure the vessel complies with applicable rules and regulations. LRQA's team of technical compliance experts will also evaluate the design against international codes and standards and the U.S. Coast Guard’s Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs).
About NETSCo -Creating solutions for complex maritime challenges.
Northeast Technical Services Co., Inc. (NETSCo) was formed in 1984 to provide marine engineering, design and consulting services. The specific goal was to foster lasting relationships with every client and to share the unique talents and experience of our personnel in developing methods and systems that a ship owner or operator could incorporate to make his vessels, crew, and loading/unloading terminals work more efficiently and cost effectively. Today, NETSCo is one of the most respected maritime engineering firms in the United States.
Specialists offer an array of innovative designs including advanced technology and construction of complete ship, tug, and barge designs of all types. From concept through actual construction and warranty support, NETSCo strives to be a leader in offering end-to-end solutions to complex maritime problems in delivering value without compromising on performance, safety or the environment.
Initial LRQA Press Release December 2020.
LRQA and NETSCo to develop Jones Act compliant wind turbine installation vessel.
Initial NETSCo Press Release December 2020.
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