Poseidon Barge Ltd. Engineering Department

Led by Jeff Emch, 
Director of Engineering

  • Master’s Degree in Naval Architecture
 and Marine Engineering from the University of Michigan
  • Professional Engineer registered in the State of Indiana
  • 10+ years experience in the Marine Industry providing design solutions and technical analysis
  • 2D and 3D CAD proficiency for the creation of a full range of documentation, from concept models to detailed build or assembly prints
  • Familiarity with Regulatory 
Body/Certification Requirements to assist in meeting project objectives [ABS, USCG, Lloyds, DNV, ABYC]

Engineering Department Capabilities


Barge Configuration Design and 3D-Modeling

  • Static Load Analysis
  • Hydrostatics & Static Stability Analysis
  • Detailed reports with imparted trim and heel angles, resulting drafts, and waterplane properties affecting buoyancy and stability

Applications Engineering

  • Consultation on barge load configuration and placement of equipment
  • Determination of max pick load and radius of lift, for crane operations
  • Ballast weight location as required
  • Specification of special or custom equipment and fabrication design to support Project Requirements
  • Marine Engineering support as needed for the deployment and operations of Poseidon Barge systems

Barge Propulsion Design

  • Resistance Calculation
  • Required Thrust Determination
  • Single and Dual Poseidon Barge Pusher application recommendations

Industry Connections

  • Broad network of professional, marine specialists available to assist with large capacity or otherwise special projects requiring additional resources
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