MN100: The Shearer Group, Inc.

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The Company:

The Shearer Group, Inc. (TSGI) designs inland towboats and barges, with a focus on the inland sector. Inland barges built to TSGI designs number in the thousands, along with a myriad of towboat, dry dock and other specialty designs. TSGI provides naval architecture, marine engineering, marine surveying and technical support to clients worldwide. Commercial vessel designs include towboats, inland barges (liquid cargo, dry cargo, crane) and miscellaneous vessels such as dry docks and casinos. The firm has 10 employees.
Primary Product / Service:
TSGI offers a wide range of design and engineering analysis services, using state of the art computer modeling and design tools. TSGI provides technical support and consulting services to vessel owners, charterers, and operators. TSGI have many years of hands on experience, both aboard vessels and in shipyards. This practical experience allows TSGI engineers to better understand both operational and technical issues.
The Case:
TSGI has led the industry with several significant z-drive towboat designs as well as LNG based projects. TSGI is close to completing the detail design phase of a 2,700m3 double hull liquid petroleum gas (LPG) bottle barge for Sociedad Fogas of Brazil. The ABS classed Inland Waterway barge will meeting all NORMAM requirements from Brazil and the International Gas Carriers (ICG) code (as applicable). The vessel has been designed to carry all LPG products. TSGI is also participating with Pittsburgh Region Clean Cities (PRCC) and Clean Fuels Clean Rivers (CFCR) to conduct a marine air quality study centered on the conversion of an inland towboat to dual fuel diesel/LNG to reduce diesel emissions in marine vessels. 
3101 Nasa Parkway, Suite i
Seabrook, TX 77586
Telephone: (281) 532-2080
CEO/President: Greg Beers, P.E.
(As published in the August 2016 MN100 edition of Marine News)
Marine News Magazine, page 85,  Aug 2016

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