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ABS to Class Edison Chouest's Offshore Wind Feeder Fleet

May 15, 2024

A new feeder fleet of two tugs and two barges dedicated to serving a wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) from Maersk Supply Service (MSS) has been ordered by Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO) to ABS class.The innovative system is designed to deliver components to the construction site…

DNV to Publish New Offshore Rules and Standards in July

May 07, 2024

Classification society DNV said it is set to publish its new set of rules and standards for the offshore industry.The new rules, which cover several segments, including underwater systems and installations, offshore units, diving systems, structural design…

ABS Approves Autonomous Technologies for Offshore Platforms

May 06, 2024

Classification society ABS on Monday announced it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) to two critical autonomous functions on a proposed offshore platform in the latest phase of its collaboration with HD Hyundai Group.The artificial intelligence…

DNV Awards Certificates for Fortescue’s Dual-fueled Ammonia-powered Vessel

Apr 19, 2024

Classification society DNV presented Australian green technology, energy and metals company Fortescue with class and statutory certificates for its dual-fueled ammonia-powered vessel Green Pioneer. This marked the culmination of a project that began in 2021…

ABS Awards AIP for OceanSTAR’s FSO Design

Mar 05, 2024

Classification society ABS said it has granted an approval in principle (AIP) to OceanSTAR Marine & Offshore Investment Pte. Ltd., for its newbuild floating storage and offloading (FSO) design.The OceanSTAR FSO-01 is a shipshape hull design…

Yantai Dual-fuel Methanol WTIV Design Receives ABS Approval

Feb 21, 2024

Classification society ABS reports it has issued approval in principle (AIP) to Chinese shipbuilder Yantai CIMC Raffles Offshore Ltd. for its design of a dual-fuel methanol, heavy-duty, offshore wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV).The WTIV…

ABS Approves New FPSO Newbuild Hull Design Concept

Nov 08, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has granted approval in principle (AIP) for a the Sterling Streamline, a next generation concept design for large floating production storage and offloading unit (FPSO) newbuild hulls from India's Shapoorji Pallonji Energy (SPE)…

Wison’s FLNG FEED Design Earns AIP from ABS

Jun 26, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has granted approval In principle (AIP) to Wison Offshore and Marine’s (WOM) Extended FEED on its standardized 3.5 MTPA floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) design.WOM has said the standardized design…

ABS Publishes Guide for Offshore Spaceports

May 01, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has launched a new set of requirements to guide the burgeoning maritime aspects of the space flight industry in the safe design and construction of offshore assets.The new requirements, launched this week…

ClassNK Grants AIP for Offshore Wind Vessel Conversion

Apr 14, 2023

Classification society ClassNK announced it has issued an approval in principle (AIP) for the conversion plan of the medium-sized self-elevating platform (SEP) vessel for the installation of large wind turbine generator (WTG) on a semi-sub floater in port jointly developed by TOA Corporation (TOA)…

ABS Verifies Non-flammable Blue G Battery System Design

Feb 23, 2023

Classification society ABS announced it has issued New Technology Qualification (NTQ) for non-flammable battery technology for use at sea.Called Blue G, the vanadium redox flow battery system from Gennal Engineering PTE LTD is now planned to move into prototype testing later this year…

ABS Grants AIP for HHI's Hi-ReGAS+ Regasification System

Nov 08, 2022

Classification society ABS announced it has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for a next-generation, highly efficient concept of a regasification system (Hi-ReGAS+) for floating storage regasification units (FSRUs) and floating liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminals that uses natural circulation…

GTT's 'POWER' Digital Solution Gets LR AIP

Sep 27, 2022

French engineering firm GTT reports it has been granted an approval in principle (AIP) from classification society Lloyd’s Register for a new digital solution, “POWER” (Prediction of Operational Windows to Enable Regas operations).POWER has…

Friede & Goldman WTIV Design Gets DNV Approval in Principle

Sep 19, 2022

An innovative wind turbine installation vessel (WTIV) design from Houston-based naval architecture and marine engineering firm Friede & Goldman (F&G) has earned approval in principle from classification society DNV.The review and AIP confirms…

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