ABS announced it will class a new self-elevating platform with a unique triangular mono column design from Singapore-based Calm Oceans Pte Ltd.
The Mono-Column Platform-Lite (MCP-Lite), capable of operating in depths of up to 70 meters, is equipped with a water injection module. A self-installing, mat-supported jack-up, consisting of square hull and trussed column with living quarters and man-riding cranes.
Calm Oceans describes the platform as being designed to service facilities operating in the Malaysian oil fields and featuring numerous advantages over traditional jack-ups. The single column design means the unit does not require pre-loading, resulting in more efficient operation and reduced risk during installation and jacking operations. It is also optimal for operating on the soft sea bed typical of the region as the large mat provides better foundation support and mitigates punch through risk. The usable deck area is larger than a conventional three or four legged jack-up of the same size.
“The design, engineering, procurement and fabrication undertaken by Calm Oceans makes it possible to fast-track the delivery of the project in 10 months,” said Brian Chang, Calm Oceans Chairman and Chief Executive Officer.
ABS said it will provide classification services for the water injection module and the platform, which is expected to achieve the ✠ A1, Self-Elevating Unit notation.
“ABS is committed to supporting the industry in the development of technologies that advance safety and operating efficiency,” said Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Offshore.