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Digitizing Risk-based Integrity Management of FPSOs

Oct 23, 2020

Industries are adapting to an increasingly digitalized landscape. The floating production, storage and offloading (FPSO) industry is no different. As concerted efforts are made to improve project economics Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Offshore, discusses how digitalization can increase safety, reduce costs, and build robust technical and operational capabilities.No one could have predicted what a challenging year 2020 would become…

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…

ABS Hires Hernandez to Head its Offshore Division

Aug 22, 2022

Classification society ABS announced it has appointed veteran offshore industry leader Miguel Hernandez to head its offshore division.  The former MODEC general manager of sales and marketing is now ABS Senior Vice President of Offshore Business Development…

ABS Rules Guide New Greener OSV

Aug 18, 2022

Classification society ABS reports it is supporting the first offshore supply vessel (OSV) in Malaysia to feature an innovative vessel design and battery system to support more sustainable operations.The new generation OSV will be designed to ABS Rules…

ABS Publishes Guide on 3D Printing

Apr 27, 2021

Classification society ABS has published guidance on the application of additive manufacturing (AM) in the marine and offshore industries.The ABS Guide for Additive Manufacturing focuses on two main categories of metal AM processes: Powder Bed Fusion and Directed Energy Deposition…

Simulation: Cutting the Corner on Machine Learning

Apr 27, 2021

As the offshore oil and gas industry becomes more competitive, it actively pursues increased efficiency through innovative approaches while streamlining production, reducing costs, and improving safety. Many companies are looking at digitization to insulate themselves from market shocks…

Atlantic Wind Transfers Pursuing Integrated Management System Certification

Apr 21, 2021

Rhode Island-based owner and operator of crew transfer vessels (CTV) Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has engaged classification society DNV for the company’s integrated Management System Certification as it seeks to scale up in the U.S. offshore wind industry…

ABS Launches Infectious Disease Mitigation Notation

Nov 10, 2020

A new notation and new guidance launched by ABS amid the COVID-19 pandemic aims to help marine and offshore operators reduce transmission of disease, the classification society said Tuesday.The ABS Guide for Mitigation of Infectious Disease…

ABS Publishes Subsea Mining Guide

Nov 04, 2020

ABS has published the Guide for Subsea Mining, detailing class requirements for the design, construction, installation and survey of mobile offshore mining units.The publication, which ABS is calling an industry-first, comes as global interest…

Baksaas Appointed DNV GL’s Chair of the Board

Oct 30, 2020

Former Telenor CEO Jon Fredrik Baksaas has been appointed as DNV GL’s new chair of the board, the Norwegian-headquartered classification society announced.Best known for his 13-year tenure as president and CEO of the telecoms firm, Baksaas started…

ABS Publishes New Data and Digital Advisories

Apr 06, 2020

Classification society ABS launched two new advisories designed to help harness the potential of digital technologies for the maritime and offshore industries.The ABS Advisory on Structural Health Monitoring: The Application of Sensor-Based…

Darley Named LR Marine and Offshore COO

Mar 18, 2020

Lloyd’s Register (LR) said it has named Mark Darley as Marine & Offshore (M&O) Chief Operating Officer.Darley, who joined LR on graduation as a marine surveyor 20 years ago, is currently M&O President for North Asia and has held leadership positions in the UK…

RINA Classes Prysmian Cable Layer

Oct 24, 2019

The recently named cable laying vessel Leonardo Da Vinci, set to join the fleet of energy and telecom cable systems company Prysmian Group in the second quarter of 2021, incorporates innovative features that required the new battery power class…

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