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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 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)…

LR Grants AIP for Ammonia FSRU

Apr 25, 2023

A new ammonia floating storage regasification unit (FSRU), the first of its kind in Korea, has been awarded approval in principle (AIP) from Lloyd’s Register (LR), the classification society announced Tuesday.Developed by HD Hyundai Heavy Industries…

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…

Bureau Veritas Grants AIP for LNG Bunkering Vessel Concept in Malaysia

Oct 08, 2021

Bureau Veritas (BV) said it has delivered an Approval in Principle (AIP) to LNG MARINE SDN BHD for its first liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering vessel concept, which is also the first of its kind ever developed by a Malaysian company.According to BV…

KR Authorized to Provide Statutory Services to Brunei

Oct 27, 2020

The Korean Register (KR) has been appointed to deliver statutory services on behalf of the Government of Brunei.  KR will act as a Recognized Organization (RO), with KR surveyors conducting vessel surveys and audits, issuing certificates for…

DNV GL's Probabilistic Digital Twin Launch

Sep 05, 2019

DNV GL proposes the “Probabilistic Digital Twin” (PDT) to close the gap between digital twins – used increasingly by operators to manage the performance of their assets – and risk analysis still largely conducted manually before assets enter service…

BV Joins the Int'l Windship Association

Jul 15, 2019

The decarbonization drive is gearing up to be the defining issue faced by the shipping sector in the coming decades and the industry is searching for low carbon and zero emissions technologies that will deliver on the International Maritime…

ABS Explores Pathways to 2050 in Germany

Mar 20, 2019

ABS National Committee has met recently in Germany to explores pathways to 2050, automation and digital with German maritime leaders and offered insight on key challenges.Vessel automation, demystifying digital technologies and pathways to 2050…

SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

Nov 18, 2018

The classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Dutch-based SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.The global provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO)…

Largest Chinese-built FSRU Delivered

Nov 16, 2018

PaxOcean’s Zhoushan Shipyard has delivered a 26,000m3 floating storage and regasification unit (FSRU) Karunia Dewata to Indonesia-based Jaya Samudra Karunia (JSK). The FSRU is the largest to be built in China and will be capable of regasifying around 50 million standard cubic feet per day…

Renewables: Ingeteam Gets DNV GL Approval in India

Oct 23, 2018

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it received DNV GL’s “Shop Approval in Renewable Energy” certification for the wind converter manufacturing facility recently established by the company in the Tamil Nadu region…

Goldwind, DNV GL to Digitalize Certification Tools

Oct 18, 2018

One of the leading wind turbine manufacturers globally Goldwind and DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to cooperate on the development of…

DNV GL to Certify TenneT Offshore Power Substations

Sep 26, 2018

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has been contracted by Transmission System Operator TenneT to deliver the complete project certification for two offshore substations (OSS) for the Hollandse…

LR to Class India’s First FSRU

May 01, 2018

Lloyd’s Register (LR) said it signed a contract to class the first ever floating storage regasification unit (FSRU) to be ordered for Indian waters.Due for delivery in December 2019, the new 180,000m³ FSRU will be built to LR’s Rules for the…

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