American Bureau Of Shipping News

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#Oi2020 History

 In 1972, Lloyd’s Register of Shipping publishes its premiere guide on “Rules for the Construction and Classification of Mobile Offshore Units.” One year later, the American Bureau of Shipping updates its “Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Drilling Units, which was first published in 1967. According to a staff working paper by NOAA, titled The History of Offshore Oil and Gas in the United States,  “These rules were then incorporated into the Coast Guard’s regulatory requirements for mobile offshore drilling units (the Coast Guard had jurisdiction over

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Maersk Tests Containerized Battery System

place next year and will be closely monitored to evaluate the performance of the system against the trial’s ambitions.Battery modules will be operating within the container in conjunction with other electrical and control components. Maersk has also worked in close collaboration with the American Bureau of Shipping - the vessel’s classification society – to ensure safety and compliance.The application of battery technology and the understandings gained can enable further innovation across A.P.Moller- Maersk. We have an interest in working with suppliers to grow these possibilities as

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Vard to Design LNG Bunker Barge for Fincantieri

support LNG fueled ships in the east coast of the United States. It will be built at Fincantieri Bay Shipbuilding in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin and is expected to be delivered in November 2021.Vard Marine is currently developing a classification design package for the review and approval by the American Bureau of Shipping and the United States Coast Guard.The barge is designed with a philosophy of utilizing proven technology. It will be fitted with four 1,350 CBM IMO Type C tanks, utilizing a cargo handling system designed and developed by Wartsila.The barge will use cargo handling equipment for continuous

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GTT Intros Several Advances in LNG Tech

French multinational naval engineering company Gaztransport & Technigaz (GTT) announced several advances in its technology development process.The American Bureau of Shipping classification society issued the "LNG Cargo Ready" rating to GTT for its latest VLEC (Very Large Ethane Carrier) model, a first in the ethane sector. The rating certifies that the ethane carriers can be used to transport liquefied natural gas without having to convert the ship's tanks.GTT also received approval in principle from the classification society Bureau Veritas for icebreaker vessels using Mark III

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Subsea Electrification: Subsea Power Evolves

and smaller battery delivered efficiency gains in installation times in addition to vastly improved performance.About four years later, SWE made available the next generation of the battery pack. The SeaSafe II, available since 2017, incorporated lessons learned, reliability improvements, and American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) Certification.  The powerful, pressure tolerant  SeaSafe II battery packs are easy to install in a pressure  balanced oil-filled (PBOF) container, which is smaller, lighter and lower cost than a pressure vessel. In response to industry demand to eliminate the PBOF

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SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

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) said that the wind floater is a TLP concept and has been designed for the full life cycle, including in-place conditions, as well as wet tow with the wind turbine installed, and mooring hook-up phase.The AIP demonstrates the successful design of the floater, compliant with ABS’ design standards, said the offshore oil and gas company.“We are very proud

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i-Tech Services Earns Inspection Classification Approval

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, said its Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) capabilities have been certified to deliver to guidelines set by American Bureau of Shipping, DNV-GL, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.UWILD is required to ensure the structural and operational integrity of a marine asset while on location. i-Tech Services’ inspection division performs these tasks using the latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV) imaging, cleaning and tooling technologies to deliver safer, more cost-effective subsea inspections for all types of assets.Conducting these surveys

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Floating Offshore Wind Turbine Design Passes ABS Review

The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.   “UMaine is pleased that its innovative design became the first floating wind turbine concrete semisubmersible hull to be reviewed by ABS, and found to meet the ABS requirements,” said Dr. Habib J. Dagher, P.E, UMaine Composites Center executive director and principal investigator.    “After 10

First Subsea gets ABS 2009 Approval for larger R4 steel forgings up to 562mm diameter. (Photo: First Subsea)

ABS Approves First Subsea's Large Scale Steel Forgings

Subsea mooring specialist, First Subsea, has achieved American Bureau of Shipping ABS 2009 Approval for its larger R4 steel forgings up to 562mm diameter. These are the largest diameter forgings to have received the approval, and set the benchmark for Offshore Mooring Accessories with forged bars to the requirements of ‘ABS Guide for Offshore Mooring Chain (2009)’, section 1.9 Special Subsea Mooring Connectors.   The ABS 2009 Certification of Offshore Mooring Chain (updated 2014) specifies the requirements for materials, design, manufacture, and testing of offshore mooring chain and

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Rogue Wave Ahead

, the algorithm computes a probability that the group will turn into a rogue wave within the next few minutes.   “It’s precise in the sense that it’s telling us very accurately the location and the time that this rare event will happen,” said Themis Sapsis, the American Bureau of Shipping Career Development Assistant Professor of Mechanical Engineering at MIT. “We have a range of possibilities, and we can say that this will be a dangerous wave, and you’d better do something. That’s really all you need.”   Sapsis and former postdoc Will Cousins

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