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SNAME Honors ABS Technical Leaders

Senior Engineer Harry Ren (Photo: ABS)

ABS Director James Bond and Senior Engineer Harry Ren have been named Fellows of the Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers (SNAME).“ABS relies on being able to offer the very highest levels of industry expertise in order to continue to deliver outstanding services to clients and industry support.

New Arc7 Class Arctic vessel Heads for Yamal LNG Facility

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A new ice-breaking liquefied natural gas (LNG) tanker of the Arc7 class, the Nikolay Yevgenov, is due to arrive this week in Sabetta, the Arctic Russian port of Novatek's Yamal plant, Refinitiv shipping data showed on Monday.The tanker is off the west coast of Ireland at the moment, having left the

LR Gets Italian RO Status

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The maritime classification society Lloyd’s Register (LR) has been awarded recognized organization status by the Italian flag administration and is now authorized to issue statutory certification on its behalf to all seagoing ships sailing with the Italian flag.In line with its new RO status,

RINA Reports 2018 Revenues at $491 million

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The 2018 consolidated financial statements for RINA S.p.A., approved today, reveal revenues of $491 million in line with the previous year and an EBITDA of $57 million.RINA concentrated on improving performance during 2018, achieving a 9% year-on-year increase in contribution margin to 19.3%, and on maximizing the company’s potential.

BV Releases Optimum Survey Planning

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With the release of Optimum Survey Planning (OSP) Bureau Veritas continues to develop more efficient tools to support classification and statutory surveys and audits. The new application moves planning of surveys from a reactive to a proactive approach, providing a recommendation of the most convenient

DNV GL Grants AiP for Hyundai's FLNG Barge

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Classification society DNV GL has announced that it has awarded Hyundai Heavy Industries with an approval in principle (AiP) for the design of a jetty-moored nearshore floating LNG (FLNG) barge.DNV GL reviewed the design based on the feasibility of constructing the FLNG barge using standard shipbuilding rules and techniques, said a release.

DNV GL, WindServe Ink Deal for U.S. Wind workboat

DNV GL has secured a classification contract for WindServe's new Crew Transfer Vessel.WindServe Marine, LLC (WindServe) has awarded DNV GL a contract for classification of one purpose-built offshore Crew Transfer Vessels (CTVs) for Ørsted North America (Ørsted). The contract covers the construction of the BMT-designed vessel,

ABS Unveils 'Smart Guide'

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A new guide published by ABS aims support the development of smart functions and condition-based approach to optimized performance that will help marine and offshore owners and operators capitalize on their operational data.Through the analytics that they provide, smart functions can proactively manage asset health and performance,

AEGIR-Marine Wins NK Class Type Approval

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AEGIR-Marine assigned with an NK Class Type Approval. The newly certified seal assembly will be available for customers worldwide as of today. They are an addition to our Type Approval from several other major classification societies.For the NK Class Approval AEGIR-Marine performed a 2,000 hours

IRClass Classification for 54 BSF Vessels

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The Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has secured an order for providing classification services for nine floating border out posts (FBOPs) and 36 patrol boats of the Border Security Force (BSF).IRClass, a 'Preferred Partner' to the Indian Navy, has considerably increased the range of its

KR, Oldendorff, GSR Pact for IHM Certification

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The Korean Register (KR) of Shipping has entered into an agreement with the  dry bulk shipping company Oldendorff Carriers and GSR Services for the development and certification of Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) for Oldendorff's fleet for meeting tight EU - deadlines.The classification

Grandweld Delivers Four Crew Boats to KOC

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Grandweld Shipyards, fully integrated shipyard based in Dubai, has delivered four crew boats to Kuwait Oil Company (KOC).The UAE Grandweld will build six pilot boats in addition to four crew boats for KOC, under the contractual agreement signed in May 2017.Five boats have been delivered and the remaining five will be delivered in June 2019.

DNV GL Certifies Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

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Norwegian testing and advisory company DNV GL said it awarded the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with the project certificate.The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie) standard BSH7005

ABS Teams with Industry on Boxship Safety

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ABS and representatives from the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) form a joint industry project to develop best practices for carriage of dangerous goods.   ABS and leaders representing the Cargo Incident Notification System (CINS) are teaming up to develop actionable recommendations

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