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ABS, Keppel Define JDPs to Accelerate Innovation

ABS is pursuing multiple major joint development projects (JDPs) with Keppel Offshore & Marine Technology Centre (KOMtech). The JDPs will include topics such as special purpose rigs, data analytics, and subsea technology.

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Best-in-class Offshore Services

For more than 150 years, ABS has contributed to safety in the marine industry. Everything we do is aimed at safeguarding life, property and the environment.

At ABS, we know what it takes to break new ground and conquer the unknown. We were the first class society to venture offshore, certifying the world’s first mobile offshore drilling unit in 1958 and classing the first jackup, semisubmersible, drillship, FPSO, TLP and spar. Almost three-quarters of the world’s offshore drilling units and half of floating production units are ABS classed.

ABS classification services continue to evolve to
meet the needs of tomorrow’s offshore operations. With more than 200 technology research initiatives underway at our headquarters in Houston and in our R&D centers around the world, ABS engineers are leading pioneering efforts to maximize efficiency and environmental sustainability in offshore fleet operations.

ABS remains at the forefront of offshore asset design review, maintenance and life extension. We provide independent, third-party verification for integrated software quality management, subsea systems and a broad spectrum of associated technologies that support long-term energy sustainability and advance our mission to promote the security of life, property and our natural environment.

ABS Offshore Resources

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Jackup, OSV

Jackup Safety

The key to safety in jackup operations is constant risk management. This white paper presents some of the challenges facing the global jackup fleet along with the research and development (R&D) efforts ABS has undertaken to address those challenges.


Classification Services

For more than 150 years, ABS has been at the forefront of maritime safety. Today ABS is a global leader in classification services to the marine and offshore industries.

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Statutory & Certification Services

Whether you are seeking certification to statutory requirements or for your management systems, ABS has the experience and capabilities to meet your needs.

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Asset Performance

Holistic solutions to help owners and operators meet regulatory requirements while improving overall asset performance.

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