Life-Cycle Services


ABS has worked with the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard and other government ship-owners to support global force projection, coastal defense, research, survey and logistics operations.  ABS supports all aspects of government fleets of vessels, from design to construction and sustainment, delivering trusted technical services and solutions for over 100 years. 

Contact us for more information on our comprehensive portfolio of services.


Preliminary Conceptual Design Phase

  • Training (Rules/Standards Application, Surveys, Regulatory Requirements)
  • Analysis of Alternatives
  • Processes and Criteria Development
  • Conversion and New Construction Concepts
  • Preparation of Specifications and Technical Data Packages
  • Engineering Studies
  • Reliability Studies
  • Novel Concepts Review
  • Approval in Principal/ Statements of Compliance
  • Comparative Naval Architecture
  • Ship Design Standards Development and Revisions
  • Ship Code Compliance – ANEP 77 Consultative Services

Detailed and Contract Ship Design Phase

  • Naval Architecture (Analysis and Verification)
  • Marine Engineering (Analysis and Verification)
  • Systems Engineering (Analysis and Verification)
  • Human Factors and Safety
  • Design Validation
  • Vendor Coordination
  • Finite Element Analysis
  • Seakeeping Analysis
  • Fatigue Analysis
  • Regulatory Consulted Services
  • Virtual Tow Tank Testing
  • Computational Fluid Dynamics
  • Stability Engineering Analysis and Support

Construction and Assembly Phase

  • Production Engineering Support
  • Shipyard Construction and Repair Survey Report
  • Vendor Certifications
  • On-site Survey Support
  • Dry-dock Classification or Compliance Certification
  • Engineering and Survey QA/QC for Non-ABS Class Ships

Commissioning and Testing

Operations and Sustainment

  • Service Life Evaluations
  • In-service Technical Support
  • Other Life-cycle Engineering
  • Energy Audit Services
  • Repair, Maintenance, and Sustainment Support
  • Condition Assessments
  • Performance and Condition-based Programs
  • Planned Maintenance Programs
  • Failure Review Board Support (To Include Forensics When Needed)