ABS provides classification services for the industry’s first floating production system, the first FPSO in U.S. waters, the first semisubmersible production unit, the first production spar, and verified the first TLP operating the Gulf of Mexico.
We have a strong presence worldwide with the following types of floating production units.
ABS classed the first FPSO in U.S. waters in 1978 and continues to develop proprietary tools for the site-specific evaluation of dynamic load components, hull strength and fatigue assessments.
ABS has been involved with classing three generations of spar design improvements, from classic or deep-draft caisson to truss spars and cell spars.
ABS verifies that pipelines, risers and umbilicals supporting FPIs are designed, fabricated and installed according to approved designs and sound industry practice.
ABS has been involved with tension-leg platform (TLP) technology from the outset and has been instrumental in developing appropriate class standards. ABS has classed the full range of TLP designs.
ABS has decades of experience classing purpose-built and converted production semisubmersible platforms for deployment in deepwater fields.
ABS recently joined Petrobras, MODEC, and Standard Chartered Bank in a digital roundtable discussion to explore the key transformations for FPSO project success and sustainability.
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