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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

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.

ABS classification services are constantly evolving to meet the needs of changing demands in offshore operations. We fund research initiatives around the world and use the results to pioneer efforts to maximize efficiency and environmental sustainability in offshore operations.

Our offshore services include 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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Dropped Object Prevention

ABS has raised the bar on “best practice” by publishing the first-of-its kind class standard.

The new ABS Guide for Dropped Object Prevention for Offshore Units and Installations includes a program of requirements and best practices to protect assets, personnel and working environments from dropped object incidents.

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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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