DNV helps clients to ensure an adequate safety and reliability through offshore classification, thus providing assurance that requirements laid down in applicable rules and regulations are met during all phases of the asset's design, construction and operation.
The operation of Mobile Offshore Units (MOUs) for the exploration and production of offshore oil and gas reserves poses tough challenges with regard to documentation of acceptable safety standards. MOUs include semi-submersibles, jack-ups, drill ships, FPSOs, TLPs, SPARs and other types of deep draft floaters. Requirements are set both by shelf state authorities based on local rules and regulations as well as flag state authorities based on common requirements from the International Maritime Organisation (IMO).
Other stakeholders such as financial institutions, shareholders, insurers and society at large have similar focus on safety and reliability of such units. Accidents are not tolerated in the modern society. DNV helps clients to ensure an adequate safety and reliability through offshore classification, thus providing assurance that requirements laid down in applicable rules and regulations are met during all phases of the asset’s design, construction and operation.
Basis for classification is DNV’s own rules, which have been developed over decades. These rules combine the most advanced theoretical evaluations with our longstanding experience with ships and offshore units operating in the marine environment. They also incorporate relevant internationally recognised industry standards for specific safety issues.
DNV Offshore Classification establishes basic rule requirements based on theory and experience for Mobile Offshore Units, and later verifies that the required safety standards are designed and built in, observed and maintained through the offshore unit’s life cycle.
Activities typically include:
By choosing DNV Offshore Classification the client is ensured:
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DNV’s classification services assure owners, authorities and other stakeholders that the facility complies with classification rules and requirements independent of location. A flexible regime enables that appropriate rules and criteria are used and an optimum design verification approach is applied.
The fabrication survey and commissioning activities will ensure yards and owners that the unit is built in accordance with DNV class rules and relevant statutory requirements.
Systems or equipment delivered from around the world must be certified to class and regulatory requirements before they arrive at the yard or site for subsequent installation and integration. By ensuring that equipment and systems comply with correct specifications and have the right certificates, we help you to avoid unnecessary delays.
The combination of DNV’s tailor-made In-service Inspection Program (IIP) and regular surveys ensures that units are maintained at a satisfactory level, thereby safeguarding life at seas.
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