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ABS supports FLNG concept

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ABS and Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) have agreed to support safety and apply class guidance to a conceptual floating LNG (FLNG) unit.

The project is planned to commence at the end of May 2017 for a period of 12 months. ABS will review the conceptual design to the applicable class requirements and provide guidance to support safety during development.

ABS Executive Vice President of Global Offshore, Ken Richardson, said: “We are pleased to sign this agreement and work with DSME to support new innovations and technology advancements in the offshore industry […] As gas continues to play an increasingly important role in the global energy mix and industry looks to develop new resources, ABS remains committed to its mission of advancing safety.”

DSME COO of Offshore Business Unit, Jang-Jin Kim, added: “By partnering with ABS, we are able to apply their best-in-class standards and leverage their extensive experience in the offshore sector […] Successful construction of the world’s first FLNG, ‘SATU’, in 2016, is further proof of DSME’s technological excellence. Working with ABS as our advisor, we will be able to develop an effective design with robust safety and enhance the LNG value chain.”

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