Bureau Veritas to class and certify KAOMBO FPSOs for Saipem

Bureau Veritas has been awarded a contract by Saipem to provide classification and certification services for the two KAOMBO FPSOs for service off Angola. The US$4bn project for the FPSOs was awarded to Saipem by Total for the engineering, procurement, installation and commissioning of two converted turret-moored Floating Production Storage and Offloading units (FPSOs) for […]

ABS opens Beijing office

ABS, a provider of classification services to the marine and offshore industries, has announced the opening of a new office in Beijing. This move shows ABS’ determination in expanding best-in-class service for the Chinese market. This new office will allow further collaboration with government, industry, academic institutions and research organisations and is part of ABS’ […]

BIMCO seeks clearer picture on biofouling

BIMCO has today launched a survey to find out the real picture on the methods ship owners and operators are using for the treatment of biofouling, and the performance of the various methods on different ships and over varying time periods. Aron Sørenson, Chief Marine Technical Officer at BIMCO, who is leading the study, said: […]

Gazprom and Sovcomflot expand cooperation in LNG transportation

Gazprom and Sovcomflot have named the new state-of-the-art 170,000m³ liquefied natural gas carrier (LNGC) Pskov, after one of the oldest Russian cities. The ship will be chartered to Gazprom Global LNG (GGLNG) under a long-term contract. The LNGC Pskov is the second vessel in a series of high-specification, ice class Atlanticmax LNG carriers that have […]

ClassNK releases annual report on Port State Control

Classification society ClassNK has released its annual report on Port State Control. Port State Control (PSC) inspections have been proven as a highly effective tool for eliminating sub standard ships that may be in operation , ensuring maritime safety as well as reducing maritime pollution. In recent years, a large number of port states have […]