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ABS supports DSME on FLNG concept

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ABS has announced that it has signed an agreement with Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co. (DSME) to support safety and apply class guidance in the development of a conceptual floating LNG (FLNG) unit design.

Ken Richardson, ABS Executive Vice President of Global Offshore, 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.”

The project is scheduled to start at the end of May, and will last for a full year. ABS will review the conceptual design to the applicable class requirements and provide guidance to support safety during development.

Jang-Jin Kim, DSME COO of Offshore Business Unit, said: “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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