Wednesday, June 6, 2012

ABS Completes Feasibility Study of Floating Wind Turbines off US Coasts

ABS, a leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, said this week it has concluded a study on the technical feasibility of

June 6, 2012
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Tuesday, May 22, 2012
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Larger, Deeper, and More Efficient – Offshore Technology Centers Provide Solutions to Shipbuilding Challenges

By Neville Smith Asian shipyards are moving into added value offshore fabrication and construction and ABS is aiding the transition through the work of its

May 22, 2012
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Monday, May 21, 2012
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ABS in the Far East | Planning Ahead to Meet Future Requirements For Efficient Shipping

– By Neville Smith Current high fuel prices and progressive regulation are acting as a two-prong driver for greater energy efficiency among shipowners.

May 21, 2012
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Friday, May 18, 2012
Engineering News

ABS in Asia – Innovation Despite the Downturn

– By Neville Smith Like their shipbuilding and shipowning clients, classification societies are contending with tough market conditions and an uncertain

May 18, 2012
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Thursday, May 17, 2012

ABS to Class New Ensco DS-8 Ultra-Deepwater Drillship

ABS says it has been selected by Ensco as the class society for a new advanced-capability, ultra deepwater drillship to be built at the Samsung Heavy

May 17, 2012
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Friday, April 27, 2012
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Executive Changes Announced at ABS, Wiernicki Hands over COO Duties

In response to their continued global expansion, American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has strengthened its executive leadership team with the election of Tony

April 27, 2012
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Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Engineering News

Shell Takes Delivery of the New Ice-Classed M/V Aiviq, ECO’s Largest and Most Advanced Vessel to Date

Shell Exploration and Production says it has taken delivery of the M/V Aiviq (pronounced ‘eye-vik’), a 360-foot ice class anchor handler built by

March 27, 2012
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Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Engineering News

LNG Fueled Ships: Recent Technical and Regulatory Developments

By Sean Bond, ABS Director of Environmental Solutions The potential of LNG to be a ‘fuel of the future’ for the shipping industry is a subject we

February 15, 2012
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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

ABS Celebrates 150 Years of Service

(Washington, DC—) ABS celebrated its 150th anniversary in Washington, DC on January 31 and was recognized by Members of Congress for the classification

February 14, 2012
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Monday, January 30, 2012

ABS to Class Harvey Gulf’s Dual Fueled OSVs

Harvey Gulf International Marine has selected ABS as the class society for its four new dual fueled LNG-powered offshore supply vessels (OSVs) being

January 30, 2012
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Thursday, November 17, 2011

DNV Responds: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix – Agreed

The following is a response to a recently published article here on gCaptain titled “ABS Chief: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix” where

November 17, 2011
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Tuesday, November 15, 2011
Engineering News

ABS Chief: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix

Development of in-house ‘green ship’ designs by class societies risks creating conflict of interest with their core safety role. (Houston,

November 15, 2011
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Thursday, October 27, 2011

ABS To Strengthen Energy-Related Research In Korea

U.S. classification society ABS has laid out initial plans for strengthening its ties to the Korean maritime industry, announcing today the society will be

October 27, 2011
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Thursday, September 8, 2011

ABS Releases Piracy Pocket Guide

Classification society ABS says it is creating a pocket-sized quick reference guide to be used by ships’ crews when transiting high risk areas for

September 8, 2011
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Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Sweeping Management Changes at ABS

(Houston, TX—) A sweeping series of management appointments at ABS, effective 1 July, will position a new generation of executives who will help define

June 1, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011

ABS Provides Comprehensive Guidance for Drilling Systems

Class society ABS announces the release of its enhanced Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems which provides a comprehensive approach to classing

May 2, 2011
Total Views: 139

Tuesday, April 26, 2011
Engineering News

CLASS: US Flagged Liftboats designated as Wind Turbine IMR Units

ABS just released news about two US-flagged liftboats that have been specified with their Wind IMR notation.  Per ABS code, a Wind Turbine IMR Unit is

April 26, 2011
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Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Another record year for American Bureau of Shipping

(New York, NY—) Class society ABS Chairman, Robert D. Somerville, reported another record performance in fleet size during 2010 at Tuesday’s annual

April 13, 2011
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Monday, March 21, 2011

ABS and HHI evaluate LNG carrier designs and containment systems for Arctic operations

Houston, TX—) Class society ABS has been collaborating with Korea’s Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) to evaluate the basic design and containment

March 21, 2011
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Tuesday, February 15, 2011

ABS announces new CEO

ABS Announces Christopher J. Wiernicki to Become CEO, Robert D. Somerville Remains as Chairman (Houston, TX—)  ABS President and Chief Operating Officer

February 15, 2011
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