ABS publishes report assessing US infrastructure readiness for offshore wind

ABS has published a report evaluating the U.S. offshore wind industry’s readiness to deliver the 40 GW of offshore wind capacity the International Energy Agency estimates will be installed by 2040. “Offshore Wind Report, Positioning for U.S. Expansion: U.S. Ports … Read More

ECO to Construct First Jones Act Compliant, ABS Class SOV

Edison Chouest Offshore (ECO), a provider of marine transportation solutions, says it will engineer, construct and operate the first U.S.-flagged Jones Act offshore wind farm service operation vessel (SOV) ever ordered will be built to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) … Read More

World first for Tasik Subsea DSV with ABS Covid-19 safety notation

Tasik Subsea DP3 dive support vessel Southern Star is the first ship in the world to receive IDM-A (Infectious Disease Mitigation – Arrangements) class notation from U.S. classification and technical advisory ABS. Following the outbreak of the worldwide pandemic, American … Read More

ABS, partners launch study on potential of ammonia as marine fuel in Singapore

Americal classification society ABS, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore, and the Ammonia Safety and Training Institute (ASTI) have joined forces on a study of the potential of ammonia as a marine fuel for Singapore. Titled Ammonia as a Marine Fuel in … Read More

ABS joins International Windship Association

American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has joined the International Windship Association (IWSA), the not-for-profit organisation that promotes and helps facilitate the uptake of direct wind propulsion solutions for commercial shipping. The move is being announced as ABS increases its involvement with … Read More

SHI rolls out ship design featuring infectious disease prevention solutions

South Korean shipbuilder Samsung Heavy Industries has won approval in principle for a ship design that is fitted with technology for the prevention of the spread of infectious diseases during ship operations. The design is of particular importance having in … Read More

Damen fast crew supplier obtains ABS approval in principle

Damen’s fast crew supplier (FCS) 2710 has received approval in principle from the American Bureau of Shipping (ABS). To achieve approval, Damen has modified the design of its standard FCS 2710 to meet the U.S. requirements. It is now said … Read More