InterMoor Inc., an Acteon company, has extended its capabilities and service range by becoming the first U.S.-based company to achieve certification under Det Norske Veritas (DNV) 413: Service Suppliers Engaged in Renewal Survey Examination of Mooring Chain Intended for Mobile Offshore Units.
This means that InterMoor Inc. can now inspect, certify and recertify mooring chains and related components such as connecting links and wire rope for mobile offshore units that have or will have DNV classification (DNV-OSS-101 and 102). There is also scope to include water blasting of chain, visual inspections, measurements and mechanical and non-destructive testing.
Such certification shows that InterMoor Inc. has qualified and certified inspectors as well as written procedures for training, performance, application, control, verification and reporting. Approval under the certificate is for three years, and renewal audits are conducted at the end of the period.
The service will be available in the Gulf of Mexico, Central and South America, and West Africa and will be headed by operations coordinator Bruno Amann. InterMoor Inc. currently has five qualified inspectors with plans for more in the near future.