ABS to Class First Self-elevating Unit Built in Qatar

By Eric Haun
Wednesday, August 27, 2014

ABS, a provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, was selected by Nakilat-Keppel Offshore & Marine (N-KOM) to class its LB310S liftboat, the first ever self-elevating unit built by the shipyard and the first built in Qatar. The project also will be the first offshore newbuild project undertaken by the ASME and API accredited shipyard.

Customized for the Middle East and North Africa region, the LB310S will be a four-legged liftboat capable of field transit and elevated operations in water depths to 65 meters. The liftboat will be built to comply with ABS classification requirements for self-elevating units, including the DPS-0 notation. In addition, lifesaving, fire and gas detection, firefighting, navigation and communication systems will be installed to comply with SOLAS, the IMO MODU Code, ABS and flag State requirements.

With a presence throughout the Middle East for more than 35 years, ABS reports a growing market share across the region as its classed fleet continues to expand there.

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