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Offshore classification publications - October 2014

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Rules-standards
As part of our periodical review of our Offshore Classification Rules and Standards, we have just released updated standards.
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  • Keywords: Rules and standards, Maritime

Main highlights of these updates are:

  • Further refined alternative survey requirements for drilling equipment in operation; further improving our service and reducing the interference of the inspection to a minimum
  • Updated requirements for self-elevating units, specifically wrt structure and jacking systems, aligned with market expectations
A complete overview of the changes is given in the table below and the linked presentation. The last includes also persons to contact should any question remain.
Document
Title
Description of change
OSS.101
Rules for Classification of drilling and support units
Alternative survey arrangements for drilling equipment Ch.3 Sec.7
OSS-102
Rules for Classification of FPSO/FSU
Updated survey requirement for FPSO mooring chain insepction for tropical waters
OSS-104
Rules for Classification of Self-Elevating units
Updates in line with OS-C104/-C201 and D101
OS-C102
Structural design of Offshore Ships
Structural Design of Offshore Ships - Minor technical and editorial updates
OS-C104/-C201
Structural Design of Self-Elevating units (LRFD resp. WSD method)
Update requirements for rectangular spudcans, simplified for ocean transit and bottom impact and clarified structural categories
OS-C401
Fabrication and Testing of Offshore Structures
Updated wrt terminology and exempted from hearing due to quality case in first quarter 2014
OS-D101Marine and machinery equipmenRevised rles for jacking systems and minor general updates