DNV GL outlines regulations for floaters in U.S. waters.

Position::Offshore - Brief article

In the first comprehensive overview of its kind, classification society DNV GL has mapped out what is necessary to be in compliance with U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) requirements to operate FOIs, FSOs and FPSOs in U.S. waters.

The document called "Verification for Compliance with United States Regulations on the Outer Continental Shelf," followed USCG's policy letter last year, accepting approval plans and inspections from the class societies DNV GL, Lloyd's Register and ABS as the basis of USCG approval.

However, differences in the accepted rules and standards, and the subsequent variety in the complementing requirements from the Code of Federal Regulations (CFRs) led to uncertainties among operators, both about requirements and final...

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