ABS and Keppel partner in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations
In an Industry first, ABS partnered with Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) in developing the first two new build Drilling Rigs with Smart Notations. One of the rigs, which was delivered earlier this year for work in offshore Mexico, is already online with its performance being monitored from Singapore, the company said in its release.
In line with issuing the ABS Guide for Smart Functions for Marine Vessels and Offshore Units, Keppel O&M is recognized as the first shipyard group to integrate smart functions into rigs.
Demonstrating ABS and Keppel leadership in offshore digital technology, the rigs utilize data collected from a range of sensors monitoring machinery and structural health to improve their performance.
As part of a Joint Development Project (JDP) with Keppel, ABS refined its methodology to verify and validate Smart Functions, supporting a more data-centric approach to survey after construction and ultimately assisting rig owners to move to a rig-specific Condition-based Class approach.
ABS and Keppel will continue to work together in this JDP on a variety of projects covering a wider range of vessel types and assets.
In 2018, ABS introduced comprehensive guidance providing the marine and offshore industries a goal-based framework to enable data-driven decision making based on smart technology. The ABS Guidance Notes on Smart Function Implementation support data infrastructure development, enabling health and performance monitoring and augmenting vessel operations leading to more informed decisions in support of fast-moving environmental requirements. The guidance sets an actionable framework for owners, operators and equipment manufacturers to take smart steps today in preparation for an environmentally sustainable future.
ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.
About Keppel Offshore and Marine
Keppel Offshore & Marine is a global leader in offshore rig design, construction and repair, ship repair and conversion, and specialised shipbuilding. It integrates and harnesses the experience and expertise of yards and offices in 15 countries to be near customers and markets. Driven by innovation and a capable people with the Can Do! spirit, Keppel O&M strives to become a builder of distinction in every aspect of its business.