DNV GL issues marine warranty standard

Offshore staff

HOVIK, Norway – DNV GL has published what it says is the industry’s only standard for the warranty approval of marine operations.

The standard is the first to deploy a digital solution that provides users with information most relevant to a specific project. 

DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine operations and marine warranty documents design and operational requirements for the temporary phases in the development of offshore assets including transportation by water. It covers the entire value chain, from fixed steel and concrete platforms and FPSOs to subsea operations, pipe and cable lay, and offshore wind.

Kim Rolfsen, global service area leader - Noble Denton marine services, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, said: “The new standard combines best practice including legacy DNV’s strengths in technical and analytical detail, and legacy GL Noble Denton’s practical guidance on avoiding technical pitfalls.”

Industry professionals can submit details about the type of asset, operation and structural code, using the MyDNVGL customer portal. The company’s online Standards Wizard will then select the pertinent information from the standard.

Mike Hoyle, Head of advanced engineering - Noble Denton marine services, UK, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, explains: “This avoids industry professionals having to sift through a 500-page standard to look for information relevant to their project. The wizard generates a simple and clear document showing the elements of the standard needed to get on with the specific job.”

The common standards, which have been developed with input from companies in the marine sector, also give greater flexibility to industry professionals than before. For example, users can follow either the LRFD or ASD/WSD structural assessment approach when using the standard to plan and execute marine operations.

Det norske oljeselskap ASA has awarded two frame agreements to DNV GL for verification, inspection, and HSEQ services. The contract period is for four years with potential to extend.


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