Developed by working with major offshore industry clients, ABS has released a revised sustainability guide expanded with offshore asset compliance requirements.
The updated ABS "Guide for Sustainability Notations" addresses topside functions on offshore assets such as emissions and discharge based on feedback from ABS clients including Exxon Mobil, SBM and MODEC.
The guide outlines how carbon reduction technologies such as zero-flaring and zero-methane slip policies can enable assets to receive the SUSTAIN-2 notation. The ABS-classed Liza Unity FPSO for Exxon Mobil in Guyana was the first FPSO in the world to receive the SUSTAIN-1 notation from ABS.
“As the leading class for offshore assets worldwide, ABS has a key role to play in supporting the industry through the energy transition. The revisions to the guide are a key component of that and an example of how together we can develop a more sustainable industry,” said Miguel Hernandez, ABS senior vice president, global offshore.
Earlier this month, ABS announced it is supporting development of Malaysia’s first offshore supply vessel to feature an innovative vessel design and battery system. The vessel will be designed to ABS Rules, with ABS New Technology Qualification procedures applied to assess the Blue G battery system, a power source that can be charged by generator sets onboard or from the shore.