ABU DHABI -- DNV has assigned a Full Term Classification Certificate to the Bravo oil loading terminal in the Middle East, according to ZADCO.
Bravo is a single point mooring oil loading terminal, which will be offloading crude oil from the Zirku field, northwest of Abu Dhabi. The 12.5-m (41-ft) by 4.8-m (16-ft) buoy with Catenary Anchor Leg Mooring (CALM) system can handle up to ultra-large shuttle tankers. The oil terminal is designed for 25 years continuous in-water service and 5 m (16 ft) overtopping hydrostatic load above the hull top deck.
In addition to the Bravo, the company is seeking classification for its Alpha terminal.