ABS to certify Perdido spar

ABS has been chosen to act as the Certification Verification Agent (CVA) for the MMS for Shell's Perdido regional hub truss spar.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON -- ABS has been chosen to act as the Certification Verification Agent (CVA) for the MMS for Shell's Perdido regional hub truss spar.

ABS will work with the MMS, US Coast Guard, and contractors and vendors to accelerate regulatory compliance for the spar.

The company will perform technical reviews of the structural elements of the hull, topsides, mooring systems, and suction piles. It also will provide stability reviews. CVA services during integration and installation of the facility is included in the contract as well.

The Perdido spar is scheduled for installation in 2009 in Alaminos Canyon block 857 in 7,817 ft (2,383 m) of water.

6/28/2007

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