FPSO Liza Unity nets first ABS notation

Sept. 13, 2021
ABS has awarded the world’s first SUSTAIN-1 notation to SBM Offshore’s FPSO Liza Unity.

Offshore staff

HOUSTON ABS has awarded the world’s first SUSTAIN-1 notation to SBM Offshore’s FPSO Liza Unity.

The SUSTAIN-1 notation demonstrates the vessel’s alignment with key elements of the environmental, social and governance requirements outlined in the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals.

According to ABS, awarding of the notation means that the design and construction of the unit is assessed against and adheres to the requirements of its Guide for Sustainability Notations. The guide focuses on sustainability aspects of asset design, outfitting and layout that can be controlled, measured, and assessed. These include: pollution and waste; coastal and marine ecosystems; energy efficiency and performance monitoring; low-carbon fuels; human-centered design; and asset recycling.

 Matt Tremblay, ABS Vice President, Global Offshore, said: “ABS has consistently supported industry in delivering a succession of technology firsts and leading innovation in offshore, and that continues today. This notation demonstrates how sustainability criteria can be used for offshore design and operations.

“We are proud to award the Liza Unity the first SUSTAIN-1 Notation for an FPSO, which recognizes the emphasis ExxonMobil and SBM Offshore are giving to the alignment of its construction and operation with the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals.”

The Liza Unity is the second FPSO built for ExxonMobil’s Liza development in the Stabroek block offshore Guyana. It is also the first FPSO delivered under SBM Offshore’s Fast4Ward program. The vessel has a production capacity of about 220,000 b/d of oil.