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Offshore operations and assets

How DNV can help you solve key industry challenges

DNV offers a wide range of services for the entire spectrum of offshore vessels and units. We place particular focus on the specific requirements and operational profiles of the different vessel types. The vessels shown below are just a few examples of the types that our expertise covers.

Floating production storage and offloading units (FPSO)

As oil prices remain low, the pressure is high to make production as cost-effective as possible. In remote locations and in deep waters, the use of floating production storage and offloading units (FPSOs) is gaining renewed importance. They eliminate the need for long-distance pipelines to an onshore facility and can be easily moved to a new location. To prove your asset can handle its task safely and reliably, DNV offers reputable FPSO classification services.


Self-elevating units

Self-elevating units can be in a floating or fixed position depending on their operational status. This dual nature is unique in the mobile offshore unit segment and requires a focus on specific market needs and an understanding of typical design solutions. Thanks to seamless integration with the site assessment services of DNV Noble Denton, DNV offers a single portal to renowned classification, design and site assessment experts around the world.


Wind turbine installation vessels (WTIV)

With the growing demand for more environmentally friendly energy generation, the importance and popularity of offshore wind farms is rapidly rising. Thus, the need for reliable wind turbine installation vessels (WTIVs) meeting operational requirements is more significant today than ever before. DNV’s long track record in the industry is reflected in our dedicated rules and standards. These provide a foundation for business decisions and operational trade-offs.


Offshore service vessels

This special vessel type has a number of tasks to fulfil. Not only does it transport various different supplies to offshore structures and then back to land, it also has to accommodate the crew for an extended period of time. Furthermore, an OSV has to manage rough conditions at sea and yet remain on schedule as far as possible to keep production running. The partly hazardous cargoes pose further challenges to ensuring safety for the environment and personnel.