ABS awards AIP for HD12000 drillshipVessel & ROV News // January 21, 2015
ABS has awarded approval in principle (AIP) for Hyundai Heavy Industries' HD12000 wide beam drillship design.
The drillship, which can accommodate a 20,000-psi blowout preventer, was designed in full compliance with the ABS Guide for the Classification of Drilling Systems (CDS Guide) and other applicable ABS Rules and industry standards.
The HD12000 drillship will be capable of operating in 12,000ft (3,658m) of water with a drilling depth to 40,000ft (12,192m).
With an innovative hullform, the design is based on HHI proprietary technology and includes enhanced dynamic positioning (DPS-3) capability through reduced hull resistance and thruster interaction, improved motion performance in maximum roll angle, and reduced wave resistance in transit.