ABS and Topaz Energy and Marine, together with the State Maritime Agency under the Ministry of Transport, Communications and High Technologies of the Republic of Azerbaijan (ASMA), have announced the implementation of a digitally-powered condition-based survey project, which aims to extend vessel drydocking periods by 50%.
Topaz is in the process of transforming its fleet to a condition-based class model, with the entry of Caspian Voyager, Topaz’s largest modern Platform Supply Vessel (PSV) in the Caspian, into the new Extended Dry-Docking (EDD) scheme part of this transition.
The programme will extend the vessel’s maximum dry-docking period from 5 to 7.5 years, ABS says, by allowing the vessel to undergo In-Water Surveys (IWS).
“This agreement is a milestone in our journey towards digital transformation. At Topaz, we focus relentlessly on ensuring the quality and safety of our operations,” said Martin Helweg, Chief Operating Officer, Topaz Energy and Marine.
“We aim to be a best-in-class, reliable, innovative service provider to our customers and we believe that with our partners, ABS and ASMA, we are making yet another step in the right direction to provide the tools necessary to achieve this.”