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  • 2017 July 2 00:09

    ABS wins Royal Canadian Navy service contract

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been awarded the Non-Combatant Class Society (NCCS) contract by the Canadian Department of National Defence to provide classification and certification services for the Royal Canadian Navy’s non-combatant vessel fleet.

    The contract establishes ABS as the classification society for all non-combatant vessels in service with the Royal Canadian Navy. The contract allows Canada to leverage ABS’s unique experience in naval non-combatant vessel design, inspection and support to operations, including the Service Life Evaluation Program (SLEP), Naval Ship Code compliance as published in the NATO Allied Naval Engineering Publication (ANEP) 77, and classification services under the ABS Guide for Building and Classing International Naval Ships, Rules for Building and Classing Steel Vessels and Rules for Building and Classing High-Speed Naval Craft.

    ABS will assist the Canadian Department of National Defence in transitioning its non-combatant vessels to a Naval Materiel Regulatory framework that leverages the expertise of a renowned classification society, with the first phase of the program focusing on services for the Kingston and Orca vessel classes as well as the auxiliary fleet, which engages in tug, diving and range support operations. In support of the future fleet, ABS will also play a key role in transitioning the Harry DeWolf and Queenston class vessels into Canada’s Naval Materiel Regulatory framework to help ensure the safe and efficient operation of these vessels once delivered to the Royal Canadian Navy.
     
    About ABS
    Founded in 1862, ABS is a leading international classification organization devoted to promoting the security of life and property and preserving the natural environment through the development and verification of standards for the design, construction and operational maintenance of marine and offshore assets.




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