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DRILLSHIP RECEIVES FIRST ABS EHS-E ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NOTATION

DRILLSHIP RECEIVES FIRST ABS EHS-E ELECTRICAL SYSTEM NOTATION

Thursday, October 14, 2021 

Ultra-deepwater drillship Valaris DS-12 has become the first vessel in the world to receive the ABS Enhanced Electrical System Notation EHS-E, recognising that the upgraded onboard system is specifically designed to allow the drillship to optimise powerplant performance, enabling operations on fewer generators and reducing emissions.

Matt Tremblay, ABS VP Global Offshore, said: “It is great to see Valaris become the first to secure this notation, which recognises their commitment to sustainable operations and investment in advanced electrical systems to increase efficiency. As the world’s leading global offshore Class, ABS is well placed to help forward thinking operators such as Valaris achieve next generation operations.“

“With this enhanced notation, Valaris DS-12 exemplifies our company’s purpose of providing responsible solutions that deliver energy to the world. I want to recognise our engineers, ABS and thank our customer, BP, for their support. This is truly a remarkable team achievement that paves the way to more sustainable deepwater drilling,” said Gilles Luca, Valaris SVP and COO.

ABS surveyed the upgraded system and tested it to ensure it can operate on reduced generator power. The short circuit and fault ride through capability was demonstrated on board the vessel with ABS in attendance. The EHS-E notation was introduced in the ABS Guide for Dynamic Positioning Systems in October 2021.

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