Global Maritime

Risk in Design

Design and construction of rigs, vessels, or offshore structures entails considerable potential risk. This risk must be managed at an early stage to avoid significant delays, or costly changes to the design or construction, and to ensure efficient operation of the unit. Offshore construction projects are time-to-market sensitive, and delays, whether due to poor design or non-compliance with authority regulations, could have significant impact on profitability, contract obligations, and operational efficiency. 

Global Maritime provides the expertise, experience, and tools required to carry out risk assessments during any project phase (concept, design, or construction), to ensure short time-to-market and efficient operations.


Services include:


Technical safety engineers are normally involved in the study and engineering phases, to ensure that important safety requirements are included in the design. Our experienced engineers are able to provide engineering support to ensure that various systems meet regulations and company requirements. 



To be able to ensure and document safe and efficient operations, we apply different, unit specific risk assessment techniques, including:

-  Detailed quantitative risk assessments

-  HSE studies

-  TRA, QRA, and EPA (based on Norwegian PSA regulations)

-  Safety case development, based on UK-HSE regulations and IACD Guideline

-  Written Scheme of Verification

-  Barrier assessments and major accident risk management

- Unit relocation assessment and due diligence

-  Norwegian Maritime Authority assessments

-  IMO, ISM, and ISPS code assessments



Fire and Explosion Risk Analysis (FERA) involves quantification of the probability of accidental fire and explosion events, and their consequences.  Impact on personnel and installations is predicted according to type of consequence (fire, explosion, smoke, and gas), and its likelihood to occur.


Simplified approach:

Using PHAST, we can conduct fast estimates of gas or exhaust dispersion, radiation from fires, and explosion.


Detailed simulation using CFD:

To look further into the consequences, we offer detailed simulations of Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). These analytical studies provide more accurate information than PHAST calculations, but are more time consuming.



Relevant Experience

Hex Box Concept Design Study

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Preline - Closed Containment System

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Offshore Fishfarm Design

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North Sea Fishfarm

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