The ABS Practical Considerations for Regulatory Compliance in Brazil provides guidance on navigating the unique regulatory environment in Brazil.

At the same time, ABS offers the BRZ and BRZ+ notations to provide owners, operators, designers, and shipyards with a design and construction-focused approach to help achieve compliance with domestic regulations for Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) units and Floating Production Units (FPU) operating in Brazilian Jurisdictional Waters.

With the FPSO market in Brazil evolving, ABS also offered notations to navigate the regulations and clarify the requirements for FPSO construction and design in Brazil.

Specifically, the BRZ notation covers basic physical requirements to be implemented in the design and construction stages of the floating facility project. The BRZ+ notation expands the coverage of requirements and includes a larger set of regulations from different agencies to better assist operators in the project development phase.

Brazil operates a complex regulatory regime with multiple agencies involved

highlights Matt Tremblay, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Offshore.

Additionally, the ABS Practical Considerations for Regulatory Compliance in Brazil will be available in June 2020.