Offshore Containers For Sale
According to the BS EN-12079:2006 standard set by the European Committee for Standardisation, offshore containers may be defined as portable units designed for multiple uses when transporting goods and/or equipment between fixed/offshore installations and ships. So, in essence, they are built quite differently compared to regular shipping containers as they conform to a higher standard.
With their robust nature and more rigorous standards, ‘offshore containers for sale’ are also known as DNV containers – the DNV 2.7-1 certification was first published in May 1989, with the most recent version dating back to June 2013.
The standard was established to define the minimum technical and safety requirements to be used as a base on which containers can be certified as per the IMDG code. So, in a nutshell, it’s very important that your offshore containers carry the DNV 2.7-1 certification as it tells you that the container has been built and tested to withstand rough use – e.g. in the event it comes into contact with or gets banged against ships and oil rigs while undergoing transportation from ship-to-platform.
Therefore, whenever you need equipment or materials to be transported to offshore structures like wind farms and oil rigs, always make sure that you chose DNV offshore containers, as they have been built to withstand the daily rigours and wear-and-tear or even ‘abuse’ when it comes to transportation between ships or ship-to-platform.
What does the DNV certification actually mean?
DNV happens to be the world’s largest, most well-known classification authority for the maritime industry, responsible for covering a total of 13,175 vessels and MOUs (mobile offshore units), which equal 265.4m gross tonnes! Let’s think about that for a moment – that’s 21% of the global shipping and freight market, and 65% of the offshore pipelines around the world are designed and installed as per DNV standards.
This should give you a fair idea of how serious DNV is about setting the gold standard for offshore shipping containers. That’s why it’s important to always choose DNV 2.7-1 containers for offshore use as it ensures that your goods, equipment, and materials will always be safe when being moved offshore.
How do I choose the right DNV offshore containers?
Good question! There are many types of DNV offshore containers for sale.
The DNV 2.7-1 standard for offshore containers covers a huge range of unit types and sizes, ranging from as little as 4ft baskets through to 47ft baskets, and everything in between such as a Half Heights, Waste Skips and Tanks.
Just to give you an example, you may choose offshore refrigerated container, also known as a reefer container, to transport perishable goods such as food and pharmaceuticals.
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