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Boats and davits

Compliance

​​​​​​​Ensured performance through high tech compliance processes


VIKING Norsafe leads the industry in the development of equipment which is assured to perform on a particular installation, at a specific location, in harsh weather conditions.

We have engaged with high technology partners to develop compliance processes and methods which can provide safety critical verifications. The tools created for this design and verification are technically exclusive to VIKING Norsafe and mean that equipment can be defined to Performance Standards.

VIKING Norsafe has the widest range of products approved to Norwegian Offshore Performance Standards, which includes three free-fall lifeboats and davit systems, four conventional lifeboats and davits and three rescue boats and davits. This enables us to use ALARP ("As Low As Reasonably Possible") risk assessment of LSA Equipment as part of daily safety processes.

DropSimTM free-fall launch verification

Exclusive to VIKING Norsafe, DropSimTM technology is based on an extensive development project consisting of CFD Analysis, model testing in 1:13 and then 1:4 scale in test tanks.

It is used to simulate the launch trajectory of free-fall lifeboats from host locations in all conceivable conditions - thousands of launch cases are generated to prove that the free-fall lifeboat installation is statistically demonstrated.

The result from DropSimTM are compiled and verified by full scale testing including monitoring as required in DNVGL-ST-E406. Full scale acceptance testing - to verify the findings of DropSimTM - is completed either onboard or at VIKING Norsafe Academy. Hereby avoiding schedule issues and crew risk.


DropSim free-fall lifeboat launch angles

DropSimTM free-fall launch study: Launch angles



DropSim free-fall lifeboat launch trajectory

DropSimTM free-fall launch study: Launch trajectory



Free-fall lifeboat testing in wave tank VIKING Norsafe

Free-fall model testing in  wave tank

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Free-fall lifeboat testing in wave tank VIKING Norsafe

Free-fall model testing in wave tank​​​​​​​​​​



DavitSim conventional lifeboat launch verification VIKING Norsafe

DavitSimTM conventional lifeboat launch verification



DavitSim conventional lifeboat launch verification hit points, VIKING Norsafe

DavitSimTM conventional lifeboat launch verification: Hit points



DavitSim conventional lifeboat launch verification water entry, VIKING Norsafe

DavitSimTM conventional lifeboat launch verification: Water entry



DavitSim conventional lifeboat launch verification finite element analysis, VIKING Norsafe

DavitSimTM conventional lifeboat launch verification: Finite Element Analysis



DavitSim conventional lifeboat launch verification dummy testing, VIKING Norsafe

DavitSimTM conventional lifeboat launch verification: Dummy testing



DavitSim conventional lifeboat launch verification seating verification, VIKING Norsafe

DavitSimTM conventional lifeboat launch verification: Seating verification


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DavitSimTM - conventional lifeboat launch verification

Exclusive to VIKING Norsafe, DavitSimTM technology allows operators to verify that occupant safety is equivalent to free-fall lifeboats, meeting DNVGL-ST-E406.

This is achieved by simulations of human injury prediction for conventional lifeboat launch from the host installation - showing safe lowering, hook release and sailaway

Learn more about


  • Winterization
    How we ensure your equipment performs in winter and polar conditions
  • Testing
    How we do full scale onshore testing of free-fall lifeboats
  • Operation and maintenance
    How VIKING Norsafe equipment reduce risk and complexity when you operate in the offshore environment

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