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New edition of NORSOK N-003 Actions and actions effects

Edition 3 of NORSOK N-003 Actions and action effects (N-003:2017) is now published and available.

NORSOK N-003:2017 is applicable to all types of offshore structures used in the petroleum activities. It is written for the design of new facilities on the Norwegian continental shelf (including the continental shelf of Svalbard), but the principles may also be applicable for other areas.

The document specifies general principles and guidelines for determination of characteristic actions and action effects for design, assessment and verification of structures. Based on recent offshore experience and research Edition 3 emphasize topics as cold climate actions (sea ice, icebergs, icing and snow), accidental actions due to ship collision risk, hindcast data as basis for design and air gap recommendations.

Read more about the changes from the previous edition.

Last updated: 2017-04-18