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The project is proposed to have several working groups with a clearly defined scope to produce the deliverables of the project. A working group will be managed by one dedicated lead from one of the participating class societies. All JIP participants can nominate 1-2 people for each working group. The technical QA within each working group will be the responsibility of the class society with the lead for the working group.

The working groups will cover the four areas "Structure", "Piping", "E&I" and "Lifting equipment".

In Phase III, the working groups for "Structure" will be managed by DNV GL and BV, "Piping" by DNV GL, "E&I" by ABS and "Lifting Equipment" by Lloyd's Register. DNV GL is nominated as Program Manager.

The Steering Committee will be established with assembly of representatives from each JIP participants to whom the management of the project has been authorized. The Steering Committee has the power to make decisions on behalf of the project. The Steering Committee shall ensure that the project is implemented in accordance with the JIP Agreement and addresses the concerns and interests of the JIP Participants and shall establish a forum for discussion and communication.

A Technical Reference Group (TRG) is nominated with representatives from each shipyard review and providing feedback on the IOSS deliverables before its formal submission to the Technical Advisory Group (TAG).

The Technical Advisory Group will be nominated by the JIP participants to provide feedback on the deliverables. The Technical Advisory group should if required also contribute to providing recommendations in case there are any disagreement related to the technical content of the IOSSs. The Technical Advisory Group should consist of members with a broad representation from the oil & gas industry including oil majors and engineering companies.

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