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  • 15 January 2019

    Classification and technical advisory services provider ABS has granted an Approval in Principal (AIP) to Neptun Ship Design for its Wind Turbine Transport Vessel design, said to be the first to support transporting parts for turbines greater than 9MW. The 178m long Blue Azurit design allows wind turbine manufacturers to produce full length welded towers […]

  • 30 October 2012
    Business & Finance

    Leading classification society ABS officially inaugurated the ABS Korea Energy Technology Center (KETC) in Busan, South Korea, on 19 October 2012. ABS President and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki joined senior representatives of the Korean shipping and shipbuilding sectors and academia to celebrate the official opening of the ABS KETC, ABS’ first global energy center. Researchers […]

  • 9 December 2013
    Business & Finance

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, is establishing an office in Houston’s Energy Corridor near the intersection of Interstate 10 and Highway 6. The new facility will co-locate members from ABS engineering, project management, technology and business management, allowing ABS to better serve its client base in this significant […]

  • 5 February 2013
    Business & Finance

    ABS, a leading provider of global classification services, has announced it will relocate its Northern European regional marine operations office from London to Hamburg, Germany. “This relocation is part of ABS’ ongoing effort to place our frontline decision makers closer to our clients and be more responsive to their needs,” says ABS President and CEO […]

  • 8 November 2013
    Business & Finance

    ABS has announced that it has appointed Dr. Richard Korpus as Chief Scientist, Computational Fluid Dynamics (CFD). Mr. Korpus will support the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) and the organization through his focus on developing and applying CFD technology. “We see technology as the road forward,” says ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. Wiernicki. “It is […]

  • 29 October 2013

    ABS Group will exhibit at EWEA Offshore Wind Energy Conference and Exhibition November 19 to 21 in Frankfurt, Germany. ABS Group, located at stand 31E80, will showcase how the company combines decades of onshore and offshore experience to help clients receive the greatest return on their wind energy investment by offering services for each life […]

  • 17 August 2012

    ABS, one of the world’s leading classification societies, has signed a letter of intent for cooperative research and development projects with the South China University of Technology (SCUT) through the ABS China Offshore Technology Center (COTC) in Shanghai. ABS Vice President of Offshore Technology Bret Montaruli and Vice President of SCUT Zhu Min, recently signed […]

  • 15 August 2012

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has provided certification services for the design, fabrication and installation for the first WindFloat facility. The WindFloat Aguçadoura unit is a 2 MW floating wind turbine moored in slightly less than 50 m water depth 4 km offshore the northern Portuguese coast. The […]

  • 11 March 2015
    Business & Finance, Environment, Technology

    ABS has granted approval in principle (AIP) to Maryland-based OTEC International LLC (OTI) for its 5–7 megawatt ocean thermal energy conversion (OTEC) Floating Power Plant (FPP). The FPP is designed to generate consistent electrical power for a commercial utility grid in the world’s tropical and sub-tropical zones. The FPP design uses seawater to turn solar […]

  • 6 December 2019

    The American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has granted the first Approval in Principle (AIP) to Vard for its design of a Jones Act service operations vessel (SOV). The AIP addresses a customized version of VARD 4 07 US SOV design, with primary functions including accommodation, transferring technicians to installations, as well as storing spare parts […]

  • 21 April 2015
    Business & Finance

    ABS, the provider of classification services to the global marine and offshore industries, has appointed Howard Fireman to the position of Senior Vice President (SVP) and Chief Technology Officer (CTO) in a move that strengthens alignment and generates further synergies across all of ABS’ technical programs. Fireman, who will report to ABS Chairman and CEO Christopher J. […]

  • 15 July 2011
    Business & Finance

      Pöyry Plc has completed the acquisition of parts of the engineering consulting business of Vattenfall Power Consultant AB . The business has been incorporated into a new company, SwedPower AB, in which Pöyry has 100 per cent shareholding. The parties have agreed not to disclose the purchase price. According to the final agreement, the […]

  • 18 August 2011
    Business & Finance

    Class society ABS has issued its first Approval in Principle (AIP) for a new concept renewable energy design in which a moored spar uses ammonia in a closed-cycle process to produce electrical power for a commercial utility grid. Unlike wind, tidal or solar power the advanced design for this Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion (OTEC) system […]

  • 9 October 2015

    ABS Group Ltd. has issued its certification of the design basis for Ocean Resource Ltd’s innovative Sea Breeze Gravity “float-out-and-sink” offshore wind turbine foundation system. ABS Group issued its certification in accordance with the relevant standards, including IEC 61400 and the ABS Guide for Bottom-founded Offshore Wind Turbine Installations published by ABS Group’s parent organization, […]

  • 22 September 2014
    Business & Finance, R&D, Technology

    SeaTwirl AB keeps expanding and has recently hired an Executive Assistant. Maria Olsson holds a master of science in Mechanical Engineering from Linköping University. Maria is already involved in many different areas within the company and is working hard to help SeaTwirl to become the best alternative of offshore wind power in the future. The SeaTwirl […]

  • 17 February 2016
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    ABS Group Ltd., an England-headquartered provider of technical and certification services, has received a contract to provide third-party certification and design verification services for Hexicon AB for the planned Dounreay Trì floating offshore wind farm demonstrator project in Scotland. The Dounreay Trì Project, expected to be operational in 2018, is being developed by Hexicon, a Swedish […]

  • 6 June 2012

    ABS, the leading provider of classification services to the global offshore industry, has concluded a study on the technical feasibility of floating wind turbines for the Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE). The goal of the study was to determine how floating structures and moorings would be affected by the strong interactions among the […]

  • 17 April 2015
    Business & Finance, Wind Farm Update

    ABS Group Ltd. was recently awarded a quality surveillance and inspection services contract for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm project, owned by Northland Power Inc. and RWE Innogy GmbH through the Nordsee One GmbH joint venture. The contract will involve quality surveillance and inspection services relating to the fabrication, manufacturing and installation of the Nordsee […]

  • 14 September 2017
    R&D, Technology

    Houston-based classification society ABS has completed the design review of the Front End Engineering and Design (FEED) documentation for the VolturnUS, a floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT), developed by the University of Maine Advanced Structures and Composites Center.

  • 21 August 2013

    ABS Group will host an Offshore Wind Farm Projects Seminar on October 8 at ABS House, 1 Frying Pan Ally in London. ABS Group advisors who are involved in solving technical issues in offshore projects will share their experience regarding issues throughout the entire life cycle of a project. Participants will have the opportunity to […]

  • 6 December 2017
    Wind Farm Update

    ABS Group has issued a Verification Certificate to the Rhode Island Coastal Resources Management Council (CRMC) supporting the reliable operation of the the Block Island Wind Farm, the first commercial wind farm in U.S. waters.

  • 5 May 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, Grid Connection, Wind Farm Update

    ABS Group Ltd. has received a contract to provide project certification services from DONG Energy Wind Power A/S for the planned 1.2GW Hornsea Offshore Wind Farm Project One in the UK. ABS Group’s certification scope will cover Quality Assurance/Quality Control document review and manufacturing inspection of three offshore substations (OSS) and one reactive compensation substation […]

  • 5 December 2014

    The US government recently contracted ABS Group to assist in developing inspection procedures that will ensure safe and efficient operation of these facilities. ABS Group was contracted by the Department of Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) to support the development of inspection procedures for offshore wind farms. The project will include a […]

  • 30 December 2010

    Classification society ABS announces the release of a Guide for Building and Classing Offshore Wind Turbine Installations, the first Guide to address design considerations for the bottom founded support structure of an offshore wind turbine situated in tropical storm prone areas on the US Outer Continental Shelf (OCS) such as the Gulf of Mexico and […]

  • 20 February 2015
    Business & Finance, R&D, Vessels

    Clinton Marine Survey AB has increased the fleet with another survey vessel. M/V Wind was purpose built for the Swedish Maritime Administration, as hydrographic survey vessel, at Boghammar Marin AB shipyard in Sweden. The vessel will deliver a state-of-the-art resolution to the survey market and has permanent spread for geophysical and hydrographical work to be able […]

  • 13 June 2018

    ABS Consulting, a subsidiary of ABS Group, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with a consortium of research, testing and certification bodies in Taiwan and advance technical knowledge and offshore wind capabilities in Asia’s second-largest offshore wind market.