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Discover the latest news from ABS Group. Browse upcoming events and view recent announcements, achievements and milestones.

Press Releases

ABS Group Concludes Acquisition of Safetec Nordic AS

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. concluded its acquisition of Safetec Nordic AS, with a signing ceremony attended by senior ABS, ABS Group and Safetec management in Trondheim, Norway, on January 5, 2012.

News

Safetec Awarded Frame Agreement with Statoil

As part of a strategic alliance with NES Global Talent Norge AS, Safetec, an ABS Group company, has been awarded a four-year frame agreement with Statoil ASA to deliver HSE technology and HSE management services.

IIOC Aerospace College Meets In Madrid

The Independent International Organisation for Certification's (IIOC) Aerospace College met to discuss changes and certification body related matters planned for the Aerospace series of standards.

World Accreditation Day 2015

ABS QE recognizes June 9, 2015 as World Accreditation Day, a global initiative established by the International Accreditation Forum and the International Laboratory Accreditation Cooperation.

Events

ESREL Conference

Smarty Mathew John, ABS Group Manager of Innovation Research, and James Alexander, Principal Engineer for Safety, Risk and Compliance, will present at the 2016 European Safety and Reliability (ESREL) Conference. They will discuss the paper "Improving BOP Reliability and Availability Through RAM Analysis and Expanded FMEA Scope," which provides an overview of a holistic approach to BOP systems that can help achieve operational continuity and availability goals. 

Automotive Industry Action Group Quality Summit

ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE), an ABS Group company, will exhibit at the 2016 Automotive Industry Action Group (AIAG) Quality Summit. The event will focus on helping global OEMs, system suppliers, part suppliers, raw material suppliers and service providers adapt their systems and prepare personnel for the changing automotive landscape. Visit ABS QE representatives at booth 13 to discuss how integrated management systems, vendor and supplier assessments, training and other certification services can help improve the efficiency and quality of your assets and operations. 

Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Symposium

Steve Arendt, ABS Group Vice President for Global Oil, Gas and Chemicals, will present on "Lessons Learned from Recent U.S. Onshore and Offshore Accident Investigations." Arendt has more than 35 years of experience in process safety and risk management and has performed hundreds of process safety/HSE analyses, risk assessments, audits and accident investigations on a variety of global oil, gas, chemical and related industry processes. ABS Group will also exhibit at the event.  

Platts 18th Annual Financing US Power Conference

ABS Group will exhibit at the 18th Annual Financing US Power Conference hosted by Platts. The conference will highlight a variety of topics on the current state of the US power market for utilities, financiers, developers and analysts. Visit the ABS Group booth to learn more about our comprehensive due diligence support for power plant acquisitions and other solutions that can help mitigate risk and improve efficiency. 

IADC Critical Issues Middle East

ABS Group Manager of Innovation Research Smarty Mathew John, Alistair Moat, ABS Consulting Services Manager for the Middle East, and Andrew Quillian, Principal Engineer for Quantitative Risk Analysis, will present at the IADC Critical Issues Middle East Conference and Exhibition. Their paper, titled "Validating Managed Pressure Drilling System Integrity Through Risk Assessments and Barrier Analysis," addresses a systematic risk assessment approach for validating MPD system integrity at multiple levels. Best practices, lessons learned and an introduction to an approach on barrier analysis will also be discussed. 

POWER-GEN International

Thomas Adams, ABS Group Vice President for Power Business Development, and Robert Parker, ABS Group Senior Security Consultant, will present papers at the POWER-GEN International Conference hosted by PennWell. Adams will speak on "Best Practices for Combined Heat and Power Development" on Wednesday, December 14, at 9:30 am. Parker will address safety, risk and compliance management in his presentation "Beyond NERC Compliance: Broader Implications for Safety and Cyber Security in the Power Sector," which is scheduled for Wednesday, December 14, at 1:30 pm.  
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