ABS Group Awarded Multi-Year Quality Surveillance Contract for the Nordsee One Offshore Wind Farm
(Houston) ABS Group Ltd., a leading provider of project certification and quality surveillance services for offshore wind farms, was recently awarded a multi-year quality surveillance and inspection services contract by Nordsee One GmbH (The project is owned by Northland Power Inc. (85%) and RWE Innogy GmbH (15%)) for the Nordsee One offshore wind farm project. Located in the German North Sea, the wind farm is the first phase of what will be one of the world's largest offshore wind energy facilities, with an expected total output when completed of around 1,000 megawatts (MW).
The contract will involve quality surveillance and inspection services relating to the fabrication, manufacturing and installation of the Nordsee One project to confirm that the components and construction meet all of the applicable standards and Nordsee One's quality requirements. ABS Group will deliver the services in multiple manufacturing locations and offshore over the procurement and construction phases of the project, scheduled for 2015 through 2017.
"We have selected ABS Group as partner for our quality surveillance, because we believe ABS Group is one of the best surveillance companies in the offshore wind sector. We're pretty sure that ABS Group will bring a great value to the project," said Tim Kittelhake, Managing Director of Nordsee One GmbH.
ABS Group has previously supported RWE Innogy with various services for the Nordsee Ost project, carrying out inspections, quality monitoring, root cause analyses, and method statement review for the turbine foundations and a HVS jacket.
"We are pleased to have earned the trust and confidence in receiving this significant contract on the Nordsee One project," said Thomas Adams, Vice President of Power Business Development for ABS Group. "This assignment continues our growth as a leading provider of certification, inspection, and quality services in the global offshore wind sector."
About ABS Group
ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com), through its operating subsidiaries, provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 30 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.