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ABS Group and ABS Share Offshore Wind Knowledge in Taiwan

May 21, 2018

ABS and its subsidiary ABS Group recently held an Offshore Wind Farm Seminar for more than 70 offshore wind professionals at shipbuilder CSBC's offices in Kaohsiung, Taiwan.

The seminar, built on ABS Group and ABS' global offshore wind experience and services, examined potential issues in developing offshore wind projects in Taiwan including design, construction, installation, certification, quality assurance and risk assessment of typhoons and earthquakes.

"We are proud that CSBC invited ABS Group and ABS to share our insights in support of Taiwan's emerging wind energy market as we continue to strengthen our footprint in the global offshore wind industry," says Torsten Muuss, Director of Global Renewable Energy for ABS Group. "Based on our safety and risk assessments for 11+ GW of offshore wind projects globally, and as the Certified Verification Agent for the first U.S. offshore wind farm, we believe we bring a significant contribution to this emerging market."

"ABS has a strong relationship with the Taiwanese Shipping community and we are eager to extend that to the offshore wind sector, assisting operators and producers in meeting the required certification scope set forth by IEC 61400-22 requirements and the ABS Guidelines for Building and Classing both Floating and Bottom-Founded Offshore Wind Turbine Installations," says Pier Carazzai, ABS Global Business Development Director. 

Suresh Bheema, ABS Group Senior Vice President of Technical Inspection and Verification, added that the seminar was an opportunity for ABS Group to summarize the Company's lessons learned having served as the independent, third-party Certified Verification Agent for the Block Island Wind Farm, the first U.S. offshore wind farm.   

With a long history of assessing offshore oil and gas facilities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf and Gulf of Mexico, ABS Group provides multi-disciplinary technical consulting and independent engineering capabilities in the areas of project certification, verification, quality assurance, inspection and owner's engineering/advisory services for the global offshore wind industry. Learn more about our solutions for the Power and Energy sector.

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About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (, 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 1,000 professionals globally. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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