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Vahana Offshore Makes History with ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification from ABS Quality Evaluations

June 13, 2022

On May 19, 2022, ABS Quality Evaluations (ABS QE), a world-leading certification body, awarded ISO 50001 Energy Management Certification to Vahana Marine Solutions DMCC (Vahana Offshore), a world-class operator and service provider for offshore works located in the United Arab Emirates. Vahana Offshore is now the first and only self-propelled jackup barge owner company in the world to achieve this certification, validating its environmental policies to ensure that there is a system in place to use energy wisely.

As a leader in the field of energy certifications, ABS Group is proud to make history with Vahana Offshore as they set a sterling example in doing their part to manage energy and reduce CO2 emissions and their carbon footprint.

"As the concern for climate change continues to rise, it has become a corporate responsibility for organizations to invest in energy efficiency," said Dominic Townsend, President of ABS QE, the Business Assurance and Management Systems Certification subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group). "We are proud to work with Vahana Offshore as they set a sterling example of going above and beyond required legislation to achieve their environmental goals and reducing their overall carbon footprint."

ISO 50001 was originally released by ISO in June 2011 and is suitable for any organization, irrespective of its size, sector or geographical location. This standard seeks to introduce a system for energy management with a commitment to continually improve energy performance over time.

About Vahana Offshore

Vahana Offshore (M) Sdn. Bhd., founded in 2014, is the first Malaysian company to own and operate its own fleet of Self-Propelled Jack-Ups/Liftboats for offshore works. The company was founded by Tan Sri A K Nathan, a successful and globally renowned entrepreneur who is recognized for his contributions and achievements in the engineering, construction, power and petrochemical plant industries in Asia and the Middle East.

About ABS Quality Evaluations

ABS Quality Evaluations, Inc. (ABS QE) is a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. ( As a world-leading certification body, ABS QE works with companies to improve the performance of their business, systems, people and supply chains through management systems certification, verification, training and assessments, including supply chain and cybersecurity. ABS QE’s global network of auditors plays a crucial role in helping organizations achieve business excellence and obtain the necessary certifications to get products and services to market.

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