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DONG Energy Awards ABS Group Project Certification Contract for BKR02 Wind Farm Offshore Germany

July 7, 2016

Borkum Riffgrund 2 will be one of the largest offshore wind farms in German waters.

(Houston) ABS Group Ltd. (ABS Group), headquartered in England and a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc., a leading provider of technical project certification and quality management services for offshore wind assets, has received a contract to provide project certification services to DONG Energy Wind Power A/S (DONG Energy) for the planned Borkum Riffgrund 2 (BKR02) offshore wind farm in Germany.

Developed by DONG Energy, the BKR02 Project is expected to be fully commissioned in the first half of 2019. With a capacity of 450 megawatts (MW), BKR02 will be one of the largest offshore wind farms installed in German waters. The wind farm will be located in the German Bight area approximately 60 km north of Eemshaven.

ABS Group's certification scope will cover project quality management and document review, as well as manufacturing inspection of the offshore substations (OSS), which includes the topsides and foundations. Inspections will be carried out in several European countries.

"After being awarded the project certification scope of work for the Hornsea One Offshore Wind Farm Project in the U.K., we are proud to support DONG Energy on another major European offshore wind farm project, and one that strengthens our footprint in the German offshore wind business," says Torsten Muuss, Director of Renewable Energy for ABS Group. "This second award within two months is a testament to the confidence ABS Group provides our clients as a trusted advisor. We look forward to helping DONG Energy meet the required project certification scope as set forth by the German authority, BSH (Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency of Germany)."

About DONG Energy

DONG Energy is one of the leading energy groups in Northern Europe, headquartered in Denmark. Around 6,700 ambitious employees, including over 700 in the UK, are engaged in developing, constructing and operating offshore wind farms; generating power and heat from our power stations; providing energy to residential and business customers on a daily basis; and producing oil and gas. Group revenue was DKK 71bn (£ 7bn) in 2015. For further information, see www.dongenergy.com, or follow us @DONGEnergy on Twitter.

About ABS

ABS, a leading global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries, is committed to setting standards for safety and excellence in design and construction. Focused on safe and practical application of advanced technologies and digital solutions, ABS works with industry and clients to develop accurate and cost-effective compliance, optimized performance and operational efficiency for marine and offshore assets.   

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com), through its operating subsidiaries, provides data-driven risk and reliability solutions and technical services that help clients confirm the safety, integrity, quality and environmental efficiency of critical assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 25 countries serving the marine and offshore, oil, gas and chemical, industrial manufacturing and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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