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Kinder Morgan Selects ABS Group to Develop Maintenance and Integrity Program for Elba Island LNG Project

June 16, 2016

Elba Liquefaction Project will leverage ABS Group's proven methodologies for implementing Mechanical/Asset Integrity Management programs.

(Houston) ABSG Consulting Inc., a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (ABS Group), has been contracted by Kinder Morgan, Inc. to develop a Maintenance and Integrity Program for the liquefied natural gas (LNG) regasification terminal at Elba Island (Elba LNG Project) near Savannah, Georgia.

ABS Group will develop the maintenance and integrity programs for the base plant, balance of plant and the terminal upgrade. The full scope of ABS Group's services cover program development and execution, including project management, strategy development and business processes, asset register, mechanical integrity (MI), preventative maintenance development, spare parts and bill of materials, as well as data asset management services.

"We are pleased to provide mechanical and asset integrity services to Kinder Morgan for the Elba LNG Project," says Charles Mitchell, ABS Group Vice President, Business Development, Oil, Gas and Chemical. "ABS Group is committed to supporting LNG infrastructure projects globally by helping operators manage asset safety, reliability and efficiency in order to maintain the integrity of their facilities and business operations across their respective enterprise."

The Elba Project will leverage ABS Group's core capabilities providing enterprise asset management (EAM), MI services and proven methodology for asset integrity management within our Asset Performance Optimization and Technical Inspection and Verification service lines. ABS Group has performed more than 330 projects worldwide supporting LNG facilities and maritime assets delivering EAM, MI, project quality management and other process safety programs and services.

"For more than 40 years, ABS Group has contributed to best practices in process safety and mechanical integrity," says Steve Arendt, ABS Group Vice President, Global Oil, Gas and Chemical. "Our technical advisors are uniquely positioned to continue supporting clients in the evolving North American LNG market as these stakeholders manage operational safety and performance with the goal of assuring project success."


About Kinder Morgan

Kinder Morgan, Inc. (NYSE: KMI) is the largest energy infrastructure company in North America. It owns an interest in or operates approximately 84,000 miles of pipelines and approximately 180 terminals. The company's pipelines transport natural gas, gasoline, crude oil, CO2 and other products, and its terminals store petroleum products and chemicals, and handle bulk materials like coal and petroleum coke. For more information please visit


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. (, 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 industrial manufacturing, oil, gas and chemical, marine, offshore and government sectors. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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