“We are proud to have served as the CVA at the forefront of offshore wind energy development in North America,” adds ABS Group Director of Renewables Torsten Muuss. “Through our technical inspection and verification services, ABS Group is committed to supporting safer, more reliable assets and operations for the global renewables industry.”
Design verification is a critical part of project development and plays an important role in maintaining incident-free operations, according to Rain Byars, ABS Group Principal Engineer and Project Manager for Block Island. “ABS Group’s independent assessment of the design, fabrication, and installation of the wind farm provided lessons learned in understanding offshore wind project risk,” she says. “These insights will contribute to improving the project development process.”
ABS Group has more than 11 GW of offshore wind experience worldwide, with extensive experience providing services to some of the largest wind farms offshore the UK and Germany. The Company also provided an offshore wind inspection safety and risk assessment to the U.S. Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement with recommendations as to how to promote safer, more reliable wind inspection activities on the U.S. Outer Continental Shelf.
As the trusted risk management advisor to the global offshore wind industry, 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. The company leverages over four decades of experience assessing offshore oil and gas facilities.