This project continues ABS Group’s collaboration with our clients on new technologies and approaches in the offshore wind market.
Houston TX (PRWEB) October 08, 2015
ABS Group Ltd. (ABS Group), a leading provider of project certification and quality assurance services for offshore wind assets, has issued its certification of the design basis for Ocean Resource Ltd’s innovative Sea Breeze Gravity ”float-out-and-sink” offshore wind turbine foundation system. ABS Group issued its certification in accordance with the relevant standards, including IEC 61400 and the ABS Guide for Bottom-founded Offshore Wind Turbine Installations published by ABS Group’s parent organization, American Bureau of Shipping.
As part of its certification scope, ABS Group reviewed the current design basis for the foundation system and provided comments and recommendations to Ocean Resource Ltd that they will incorporate into the next phases of design.
Dr. Lewis Lack, M.I.Mech.E., C.Eng., Commercial Director for Ocean Resource Ltd commented, “the Sea Breeze concept promises to dramatically lower installation costs and risks as well as lessen environmental impacts for offshore wind turbine projects by allowing modular foundation construction, quayside final assembly, simplification of offshore installation work, and easier decommissioning processes. We were glad to find in ABS Group a qualified and experienced certification body to provide us with valuable input during the Certification of Sea Breeze Offshore Wind Turbine Foundation Design Basis.”
“We are pleased to have worked with Ocean Resource Ltd on this ground breaking project,” said Thomas Adams, Vice President of Power Business Development for ABS Group. “When fully developed, the Sea Breeze foundation design will offer significant advantages to future offshore wind projects. This project continues ABS Group’s collaboration with our clients on new technologies and approaches in the offshore wind market.”
ABOUT ABS GROUP
ABS Group of Companies, Inc. and its affiliated companies provide technical services to support safe, reliable and high-performance assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 2,000 professionals in over 30 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), a leading marine and offshore classification society.
ABOUT OCEAN RESOURCE LTD
Based in Caldicot, across the water from Bristol, Ocean Resource Ltd designs complex offshore structures including their unique autonomous Buoy systems, and self-installing platforms and gravity bases. Services include design, engineering, project management, installation, commissioning and operation of offshore facilities worldwide. Ocean Resource Ltd supports the development of renewable energy sources, such as wind, wave, current and tidal, through their offshore renewable energy brand “Xanthus Energy” which has developed the Sea Breeze foundation concept.