ABS Consulting Collaborates in R&D Consortium to Advance Offshore Wind Technology and Services in Taiwan

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ABS Consulting will exchange technical insights with leading Taiwanese research, testing and certification bodies to further offshore wind capabilities.

ABSG Consulting Inc., a subsidiary of ABS Group of Companies, Inc., has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to collaborate with a consortium of research, testing and certification bodies in Taiwan and advance technical knowledge and offshore wind capabilities in Asia’s second largest offshore wind market. The MOU was signed by a third party certification team organized by Taiwan’s Bureau of Standards, Metrology and Inspection, which includes CR Classification Society, Ship and Ocean Industries R&D Center, Metal Industries R&D Center in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, Electronics Testing Center, Taiwan, Taiwan Electric Research and Testing Center, and Taiwan Institute of Economic Research.

This collaboration with leading Taiwanese stakeholders will promote the exchange of technical information in the areas of offshore wind inspection and verification, safety and risk management and certification, as well as technology innovation.

"As a trusted technical advisor and independent verifier, ABS Consulting is committed to providing guidance for promoting the safety and reliability of renewable operations in Taiwan as the country expands its wind farm capacity," says Todd W. Grove, ABS Group Chief Executive Officer. "Through this MoU, we will collaborate with Taiwan’s major research facilities to foster industry knowledge and share our lessons learned from developing some of the world’s largest offshore wind farms."

With over 11 gigawatts (GW) of offshore wind project experience, ABS Group subsidiaries provide technical services in the areas of design verification, quality assurance, mechanical integrity, equipment certification. In addition to these engineering capabilities, ABS Consulting and other ABS Group subsidiaries have provided risk-based guidance for wind safety and environmental risks and inspection procedures to government regulators worldwide. Since 2014, ABS Consulting has served as the Certified Verification Agent for the first U.S. offshore wind farm.

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (http://www.abs-group.com), through its operating subsidiaries, including but not limited to ABSG Consulting Inc., provides technical advisory and certification services to support the safety and reliability of high-performance assets and operations in the oil, gas and chemical, power generation, marine, offshore and government sectors, among others. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 1,300 professionals in over 30 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS (http://www.eagle.org), a leading marine and offshore classification society.

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