German Agency Accepts ABS Group for Offshore Wind Farm Certification
February 10, 2011
Houston, Texas—ABS Consulting announces that its affiliate, ABS Group Ltd., has been accepted as a certification body for offshore wind turbines and farms by the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH).
The appointment allows ABS Group Ltd. to perform project certification according to the BSH Design of Offshore Wind Turbines standard. The Bundesamt für Seeschifffahrt und Hydrographie, or Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency, approves offshore wind farm development projects in the German North Sea and Baltic Sea.
The BSH design standard specifies requirements for offshore wind turbine construction and ensures that all installations and structural components are certified. This certification is required for installation and operation of offshore wind turbines in the German Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ).
"Germany is one of the most important and fastest growing offshore wind markets in Europa so we are proud to be a member of the BSH expert group," said Jan Behrendt Ibsoe, Vice President, Renewable Energy for ABS Consulting. "We look forward to assisting clients in the planning and realization phases of their offshore projects by using our team's extensive offshore experience and knowledge."
The primary focus for ABS Consulting in the renewable energy sector is on the wind energy market, where the company will provide life cycle services for wind energy assets with a particular focus on consultancy services and condition monitoring as well as quality management for operational wind farms. Focus areas will include specific markets such as the US, China and South America as well as the global offshore wind energy market.
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