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ABS working to support the African oil industry, with a strong focus on Nigerian clients AS A GLOBAL leader in offshore classification and the number one classification provider in Nigeria, ABS plays an important role towards assisting its clients in evaluating compliance and improving efficiency and environmental sustainability in offshore operations. In addition to traditional class and certification services, ABS offers Nigerian clients independent, third-party verification for integrated software quality management, subsea systems and a broad spectrum of associated technologies that support long-term energy sustainability and advance its mission to promote the security of life, property and the natural environment. ABS offers clients in Nigeria the full range of its data, digitalisation and cyber security services. The company can also help owners reactivate offshore units from lay-up into active service. As offshore units have become more complex in design and construction, a robust inspection and maintenance strategy is important to keep the platform in operation and compliant with increasing standards for safety and environmental protection. ABS offers Electronic Survey Planning, powered by operational data so many problems can be prevented or fixed with minimal interruption. Data insights facilitate less intrusive surveys and risk-based inspections.

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ABS is working hard for clients operating offshore in Nigeria.

The company has extensive experience guiding owners and operators in the use of alternative energy sources to power vessels while still complying with environmental requirements and meeting operational demands. “ABS is the leading classification society operating in Nigeria and provides ongoing classification to eight FPSO’s operating offshore Nigeria. We also provide classification to numerous drilling units and OSV providers,” said Richard Taylor, ABS area manager. “We are seeing a growth in the number of indigenous companies entering the maritime services sector, which is good news for local employment and the local economy.”

Oil Review Africa Issue 6 2018  
Oil Review Africa Issue 6 2018