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Meet Harys Harland, Marine Engineering Surveyor, ABL Indonesia

The team at ABL Group shares the passion, vision and values for working in energy and the world’s oceans, de-risking and driving the energy transition. We are driven by the idea that the best work is born from professionalism, diligence… and fun. You know ABL Group, but do you know our team?

What does your day-to-day look like at ABL?

At ABL, every day is different bringing new challenges – but this is what is great about the job. I work with various clients to deliver engineering and consulting services to support and de-risk their operations.  With the company covering such a broad spectrum of services and with the team being so knowledgeable there are many opportunities to learn something new and develop as an individual. Saying that I always look for new opportunities to grow through my day-to-day activities.

What inspired you to join your industry?

My father played a huge role in my interest in the industry being involved in the industry himself. He firstly got me interested in engineering by always inviting me to observe and help when he was maintaining our car. Then, before completing high school, he talked to me about a career at seas and when I looked into it, I was fully drawn to it. I decided to study at Merchant Marine Higher Education, we called Sekolah Tinggi Ilmu Pelayaran (STIP) at Jakarta. After graduation I became a seaman. Middle of the year 2021 around July, I decided to work onshore and become a marine surveyor, firstly as a freelance and recently joining ABL.

Can you tell us about something exciting you are working on right now?

I’m currently working on DP trials with our DP manager from ABL Singapore, gaining new skills in this type of survey and expanding our capabilities in Dynamic Positioning for our Indonesian operations. I was also part of our recent ABL Familiarisation course by the Singapore office, coordinating with brokers and underwriters to a very successful course.

What does the future look like in energy and oceans in Indonesia?

The maritime sector in the Asia Pacific region and Indonesia specifically has been making significant strides after the pandemic. We saw the agenda of Singapore Maritime Week being dominated by decarbonisation and green initiatives – a very promising development for the future of energy and oceans in the area.

More about Harys

Position: Marine Engineer Surveyor

Office: ABL Indonesia

Hobbies: Traveling, all sports like badminton, running, volleyball, football, etc.

Favourite activity: Watching Premiere League Football

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