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?
Gangaraju Kunapo, Principal Subsea Engineer, Mubai
What do you do at ABL?
I work as a Principal Subsea Engineer at ABL Group, based out of Kakinada, Andhra Pradesh on the East Coast of India. I assist in the Business Development of operations on the east coast of India. My area of expertise is mainly focused in engineering document technical reviews for our marine warranty survey (MWS). I am also actively involved with the onshore and offshore attendance for critical activity as per project requirements.
What inspired you to go into the field you are in?
I am inspired most by the variety of work we carry out in the region in the offshore field. We are involved in the entire process, from Engineering reviews, witnessing loadouts, towage approvals, to ensuring that the installations are carried out safely as per agreed procedures. For deep sea installation, the installations are carried out with highly innovative advanced technologies like Survey systems, SAT Diving operations and or using ROV.
What do you enjoy about working at ABL?
Before joining ABL, I worked in several different roles in the industry, including installation engineering, field marine operations and project management roles for EPC projects. I was always excited to work on the MWS activities as they cover a broad range of marine operations, from engineering reviews, to the operations, commissioning and safe delivery of the projects by covering the risk mitigation.
ABL Group provide the opportunity to work with cutting-edge technology with commercially viable options.
I am also passionate about ABL’s market sustaining strategies, including new acquisitions and growing technologies, and as well as our charge in the upcoming power alternatives of wind and green energy solutions.
What is the most exciting aspect of the energy transition for you?
I have always been excited about the energy transition, especially how technology is developing to replace the fossil fuels with renewable energies such as wind, solar, and bio fuels. I am most excited about the development of ocean energy as an alternative energy for cleaner and greener future.
What do you enjoy in your spare time?
I like to spend time with family and friends, and pursue my passion for organic farming.