Offshore Renewables Marine Warranty Surveyors
ABL Group is the pre-eminent provider of Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the renewable energy industry, with a particularly strong track record and legacy in supporting offshore wind farm development from the early stages of this technology. We have acted as MWS on over 90 offshore wind farms, both fixed-bottomed and floating, across Europe, North America and Asia, contributing to 34GW of installed capacity. Our MWS activities have covered every scope – foundations, turbines, cables and offshore substations, and are provided at development, operations & maintenance (‘O&M’), and decommissioning phases.
Experts in offshore wind MWS
ABL Group brings together a broad range of marine, engineering and design capabilities in offshore wind and other marine renewable energy sources, to provide a comprehensive package of MWS and marine assurance support to ensure the most efficient and cost-effective delivery of your project. We maintain an active and constructive dialogue when providing advice and approvals to developers, underwriters, and engineering & construction contractors to ensure that planning and procedures are well developed and implemented in parallel to what MWS guidelines would deem within an acceptable level of risk.
ABL Group has worked with the industry to develop warranty guidelines tailored to offshore wind farm construction. Our engineers and master mariners carefully review, comment upon and help refine transportation and installation procedures for wind farms, to support timely and safe construction.
Transportation and installation vessels are surveyed to ensure they are seaworthy and suitable for their role. By attending on-site for the first key operations, our specialists can provide the necessary assurance and will warrant and approve that the first of each of the key operations is conducted safely and in accordance with the approved procedures.
ABL Group then monitors repeat operations to ensure that any changes to the operational procedures are promptly detected. This system of procedural and engineering reviews, confirmation of the suitability of installation vessels and attendance for the first key operation can minimise the cost to the insured by ensuring safe, efficient and claim free construction.
MWS for all offshore renewable technology
We cover all types of offshore renewable energy production:
- Offshore and floating wind
- Floating solar photovoltaics (Floating solar PV)
- Tidal energy
- Wave energy