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Fabien Thomas

Head of MWS Services


Naval Architect


MWS, Towage and Sea Transportation, Topside Integration, Station-keeping, Mooring, Heavy Lift, T&I, MWS, Offshore Renewables, Cable, WTG




Specialised in Offshore Oil & Gas and Renewables Energy MWS Projects, covering Transport & Installation (T&I) Operations and Marine Services. Head of MWS Services department in ABL Paris since October 2022, in charge of coordinating a team of MWS professionals to respond efficiently on our different MWS projects and support the growth of the office.

Fabien joined ABL in 2015, acting as Senior Naval Architect and MWS Project Manager in both Oil & Gas and Renewables Energy projects. Has conducted desk reviews of marine procedures and naval architectural and structural analyses in support of MWS approvals and casualty expertise. Familiar with DNVGL code & marine industry standards. Reviewed calculations and documentation for load-out/in operations, towage and sea transportation, station-keeping operations, mooring and hook-up activities, heavy lifts and topsides integrations, offshore installations, vessel surveys, and salvage of damaged assets. Has attended meetings and onshore & offshore operations – to authorize and supervise the construction and installation phases (including loading, offloading and hook-up operations) of various projects in both shallow and deep waters.

Fabien was previously a Naval Architect working for a leading EPCI company. He was technically in charge of naval architecture discipline on different projects for floating units (FLNG, FPSO) and fixed conventional platforms, at different project levels (conceptual, FEED or EPCI).