ABL completes scope on UAE Pilot Wind Programme

ABL has successfully completed its delivery of marine warranty survey (MWS) services for the transportation of 23 Wind farm components from China to United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the country’s Wind Programme Project

The project involved the marine transportation of 23 wind turbine generator (WTG) systems for the UAE’s pilot onshore wind farm project, to include four separate sites.  The onshore wind project is being developed by Al Dhafra for Wind Energy, a company wholly owned by Abu Dhabi Future Energy company (ADFEC- MASDAR).

ABL was appointed as marine warranty surveyor (MWS) by Power Construction Corporation of China Ltd- Abu Dhabi Branch and its entity HDEC (Huadong Engineering Corporation Limited), which was the EPC contractor engaged to engineer, construct, operate and maintain the WTGs on site.

ABL’s scope of work included reviewing, monitoring and approving the loadouts in China, the marine transportation, and discharge of all 23 WTG components in UAE. In the UAE, the components were loaded onto barges and transhipped to local ports before they were transported by land to the project sites.

ABL’s office in Shanghai, China, was contracted as the marine warranty surveyor on the project, supported by ABL’s offices in UAE, which completed the marine warranty scope in the UAE. 

“The project highlights the strength of ABL’s global footprint, with seamless warranty support provided from our Shanghai and UAE offices,” Paul Miles, Regional Practice Head of Energy Services (MENAI) said. “This project is a fantastic step forward in the transition to renewable energy in the UAE and Middle East, and we approved the safe transportation of the WTG components,”

ABL is an engineering consultancy to the marine and offshore industries, and part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA.