ABS opens in Stavanger, Norway
Classification society ABS opened an office in Stavanger, Norway to support its growing Norwegian client base.
'For ABS it is an opportunity to better serve the industry and build upon our strong ties with the Norwegian Maritime Directorate (NMD),' said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS chief executive officer and president.
In 2009, the NMD extended its authorization to ABS to include mobile offshore drilling units. Country manager for Norway Egil Legland said he and his team look forward to building and expanding the relationships ABS has in Norway.
ABS started operations in Norway in 1991. In addition to Stavanger, the society has Norwegian offices in Oslo, Aalesund, Bergen and Kristiansand.