ABS, Seatrium extend partnership with three-year decarbonization, digitization deal for offshore industry

May 12, 2024

(WO) – ABS and Seatrium have enhanced their long running partnership on marine and technology projects with the signing of a three-year Technology Collaboration Agreement (TCA) at the Offshore Technology Conference (OTC).

Photo Caption (Seated L to R): Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman and CEO; Chris Ong, Seatrium CEO (Standing L to R): Miguel Hernandez, ABS Senior Vice President, Global Offshore; John McDonald, ABS President and COO; Mark Gainsborough, Seatrium Chairman

Entitled “Accelerating Decarbonization and Energy Transition,” the agreement is the foundation for further collaboration on a succession of projects under four broad themes: decarbonization, electrification, new energies and digital transformation.

The agreement aims to support the commercialization of a broad range of technological advancements and solutions, green retrofit products and services such as carbon capture, electrification and energy efficiency measures.

“Together, ABS and Seatrium have a remarkable history of pioneering the technological frontiers in the marine and offshore industries. Our shared vision for the future, combined with our twin cultures of innovation and collaboration mean we are well placed to safely deliver the rapid technological advance our industry needs if we are to meet emissions targets and capitalize on the opportunities offered by decarbonization and digitalization,” said Christopher J. Wiernicki, ABS Chairman and CEO.

Chris Ong, CEO of Seatrium, said, “Seatrium is making significant strides in our visionary approach to engineering a sustainable, low-carbon energy future. This progress is achievable through pivotal industry collaborations with organizations like ABS. We are more than just partners; we are natural allies united by a shared mission and driven by a powerful vision for a sustainable future.”

The TCA is the latest step in a long running collaboration between ABS and Seatrium, which has seen the two companies deliver a succession of industry firsts. ABS recognized Seatrium as the first shipyard group to deploy smart technologies in its operations, in compliance with the ABS Guide for Smart Technologies for Shipyards, and the ADMARINE 686 was the world’s first self-elevating drilling unit (SEDU) to be awarded the ABS SMART (SHM) notation.

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