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ABL Launches Romanian Operations to Support Black Sea Energy

ABL, a global leading energy and marine consultants, expands its European presence with a new office in Constanta, Romania, to support the Black Sea region’s offshore energy and maritime markets. The office is managed by its Director Alexander Shterev who is Principal Surveyor of ABL Bulgaria, supported by the country manager to ABL Bulgaria, Lyubomir Djambazov.

ABL Romania’s office will provide the company’s full technical service offering, including offshore technical due diligence, rig inspections and rig moving, marine inspections and surveys, marine warranty survey, renewable energy consultancy, maritime services including ports consulting, and energy transition engineering, including expertise in carbon capture technology.

“ABL has been at the forefront of supporting the delivery of some of the Black Sea’s biggest steps in energy development, including Romania’s first offshore oil and gas project in approximately 35 years, the Midia Gas Development Project. Launching ABL Romania cements our commitment to the safe and sustainable delivery and operations of the country’s oil & gas infrastructure, whilst expanding our diverse engineering and consultancy offering to support Romania’s transition to a net-zero future”, comments Ian Cummins, Regional Managing Director for ABL Europe and West Africa.

ABL has been present in the Black Sea region since 2003, starting with an office in Bulgaria, then expanding to Turkey. An office in Romania is the next logical step. It will support the country’s oil and gas and maritime markets, plus its growing plans for renewable energy and transitionary technologies.

“Romania is an important market for renewable energy development in the Black Sea. As well as having a favourable natural resource potential, its government recognises the critical importance of diversifying its energy mix for both national and international energy security. It has therefore sanctioned supporting policies for renewable energy development. With wind, solar PV, CCUS and hydrogen all being actively looked at, we have the services and track-record to support Romania in its net-zero ambitions,” says RV Ahilan, Chief Energy Transition Officer at ABL Group, which is the parent company of ABL.

The office is located at 4th Dimitrie Cantemir Street, 2nd floor, 3rd office, Constanta, Romania 900743.

ABL is part of the global independent and leading consultancy ABL Group ASA—delivering energy, marine, engineering and digital solutions to drive safety and sustainability in renewables, maritime and oil & gas markets.

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