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ABS Group to Develop Intelligent Maintenance for Golar FLNG Fleet

Supported by a new CMMS, the fleet-wide strategy will help promote increased safety and reliability while strengthening the overall asset management program.

ABS Group, January 13, 2016

ABS Group subsidiary Genesis Technology Solutions, Inc. (GenesisSolutions) has been awarded a contract by Golar LNG to develop an intelligent maintenance strategy for the Company’s new fleet of floating LNG (FLNG) vessels utilizing the GoFLNG floating liquefaction technology.

As part of a fleet-wide maintenance strategy to address the safety and reliability of FLNG assets and activities, ABS Group will assist Golar LNG with implementing the Maximo computerized maintenance management system (CMMS) to support its asset management program. ABS Group will provide a model for asset data, criticality rankings, spare parts analysis, a risk-based inspection strategy, failure mode and effects analysis and a maintenance program for the first GoFLNG facility under construction, the Hilli, which will operate off the coast of Cameroon, as well as for future vessels.

"This is an important project for ABS Group and GenesisSolutions to support our clients in the growing FLNG market,” says ABS Group CEO Todd Grove. “To maximize the value to our client, GenesisSolutions will collaborate closely with our Offshore Services team throughout development of this maintenance strategy, building on their technical knowledge and experience in providing related robust offshore asset management solutions."

"We are pleased to work closely with Golar LNG to develop an intelligent maintenance strategy based on safety, risk and reliability for the Company’s next-generation FLNG fleet," adds Rob MacArthur, ABS Group Senior Vice President, Offshore. "During the past 20 years, ABS Group has developed and documented a proven way to implement asset management programs using Maximo and other intelligent systems that help drive asset uptime and productivity while simultaneously reducing OPEX costs."

"The coming years will see Golar LNG play an important role in the gas industry," says Kenneth Ruyts, Lead FLNG Maintenance and Integrity Superintendent for Golar LNG. "We are implementing a new CMMS that will become the backbone of our Asset Management Organization, and we selected ABS Group to support the rollout of this system because of their reliable expertise in various industries, especially working with FPSO vessels, and proven model for risk-based inspection, maintenance and asset management."

 

About ABS Group

ABS Group of Companies, Inc. (www.abs-group.com) provides technical and certification services to support safe, reliable and high-performance assets and operations. Headquartered in Houston, Texas, ABS Group operates with more than 2,000 professionals in over 35 countries. ABS Group is a subsidiary of ABS, a leading marine and offshore classification society. Genesis Technology Solutions, Inc. (GenesisSolutions), a wholly owned subsidiary of ABS Group, provides best-in-class maintenance and asset management to the world’s most sophisticated industrial organizations. GenesisSolutions creates operational and financial advantages for its customers by identifying and implementing measures that enhance asset reliability and increase capacity, while reducing maintenance costs and extending capital asset lifecycles. Visit www.genesissolutions.com for more information.

 


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