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ABL to provide MWS services for Black Sea project

OMV Petrom have appointed global energy and marine consultancy ABL to provide Marine Warranty Survey (MWS) services for the construction of Romania’s Neptun Deep Gas Field Project in the Black Sea.

“We are delighted to be awarded by OMV Petrom the opportunity to support this important energy development for Romania and the wider Black Sea. ABL brings significant experience in marine warranty, engineering, consulting and surveying across the Black Sea region. We are also continuously cementing our commitment to the region with the development of our offices in Bulgaria, Turkey and our more recent office opening in Romania.”

Shai Tzucker, ABL’s Managing Director of energy services in Europe and West Africa
The Neptun Deep project is the largest natural gas project in the Romanian Black Sea. Production is expected to start in 2027 contributing to the region’s energy security.

ABL’s London operation has won the contract to provide MWS services to review, survey and approve all operations relating to the Transportation & Installation (T&I) of critical project assets for development of both Domino and Pelican South fields. ABL’s scope of work includes the T&I of the shallow water platform, subsea installation at both fields including a 160 km subsea pipeline from the said platform to the shore.

The shallow water platform will be fabricated at yards in Italy and Indonesia. ABL’s project management will be centralised in London, whilst much of the operational and on-site attendances will be delivered by ABL’s local Black Sea operations. ABL’s wider global team will also support the project’s global supply chain, including its Indonesian operations based in Jakarta and Batam.

“This energy infrastructure project will also play an important role in supporting Europe’s longer-term energy security. As such, we are pleased to offer our capabilities to support the delivery of the project.”

Sergio Leone, MWS Project Manager and Business Development Lead for Europe and Africa
ABL, which is part of Oslo-listed ABL Group ASA, is an independent energy and marine consultancy specializing in solutions to de-risk and drive the energy transition across renewables, maritime and oil and gas sectors.

ABL Romania is hosting an official launch event on Thursday 9th May, from 16:00, to mark the opening of its new office, which is the latest expansion of ABL’s operations in the Black Sea, to support the delivery of the region’s offshore oil & gas projects, whilst supporting the development of Romania’s energy transition strategy.