US classification society ABS has announced that it has moved to its new 10-storey Global Headquarters.
Yesterday ABS held its official ribbon-cutting ceremony, formally opening its new global headquarters. Anchoring the CityPlace 2 development, the building is located at 1701 City Place Drive, Spring, Texas.
“This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry-leading safety and practical technology solutions for marine and offshore industry challenges,” said ABS Chairman, President and CEO, Christopher J Wiernicki.
“A five-year journey that started as an idea has now culminated in a building reflecting our leadership position and our continued vision for growth. Our building provides open and inviting spaces where we gather with industry partners to collaborate and engage in advancing innovation to directly support our safety mission,” added Wiernicki.
The state-of-the-art global headquarters visibly represents the industry’s data-driven sustainability journey, as it is home to the ABS cyber and digital laboratories. These technology acceleration centres bring together employees, clients, industry and academia to develop, test and apply smart technology solutions, which enable informed decisions in the face of fast-moving environmental requirements.