DNV GL and Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) have introduced the Green Dolphin 575 concept design for a handymax bulk carrier. Green Dolphin 575 aims to be fuel and energy efficient, robust and reliable, operationally flexible and able to meet current and future environmental regulations.
DNV GL has become the world’s leading ship and offshore classification society, with a 24 per cent market share of the world’s classed ships and mobile offshore units measured in gross tonnage. The group combines two major innovation clusters and will continue to invest five per cent of its annual revenue in R&D, including long-term, strategic research.
DNV GL has issued its first statement of compliance with the IMO Tier III NOx emission limits and its first approval of an engine equipped with a selective catalytic reduction system. Pending the IMO Marine Environment Protection Committee’s final vote on this year’s proposal to postpone the entry into force of Tier III, manufacturers are continuing their work to meet the initial deadline.
DNV GL is initiating a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to provide guidance on an alternative means of personnel transfer onto offshore installations.
Monjasa DMCC, the bunkering specialist, has chosen to implement the GL ShipManager system to optimize and streamline their ship management practices.
The new Fassmer built Helgoland ferry for AG EMS, will be constructed under the supervision of classification society DNV GL. The nearly 80m long vessel will be the first German flagged newbuilding to be equipped with an propulsion system designed to operate primarily with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel.
Oslo: DNV’s Enhanced Classification Rules for mobile offshore units presented in May have been further improved through a process of industry consultation and feedback. The final versions of the related DNV Offshore Standards have been released and are available now.
The Sustainia Award, backed by an international sustainability alliance including DNV GL, went to Israeli company TaKaDu for its technology that reduces water distribution losses.
The two pipe laying vessels (PLSVs) are to be built at the brand new Vard Promar yard in Recife, in the North East of Brazil. The order is part of 4 OSVs by DOF/Norskan and Technip, important customers for Vard. The other two of these vessels are to be built in Norway, also to DNV class.
Two Tomorrows, the international sustainability adviser and part of the DNV GL Group, announces the findings of the Tomorrow’s Value Rating 2013. Vision and innovation mark out today's sustainability leaders.
One of the key hurdles to the increased global use of ships fuelled by Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) is the lack of harmonisation of bunkering operations. “DNV GL is therefore today launching a Recommended Practice for authorities, LNG bunker suppliers and ship operators which provides guidance on how LNG bunkering can be undertaken in a safe and efficient manner,” says Lars Petter Blikom, DNV GL’s LNG director.
Sustainability is no longer of interest to big corporations only, smaller firms are just around the corner. Considerable focus on sustainability from Asian investors, European investors are lagging behind.
DNV Software’s new release of Synergi Pipeline software includes GIS integration, providing pipeline operators better analyses and decision-making based on geographically referenced and visualized data via the web interface.
Funds managed by IK Investment Partners (IK) have entered into an agreement with the Norwegian foundation Det Norske Veritas (DNV), to acquire its subsidiary DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS), a global leader in fuel management services. Financial details for the transaction were not disclosed.
Korea, 30 September: DNV and Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) have today signed a contract for the classification of a semisubmersible according to DNV’s standard for Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS). The vessel will be owned by the US company Diamond Offshore Drilling Ltd (DODL). This is the first project for an American owner and a breakthrough for ISDS, which has previously been applied by Norwegian owners.
Oslo: The merger between DNV and GL is now approved. The new company - DNV GL - will be operational from 12 September.
Incorporates a widened focus on sustainability in its management system certification audits.
Aberdeen: In the report entitled ‘Enhancing offshore safety and environmental performance’, DNV suggests six critical levers to provide a more holistic safety framework across the oil and gas industry.
A focus on safety, service quality and the ability to provide leading-edge technology advice and solutions have contributed to the strong half-year performance for Det Norske Veritas Group AS (DNV). Revenues amounted to NOK 6,665 million and DNV strengthened its global position in all its key areas.
Managing onshore and offshore assets has previously demanded multiple risk-based inspection (RBI) software tools, increasing operator cost and reducing efficiency. With the new release of DNV Software’s Synergi Plant, which has integration with Synergi RBI, operators can use one complete quantitative risk assessment system, moving from subjective to objective decision making and from preventive to predictive maintenance.
With the release of the Synergi Life Mobile App, DNV Software is enhancing its portfolio of risk and QHSE management solutions. This makes it easy for all employees to immediately report observations and incidents while on the go, ensuring that risk mitigating actions can be taken at once.
Oslo: United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) has signed contracts to build some of the world’s largest and greenest container ships – all of which will be classed by DNV.
Oslo: DNV is supporting shipowners and operators through the initial enforcement phase of the Maritime Labour Convention with a range of services and advise that the major port state control bodies will go beyond International Labour Organisation Resolution XVII recommendations to initially just concentrate on passenger ships and bulk carriers.
Det Norske Veritas Research & Innovation (DNV), a world leader in corrosion, materials, and structural integrity, has committed to fund a second major faculty position within the Department of Materials Science and Engineering (MSE) at The Ohio State University to advance corrosion research.
Hamburg: “Making technology-based decisions is complex for each individual company, as is finding the right way into the future. We fully support the overall political will and dedication to reduce harmful emissions from ship operations.”
Contract first step in expansion of DNV KEMA’s High-Power Laboratory in Arnhem.
Accurate estimates may lead to more favorable financing terms for wind projects and lower wind energy costs.
Copenhagen: Contracts for building the first LNG-fuelled ferry for domestic Danish trade have now been signed. This represents a major milestone as the ship will be the first LNG-fuelled ferry designed for domestic trade in the EU.
London: DNV has launched a significant revision to the rules for wind farm service vessels (WFSV) to improve the safety of these specialised vessels which are undertaking multiple roles further and further offshore. The announcement was made at the Seawork exhibition and forum which is taking place between 25 and 27 June in Southampton, UK.
DNV KEMA has released its new standard for floating offshore wind turbine structures that will help ensure safety and reliability in floating wind turbines, and give the nascent floating-turbine sector the confidence to continue its development to commercial maturity.