10 Top New DNV GL Appointments Strengthen Global Leadership

DNV GL has appointed 10 new regional managers to fulfil its ambition to provide the world’s most comprehensive level of classification services, technical support and research outcomes.


DNV GL Appoints Maritime Regional Manager for Asia Pacific Region

DNV GL has appointed Mr Steen Brodsgard Lund as the Maritime Regional Manager for South East Asia and the Pacific.


DNV GL Appoints Maritime Regional Manager for Middle East and India

DNV GL has appointed Mr Uwe Bullwinkel as the new Maritime Regional Manager for the Middle East and India. Formerly the Head of the Americas Region for Germanischer Lloyd, Uwe Bullwinkel has been with the classification society for almost 25 years and has held roles which have seen him in locales from Hamburg to Houston.


Paal Johansen new manager for DNV GL’s maritime business in the Americas

Houston: Following the merger of DNV and GL, Paal Johansen is heading up the joint maritime operations in North and South America. His previous position was Director of Renewable Energy in DNV North America.


DNV GL and SDARI introduce new Green Dolphin bulk carrier concept

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 takes the lead on research and innovation

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 is calling on the industry to step forward and support its ‘Walk to Work’ JIP

DNV GL is initiating a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to provide guidance on an alternative means of personnel transfer onto offshore installations.


Jan Koren has won the Tanker Shipping & Trade Lifetime Achievement Award

Jan Koren, DNV’s former Segment Director for Tankers, was presented with the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award at the Tanker Safety Conference in London today.


Monjasa DMCC to implement GL ShipManager system

Monjasa DMCC, the bunkering specialist, has chosen to implement the GL ShipManager system to optimize and streamline their ship management practices.


DNV GL to class LNG Powered Helgoland Ferry

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.


DNVGL releases enhanced offshore class rules

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.


DNV GL to class two pipe laying vessels at new Vard Promar yard in Brazil

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.


DNV GL recommends ways to make LNG bunkering safe and efficient

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.


New Synergi Pipeline enables GIS integration

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.


IK Investment Partners to acquire DNV Petroleum Services from Det Norske Veritas

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.


ISDS breakthrough with American drilling contractors

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.


DNV GL merger approved by competition authorities

Oslo: The merger between DNV and GL is now approved. The new company - DNV GL - will be operational from 12 September.


DNV launches report highlighting crucial industry improvements to lessen the risk of another major offshore accident

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.


Strong half-year performance by DNV

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.


Moving from subjective to objective decisions with plant integrity software

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.


New Synergi Life Mobile App helps employees report more incidents

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.


DNV to class ultra large container ships

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.


MLC enforcement not just for passenger ships and bulkers

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.


DNV partners with Ohio State University on combating corrosion

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.


DNV plays an active role in introducing LNG as ship fuel in Germany

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.”