Press+releases+from+2009

2009-12-17

Russian-Norwegian cooperation project on safeguarding industrial activities in the Barents Sea concluded

Moscow: The Barents 2020 cooperation project on safeguarding petroleum activities in the Barents Sea was concluded today at a conference in Moscow.

2009-12-16

Shipping could by 2030 cut emissions by 30%, at zero-cost

Copenhagen: Tor Svensen, COO DNV Maritime today introduced the press to the groundbreaking results of a new study depicting how the shipping industry, by 2030, could cut emissions by 30%.

2009-12-11

DNV Offshore class: Breaking new ground

Høvik: After completing an extensive front-end engineering design project, Höegh LNG received Approval in Principle from DNV for its unique LNG FPSO concept, representing a first for the Höegh organisation and a significant advance for the LNG industry.

2009-12-04

The European Commission presents network of CCS demonstration projects at DNV headquarters

Oslo: The European Commission held its first preparatory meeting for the new European network of carbon capture and storage (CCS) demonstration projects on 2-3 December.

2009-12-03

SOF CONSEIL joins Norwegian DNV group (Det Norske Veritas)

Paris: French company SOF CONSEIL joins the Norwegian DNV group (Det Norske Veritas). SOF CONSEIL is a leading professional provider of safety and environmental risk management services.

2009-12-02

Partnership agreement signed by Shanghai Maritime University and DNV

Shanghai: Shanghai Maritime University (SMU) and DNV have signed a strategic partnership agreement to establish the “SMU-DNV International Cooperation Centre.

2009-11-30

DNV signs agreement for China healthcare research

Beijing: DNV, the worldly leading provider of risk management and sustainability solutions, has today signed an MOU agreement for joint research with China Health Economics Institute (CHEI)—the research body under the direct leadership of Ministry of Health.

2009-11-25

N. Pharr Smith, the new Chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee

Houston, Texas: N. Pharr Smith, Vice President of Transocean, has been appointed as the Chairman of DNV’s Rig Owners’ Committee.

2009-11-18

DNV launches the Port State Control Toolkit

Oslo: Following a slight rise in the detention rate of DNV-classed vessels in 2008, DNV has moved quickly to develop and launch its Port State Control Toolkit.

2009-10-27

DNV and COOEC sign strategic cooperation agreement

DNV and Offshore Engineering Co., Ltd. (COOEC), a leading engineering company in China, has signed a strategic cooperation agreement. The agreement illustrates that the cooperation between the two leading companies has entered a new level.

2009-10-09

DNV wins the classification of Petrobras FPSO P-62

Oslo: DNV and Petrobras have signed a contract for the classification of the FPSO, P-62, which will operate in Module 4 of the Roncador Field in Brazil’s Campos Basin.

2009-10-07

DNV becomes a member of the International Gas Union

The International Gas Union (IGU) has accepted DNV as a new member of its organisation. IGU represents 750 of the world’s gas experts and arranges the World Gas Conference every three years.

2009-09-29

DNV expanding cooperation in China

Oslo, 25 August: The China Special Equipment Inspection and Research Center (CSEI) and DNV have signed a cooperation framework agreement. For DNV the agreement entails the start of a close cooperation with one of the key regulatory agencies for the rapidly growing energy and food industries in China.

2009-09-29

DNV appoints new regional manager for Maritime & Offshore Americas

Houston, Texas: DNV has appointed Kenneth Vareide as the new regional manager responsible for maritime and offshore class operations in North and South America. Mr Vareide has held several senior management positions within DNV.

2009-09-14

Milestone for maritime environmental project

Stord: The joint industry project FellowSHIP today passed an important milestone with the installation of a full scale fuel cell on board the supply vessel Viking Lady.

2009-09-09

DNV establishes clean energy unit in London

In order to support the UK’s renewable energy and carbon abatement industries, such as wind, wave, tidal and CCS, DNV is strengthening its presence in London. “A new unit will accommodate at least 25 specialists within a year,” says Remi Eriksen, DNV Energy’s Chief Operating Officer.

2009-09-08

DNV guideline to reduce downtime caused by software

In order to support rig owners and operations in reducing downtime caused by integration and quality issues with software-intensive control systems, DNV is publishing a Recommended Practice.

2009-09-08

Enterprise risks on the UK Continental Shelf

The latest market situation is leading to difficulties for some energy companies, while creating great opportunities for others. To understand how the major UK operators are dealing with these risks on an enterprise level, DNV has conducted a survey among their executives.

2009-09-07

DNV certifies the first maritime SOx exhaust gas scrubber

Oslo: DNV has issued a compliance certificate for the first ship fitted with an exhaust gas cleaning system capable of meeting the requirements of SOx Emission Control Areas.

2009-09-03

Inviting the industry to continue developing CO2 pipeline guideline

This week, DNV and major governmental and industry partners finalised the world’s first guideline for the transmission of CO2 in pipelines. However, a set of knowledge gaps was also identified and DNV is now inviting existing and new partners to join a second phase of the CO2PIPETRANS Joint Industry Project.

2009-09-02

World’s first CO2 transmission guideline ready

DNV, authorities and major industry partners have developed the world’s first guideline for the transmission of CO2. Its unified approach will ensure that CO2 is transmitted in offshore and onshore pipelines in a reliable, safe and cost-effective manner.

2009-09-01

DNV backs women

OSLO: For the fourth year running DNV has launched its management development programme tailormade for women. Women currently make up 17% of the company’s managers, and the programme’s goal is to increase this share considerably.

2009-09-01

A ship-train crossing the Arctic Ocean

OSLO: A wild vision of the future or a realistic scenario? This year’s summer students in DNV have now presented their solution to the assignment entitled “Sustainable adaption to climate change – Arctic opportunities and threats”.

2009-08-28

World’s first class notation for offshore wind turbine installation units

In response to the emerging offshore wind power market, DNV is launching the world’s first class notation for offshore wind turbine installation units.

2009-08-21

New DNV risk survey: Challenges and opportunities in the European power sector

How is the European power sector coping with the challenges and opportunities related to climate change? The answers are revealed in DNV’s new pan-European survey.

2009-08-11

DNV makes significant findings in ethanol transportation research

Columbus, OH USA: In August of 2007, DNV began research on the safe and reliable transportation of fuel grade ethanol (FGE) and ethanol-gasoline blends through existing petroleum pipelines for the Pipeline & Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) and the Pipeline Research Council International (PRCI).

2009-07-07

World’s first circular ultra-deep-water drilling rig to be delivered to DNV class

Shanghai: A new milestone has been reached in the offshore drilling industry. The first circular drilling rig prepared for drilling at a water depth of almost 4,200 metres was named at COSCO Shipyard Group's Qidong Shipyard on June 28.

2009-07-03

Barents 2020: comprehensive Russia-Norway cooperation on safety in the High North

Høvik, 2 July: DNV yesterday hosted an expert meeting between representatives from the management group in Gazprom, Norwegian companies and representatives from the Russian and Norwegian government.

2009-06-18

Heavy ice strengthening required for regular Arctic operation

Høvik: The heavy ice strengthening of hulls, upgrading of equipment and components, and requirements to minimize emissions and improve icebreaking capabilities must be implemented in order to establish regular year-round trans-Arctic containership operations.

2009-06-17

DNV Sustainability Centre opens in Beijing

Beijing: DNV, the world leading provider of risk management and sustainability solutions, has today started operations of DNV Sustainability Centre (DNV SC.)

2009-06-12

Stay on TOP with DNV

OSLO: Ship operators can now enjoy a boost to their cost-saving efforts with the new DNV Technical Operations Performance (TOP) Monitoring service, specially designed for vessels equipped with two-stroke diesel engines to operate at peak efficiency continuously.

2009-06-10

Online library established for hazardous material declarations

Oslo: DNV is hosting an online library of material declarations for ships so that new building yards can easily prepare Inventories of Hazardous Materials in compliance with IMO requirements.

2009-06-09

Design changes needed for extreme storm predictions?

Oslo: DNV is coordinating the EU project ‘Extreme Seas’ as scientific research into climate change indicates that storms will get more severe and extreme waves could increase in height.

2009-06-08

15% emission reduction for existing fleet – with improved bottom line

Oslo: Better operational practices can reduce emissions to air from today’s ships by some 15%. The improvements can be achieved now, with present technology and with improved bottom line.

2009-05-29

New technology revolutionises gas pipeline checks

Oslo: Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has joined with Gassco to develop a new acoustic inspection method which allows the internal and external status of gas pipelines to be accurately characterised.

2009-05-27

DNV shows commitment to the water projects in China

Jilin China: Two more water and sanitation projects supported by DNV in Jilin Province have been completed and handed over to the local villagers.

2009-05-11

DNV Fuel Fighter breaks world record

Lausitz, 9 May: The DNV Fuel Fighter today won its category in the Shell Eco-Marathon in Lausitz, Germany.

2009-05-04

New position to face the environmental challenges in DNV

DNV has established a new position to ensure a consistent and long-term environmental strategy for DNV in the maritime industry. Eirik Nyhus has been appointed to fill this position.

2009-05-04

DNV Opens Doors to New “Green” Headquarters in U.S.

HOUSTON – DNV moves North American headquarters to new eco-friendly facility to reduce carbon footprint and provide cutting edge, healthy work environment.

2009-04-28

DNV Fuel Fighter launched

Oslo, 28 April: In a ceremony today the Norwegian Minister of Petroleum and Energy, Mr Terje Riis-Johansen, unveiled the hydrogen driven car the DNV Fuel Fighter.

2009-04-23

DNV to cooperate with Simula

Oslo: DNV and Simula have signed a cooperation agreement which entails a strong focus on research and the education of PhD students in the fields of safety analysis and the testing of components in advanced IT systems.

2009-04-22

NYK shipmanagement enhances seafarer competence

NYK Shipmanagement to implement DNV seafarer competency management system

2009-03-26

DNV established in the U.S. climate change services market

San Francisco: DNV, one of the world’s leading climate change service providers, is ramping up to meet the burgeoning demand for climate change services in the U.S.

2009-03-11

DNV chosen to facilitate Europe’s CCS development

Europe: DNV has been selected by the European Commission to facilitate a process to shorten the time from policy making to industry implementation of Carbon Capture and Storage.

2009-03-10

Robust platform to meet the economic downturn

DNV’s results for 2008 show growth, but in the long term the financial downturn is also expected to affect DNV’s results.

2009-03-10

Ice Load Monitoring makes Arctic navigation safer

Oslo: A three-year research project initiated by DNV has led to the development of an ice load monitoring system that provides bridge personnel with real-time information about the actual ice loads on the ship’s hull and shows satellite information about the ice integrated into electronic navigation maps.

2009-03-10

We need to have a long-term perspective in tough times too

Oslo: Shipping has entered an era characterised by cancellations, lay-ups and debt. As many as 8,000 vessels could be affected in the next few years. But even if the current situation is bleak, maintaining a long-term perspective will make everyone in the shipping industry better prepared once the present situation has stabilised.

2009-02-13

DNV’s CDM accreditation reinstated

The Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) Executive Board has reinstated DNV’s accreditation for the validation and verification of CDM projects.

2009-02-11

Increased recycling - inventories required

In the shipping industry, the effects of the global recession can also be seen by the number of vessels sent for recycling. The volume of tonnage sent for recycling in only the first month of 2009 was more than 40% of the total recycled in the whole of 2006.

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