Press+releases+from+2010

2010-12-21

The world’s first class rules for wind farm service vessels

Oslo: DNV has developed the world’s first class rules for wind farm service vessels in order to improve safety and promote uniform standards.

2010-12-20

DNV selected ‘Best Verifier’

DNV selected ‘Best Verifier’ in the 11th annual Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance market survey of environmental markets.

2010-12-16

First carbon footprint tool for the building industry

Cancun, Mexico: DNV has verified the carbon footprint of building products in an initiative with CEMEX.

2010-12-06

A major step towards the new environmental era for tanker shipping

DNV introduces "Triality": a new crude oil tanker concept that is fuelled by liquefied natural gas, has a hull shape that removes the need for ballast water and will almost eliminate local air pollution. This concept vessel represents a major step towards the new environmental era for the tanker shipping industry.

2010-12-01

Moving closer to Korea Gas Corporation

DNV has signed a MOU with Korea Gas Corporation, South Korea’s state-run gas corporation, to cooperate in EHSQ (Environment, Health, Safety, and Quality) projects. With this firm agreement on the partnership, DNV will contribute to improving safety and quality of the Korean energy market.

2010-11-29

New Offshore Standard for floating wind turbine structures

In order to support faster progress in the wind industry, DNV and key players are developing a common design standard for offshore floating wind turbine structures.

2010-11-25

DNV expands staff of experts in Perth

Perth: Introducing front-end technology qualification and experiences from deepwater and LNG projects worldwide are key drivers behind the strong growth experienced in Australia by Det Norske Veritas (DNV), an independent risk management company.

2010-11-24

DNV develops risk plan for dangerous goods on Dutch waterways

Rotterdam: DNV is finalizing a risk methodology for the transport of dangerous goods by inland and sea-going vessels for the Dutch government.

2010-11-23

DNV to certify offshore wind converter station

Hamburg: DNV will certify an offshore wind converter station being built by grid operator TenneT in the German sector of the North Sea.

2010-11-16

DNV appoints new container ship business director in Hamburg

Oslo: Jost Bergmann has been appointed container ship business director for DNV. He will coordinate a worldwide support and innovation network for this ship segment from Hamburg.

2010-11-16

China’s first deep-water rig delivered with DNV class

China’s first deep-water semi-submersible drilling platform, COSLPIONEER, was delivered from Yantai CIMC Raffles for COSL recently. It represents another milestone to China’s offshore industry in the offshore engineering arena, which is presently dominated by yards in South Korea and Singapore.

2010-10-27

Fire on board fishing vessel

London: Earlier today a fire was reported on board the fishing vessel - stern trawler -Athena. The ship was stated to be some 230 miles south west of the Scilly Isles in the Irish Sea.

2010-10-26

“Tougher regulations ahead”

“The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico is widely expected to lead to tougher regulations with consequences for the whole offshore industry,” says Andreas Sohmen-Pao, CEO of the BW Group, one of the world’s leading maritime groups, to DNV Forum. He adds that new requirements, if based on thoughtful regulation, can bring the industry forward and generate business opportunities for progressive companies.

2010-10-21

DNV to provide technical assistance to the Carbon Trust’s Offshore Wind Accelerator Access Competition

London: DNV (Det Norske Veritas) will be providing technical assistance for the delivery of the UK’s Carbon Trust Access Competition.

2010-10-11

DNV Petroleum Services wins Lloyd’s List Asia Award

DNV Petroleum Services was voted the ‘Best Provider of Maritime Support Services’ at the Lloyd’s List Asia Awards 2010.

2010-10-06

DNV to investigate the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer

Houston: DNV has been contracted by the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) of the departments of the Interior and Homeland Security for the forensic examination of the blowout preventer (BOP) and lower marine riser package that was fitted to the Macondo well in the Gulf of Mexico, the site of the Deepwater Horizon disaster and oil spill.

2010-10-05

DNV acquires Behnke, Erdman & Whitaker Engineering, Inc.

The acquisition of Behnke, Erdman & Whitaker Engineering, Inc. (BEW Engineering, Inc.) in San Ramon, California, supports the DNV strategy of growth in Clean and Renewable energies.

2010-09-20

Strengthening Sino-Norwegian ties

Chinese Vice Minister visits DNV headquarters to promote green Expo. Talks demonstrate mutual commitment towards combating climate change issues.

2010-09-20

DNV verifies vessels according to IMO guideline on emission reduction

A first on September 10: Two newbuildings at Oshima Shipyard in Japan are verified to have been built according to a guideline from IMO encouraging reduction of greenhouse gas emissions in shipping.

2010-09-20

Thome first out on competence management

Thome Ship Management has become the first third party ship manager in the world to receive full accreditation by DNV SeaSkill for their competence management system.

2010-09-09

DNV and Patjens cooperate on first LNG fuelled container ship

Hamburg: Together with DNV and other partners, DNV customer Reederei Stefan Patjens is ready to retrofit LNG on board a 5,000 TEU container vessel. When completed, this would be the very first use of LNG as fuel on board a container ship and of LNG as fuel in worldwide trading.

2010-09-08

World’s first LNG-fuelled coaster to be classed to DNV

NSK Shipping AS, a coastal vessel operator based in northern Norway, has recently placed an order for a state-of-the-art LNG-fuelled multi purpose vessel at the Turkish shipyard, Tersan. The vessel, designed by Nordnorsk Skipskonsult AS, will be classed to DNV.

2010-09-08

DNV recommends changes to the US safety regime

Houston: “A step change can be achieved with respect to prevention and mitigation of major accidents through a performance based safety regime supported by a risk management approach. Empirically, the risk can be reduced by a factor of ten,” says Elisabeth Tørstad, DNV COO in the Americas and Sub-Saharan Africa.

2010-09-07

US and Norway: Fundamental differences between drilling regimes

Houston: DNV has compared the U.S. Gulf of Mexico and the Norwegian offshore drilling regulatory regimes and regulations. The study identified several similarities, but overall there are some fundamental differences between the two countries’ regulations.

2010-09-07

DNV Petroleum Services introduces Catalyst Fine Particle Size Distribution Screening for enhanced monitoring of fuel treatment plant performance

Hamburg, Germany – DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) today unveils an advanced Catalyst Fine Particle Size Distribution Screening service as a complement to its well-established Fuel System Check programme.

2010-09-07

DNV Benchmark: Improving vessel performance

Hamburg: Building on DNV’s vast vessel database (NPS) the organization has launched DNV Benchmark, an advanced benchmarking tool to allow shipowners and managers access to valuable performance data to reduce operational costs and improve vessel safety.

2010-09-06

New Recommended Practise for US BOP compliance

Houston: In order to support the oil and gas industry in complying with the US Department of Interior’s new regulations for immediate re-certification of subsea BOP (blow-out preventer) stacks, DNV has issued a Recommended Practise guiding owners and operators through requirements and technical aspects.

2010-08-24

DNV sets up Sustainability and Innovation division

New division aims to have a global impact on the sustainability agenda.

2010-08-13

Cooperation between Nemko and DNV

Oslo: Nemko and DNV have agreed to explore opportunities for developing a closer cooperation in selected product certification areas. The two companies have complementary strengths within areas such as the certification of equipment for use in explosive atmospheres and of medical devices.

2010-08-06

Students predict LNG preferred fuel

Oslo, 6 August: According to DNV’s summer students, LNG could easily become the most feasible means of fuel in short sea shipping. The students’ report was presented today in front of an audience of 200 people – including shipowners, representatives from the supply industry and Norwegian authorities.

2010-07-21

First training course certified to the world’s only ice navigation standard

The Ship Manoeuvring Simulator Centre of Trondheim, Norway is the first training centre to have its navigation course certified to DNV’s ice navigation standard. “Representing the world’s only competence standard in this area we are stressing the importance that the additional challenges in Arctic waters must be met with a highly skilled crew,” says Jon Rysst, DNV’s regional manger of Norway, Finland and Baltics.

2010-07-14

DNV obtains accreditation for noise testing of wind turbines

DNV announces that its Seattle, Washington, office has been approved for accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for acoustic noise emissions testing on wind turbines.

2010-06-22

Paving the way for ECA compliance

Geiranger: Strict emission limitations have been set forth for vessels operating in Emission Control Areas (ECAs). By understanding and managing the business risks involved, the emission reduction requirements can be turned into business benefits. DNV is now launching an ECA Survival Kit.

2010-06-16

DNV to advise Vietnam on LNG

Oslo: The Vietnamese Government has decided to start importing liquefied natural gas, and gasification terminals are already under development. Vietnam’s Deputy Prime Minister Hoang Trung Hai yesterday witnessed the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with DNV at its headquarters in Oslo.

2010-06-08

Short sea shipping is the ideal case for LNG fuel

Athens: Heavy fuel oil is not an option for future shipping within ECAs. Alternatives have to be introduced. A DNV study concludes that LNG is the obvious alternative to satisfy future ECA requirements, particularly for the short sea shipping.

2010-06-08

New statistical product from DNV Petroleum Services captures global marine distillate quality

Singapore: DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) today unveils the maritime industry’s most comprehensive data service on marine distillate quality delivered to commercial vessels globally.

2010-06-07

DNV launches service to extend periods between dry dockings

Oslo: DNV now offers an Extended Dry Docking service, developed to enable shipowners to extend periods between dry-dockings.

2010-06-07

Demand for carbon footprint documentation in shipping

Athens: The DNV Triple-E environmental rating scheme has received a warm welcome in the shipping industry. This is the feedback after one year of pilot projects with a selection of ship-owners.

2010-06-07

DNV Research & Innovation takes lead on ship carbon capture

Athens: Working closely with local partners, DNV’s Research & Innovation centre in Piraeus, Greece has taken the lead in the development of maritime carbon capture technology and works towards new solutions for energy management and logistics.

2010-06-01

CDM a part of future emission trading schemes

Shanghai 01.06.2010: “CDM should play an important part in future emission trading schemes because it has demonstrated that it leads to both emission reductions and technology transfer,” said Senior Vice President Bjørn K. Haugland of DNV at a Sino-Norwegian round-table in Shanghai. DNV is building up its resources in China to meet the growing demand for services in the world’s largest market for CDM projects.

2010-05-31

LNG a key to cleaner shipping

Shanghai 29.05.2010: ”Global shipping can reduce its CO2 emissions by 30 % the next 20 years through measures that are profitable for the shipping companies. The single most effective move is to introduce LNG as fuel,” said Executive Vice President Remi Eriksen of DNV at a shipping summit in Shanghai.

2010-05-27

Surveying in cyberspace - increasing safety by improving training

Gdynia, Poland: The very first 3D survey simulator specially designed to improve safety in the shipping industry is now in use. By this - virtual ships used for extensive training, knowledge sharing and experience development are brought into the class rooms.

2010-05-27

Substantial savings through better risk management of offshore projects

Shanghai: “As much as 50 % of cost overruns and delays in offshore projects can be mitigated through better use of early risk reviews, technology qualification programs and classification schemes.

2010-05-18

New class notation for Integrated Software Dependent Systems released

Høvik: DNV has released a new class notation for Integrated Software Dependent Systems (ISDS). This notation represents the applicable best practices for work processes and quality assurance related to the full lifecycle of integrated systems.

2010-04-27

DNV names regional head

Dubai: DNV has appointed Antony DSouza as its regional manager for Middle East & Indian Subcontinent

2010-04-26

DNV- RC/SASAC research project on QRM accomplished

Beijing: On March 26th 2010, a joint research project focusing on Quantitative Risk Management (QRM) announced the completion of its 1st phase.

2010-04-26

Negotiations between DNV and Intertek discontinued

Oslo: Further to Intertek Group plc’s (Intertek) and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) announcement on 20 November 2009, Intertek and DNV today confirm that they are discontinuing their discussions in relation to the proposed transfer of the majority of DNV’s Business Assurance Division to Intertek.

2010-04-09

A new container ship concept introduced

Høvik: Quantum is the name of a new container ship concept introduced by DNV. The new concept is based on both technical and market research and innovation and is designed to transport more cargo while using less fuel and with a reduced environmental impact.

2010-04-06

Breakthrough guideline to boost Carbon Capture and Storage

DNV and the energy industry, with valuable contribution from government agencies, have developed the world’s most comprehensive guideline for safe and sustainable geological storage of CO2. This unified procedural framework is intended for global use, supporting both industry and regulators, and is a breakthrough that should speed up the large scale deployment of Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS).

2010-03-25

Gartner excellence award to DNV

Oslo: DNV’s business support system ConCert has won the Gartner & 1to1 Media Customer Relationship Management (CRM) Excellence award in the Enterprise-wide category.

2010-03-18

DNV’s Prunéřov assessment shows deviations

Prague: DNV’s assessment of Prunéřov II power plant revamp in the Czech Republic shows deviations from Best Available Technology (BAT), with insufficiently explored technical grounds.

2010-03-16

DNV to open Global Cruise Centre in Miami

Oslo, Norway March: Long active in the cruise industry in North America, DNV is pleased to announce plans to open of a new facility in Miami, Florida. The Global Cruise Centre will enable DNV to respond more quickly to local customer demand and serve as a hub for a network of DNV cruise ship service centres around the world.

2010-03-03

100,000 offshore containers certified by DNV

First launched in 1989, DNV’s Certification 2.7-1 for Offshore Containers has become the industry standard. Early February, DNV achieved a significant milestone.

2010-03-02

DNV maintained its strong position in 2009

Oslo: With growth in both its total revenue and number of employees, DNV held a strong position in all its main areas of activity in 2009. Despite the difficulties in the global economy, DNV achieved operating revenue of MNOK 10,286 in 2009, 8% more than in 2008.

2010-02-09

DNV to assess the refurbishment of Czech power plant

PRAGUE: DNV has signed a contract with the Czech Ministry of the Environment to conduct an assessment of the refurbishment plans for the Prunéřov II power plant. The findings of the assessment will be presented in March at a press conference in Prague at which both the Czech Ministry of the Environment and DNV will be present.

2010-01-27

DNV awards world’s first MLC 2006 certificate to Thenamaris

Athens: DNV is pleased to award Thenamaris Ships Management Inc.’s vessel, the M/T Seacrown, the world’s first Maritime Labour Convention (MLC) certificate, consistent with a voluntary Declaration of Compliance (Part II) with the MLC.

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