Oslo/Arnhem: DNV has acquired 74.3% of KEMA’s shares, creating a world-leading consulting and certification company within the cleaner energy, sustainability, power generation, transmission and distribution sectors.
Oslo: The two global certification bodies DNV Business Assurance and Nemko announce that they will merge certification and testing operations for the medical and EX equipment industry in the joint venture DNV Nemko Presafe. The joint venture will commence operations from January 1st 2012.
A project has been established to identify energy efficiency and fuel saving initiatives for the offshore shipping industry. The partnership involves a collaboration of seven Norwegian offshore shipping companies.
DNV has retained ‘Best Verifier’ award in leading survey of environmental markets.
New UNEP report outlines the pathways to 2020 and includes a chapter on shipping and aviation.
Head of DNV Climate Change urges COP17 negotiators to continue CDM scheme.
DNV COO Bjorn K. Haugland calls for risk-based framework on adaptation to climate change.
Oslo, 1 December 2011 – DNV Healthcare has appointed Karen Timmons as Global Patient Safety Officer. Ms. Timmons was most recently the President and CEO of Joint Commision International.
Shanghai--The combination of low charter rates and high fuel prices is creating a strong interest in fuel saving measures. DNV has now updated the Fuel Saving Guideline for Bulk Carriers, which was released in April this year, and has issued three new guidelines covering tank, bulk, and container vessels.
Oslo/Paris: DNV Business Assurance recently entered into partnership with ETHIC Intelligence, a highly-reputed provider of anti-corruption certification. Through this partnership, DNV Business Assurance can now offer reliable, quality certification of anti-corruption programs.
DNV is launching new design software for ultimate strength and fatigue analysis of offshore wind turbine structures - Sesam GeniE Wind. Building on 40 years as a leading design tool for engineering floating and fixed offshore structures, the new Sesam module uniquely addresses the wind industry’s need to model the combined effect of wind and wave loads.
Hamburg: DNV has signed a contract to certify the high voltage direct current (HVDC) DolWin beta transformer station offshore Germany. This includes certifying the design phase, construction, fabrication, transport and commissioning of the station.
“Increasing focus on LNG as a clean and cost effective ship fuel has brought forward initiatives throughout the shipping industry, preparing the ground for a more rapid introduction of LNG as fuel for ships in all segments,” said Mr. Remi Eriksen, COO of DNV Asia Pacific & Middle East at a press conference at the Marintec China in Shanghai.
Africa offers significant opportunities but there is a need to stimulate more private investment by reducing investment risks according to Bjørn K. Haugland, Chief Operating Officer, DNV Sustainability and Innovation.
Rotterdam: Dockwise’s new heavy lift vessel, the Dockwise Vanguard, will be able to lift and transport units of up to 110,000 tonnes. The maximum capacity of an existing vessel is 75,000 tonnes.
The rapidly growing LNG industry in China is expected to draw on wide support from foreign companies in order to meet the demand for technologies and competencies needed to realise ambitious targets.
Calgary: DNV awards the world’s first certificate of fitness for safe CO2 storage to Shell’s Quest Carbon Capture and Storage project.
Hamburg: DNV Navigator certificate no. 2000 has now been installed on the HS Chopin. The event took place while the 3,500 TEU container vessel visited the port of Hamburg.
Hamburg: DNV has appointed Matthias Laatsch to lead its wind energy operations in Hamburg, Germany. Due to the combination of its global leadership in the certification of offshore wind projects and strong local capabilities in marine operations and surveillance in fabrication yards, DNV is in a prime position to support Germany’s offshore wind energy industry.
Carbon Capture and Storage enabling use of CO2 for enhanced oil and gas recovery, is currently being planned for projects in Asia, Australia and Middle East.
Coal Bed Methane (CBM) may become as important for Asia and Australia, as shale gas has become for North America. This requires that the CBM industry manages to overcome critical commercial, technical and regulatory challenges. A DNV-facilitated study concludes that reliable verification schemes, more comprehensive performance monitoring systems, more specific environmental guidelines and more reliable risk mitigation options are needed to make this industry expand.
DNV’s recognized standard for design of offshore wind turbine structures has been through a revision process together with the wind energy industry. The updated standard which aims to reduce cost and increase safety is now available.
DNV is committed to supporting the UN’s ‘Sustainable Energy for All’ targets.
The Lloyd’s List Global Award for the shipping industry’s best innovation project 2011 was won by DNV. At a ceremony at the London Hilton Hotel, Chief Operating Officer Ioannis Kourmatzis accepted the award on behalf of DNV.
DNV has established its Greater China Pipeline Technical Consultative Committee. Yang Zupei, Secretary General of CNPC Oil & Gas Storage and Transportation Standardization Committee, has accepted DNV’s invitation to be the Chairman of the Committee.
Brussels: Technology Outlook 2020 provides a view of the technology solutions for the next decade. DNV’s outlook points at mega-trends analysed on the basis of population, economy, governance, natural resources production and consumption.
Oslo: DNV has been granted extended authorisation by the Swedish Transport Agency to act as a Recognised Organisation providing statutory survey services to Swedish-flagged vessels engaged in international trade. Effective from 1 September 2011, this increased responsibility for DNV has the strong support of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, Sveriges Redare-Förening.
As the first international certification body DNV has received accreditation in Korea to deliver type and project certification of wind turbines and wind farms. Due to the accreditation from the Dutch Accreditation Council, DNV now has official approval to handle all aspects of the certification work using its local wind experts. This provides a number of advantages to Korean and Asian manufacturers.
Jiangyin, China- DNV has opened a new office in Jiangyin, Jiangsu Province. This new development strengthens DNV’s continuous commitment to supporting China’s rapidly developing economy.
Aberdeen: DNV has developed a protocol to ensure diver safety and weld integrity for the most challenging subsea welding jobs where traditional pressure testing is not possible.
Aberdeen: The DNV ‘Technology Outlook 2020’ report presented at Offshore Europe warns that the age of ‘cheap’ oil is coming to an end. With a forecasted increase in global energy demand of 19% by 2020, DNV says the sector will have to push the boundaries to satisfy this need.
Aberdeen: DNV has endorsed Sigma Offshore’s new FPSO turret mooring system that can be installed without drydocking and which uses a fraction of the steel required for traditional turret systems. Suitable for harsh conditions, such as the Arctic, the new technology is expected to significantly reduce installation and operational expenses.
Aberdeen: DNV has developed a rapid, semi-quantitative method for evaluating asset condition, including a prioritisation of risks and works required, for aging onshore and offshore oil and gas facilities. Put to the test in both Africa and Europe, the aim is to support the investment or divestment decisions that often occur when such facilities near the end of their design life.
Aberdeen: DNV has taken Expro’s new AX-S deepwater subsea well intervention system through a feasibility assessment designed to demonstrate the viability of the innovation to stakeholders and investors. AX-S will make well intervention possible without the need for drilling rig or riser system in waters up to 3,000m deep.
Aberdeen: The new, fifth generation Ramform series seismic vessels of PGS is built at Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd., Japan. The order for two seismic vessels plus two options which was signed in Oslo earlier this year. When completed in 2013 these vessels will be the most technically advanced seismic vessel featuring 3D seismic data acquisition and analysis capability. The vessels will be built to DNV class.
Seattle, WA, USA: DNV has developed HSE procedures for a mid-west utility’s wind operations. For wind farm operators such safety programs keep workers safe, comply with regulations and meet or exceed best practices for hazard management in the wind industry.
The South African president, Jacob Zuma, the Norwegian King Harald, the Norwegian Minister of Oil and Gas, Ola Borten Moe and number of industry players met at DNV today to discuss cooperation and the future for carbon capture and storage (CCS). DNV encourages a close cooperation between stakeholders in order to realize CCS as an industrial opportunity.
Oslo, 10 August: today DNV’s summer students presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work with a concept for year-round drilling and exploration offshore north-east Greenland. More than anything their work unfolded a massive need for new technologies, improved standards and increased arctic research. But that’s not all; the students predict that drilling in the Arctic could be up to four times as expensive as drilling in the North Sea.
DNV has published a new Recommended Practice document that provides the wind power industry with in-depth knowledge about the use of remote sensing technology for characterizing wind resources.
DNV recently co-arranged the China National Project Excellence Awards together with the Investment Association of China. The awards were also endorsed by the National Development and Reform Commission, which is the parent body of Investment Association of China.
DNV has released a new guideline for Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects. The CO2WELLS guideline is the result of a major joint industry project which brought together upstream operators and power utility companies. Aimed at project developers and authorities, it describes a generic framework process for managing the risks associated with existing wells at carbon dioxide (CO2) storage locations, both onshore and offshore.
Jilin China: One more water and sanitation project supported by DNV has been completed and handed over to the local villagers. Since 2005, DNV has been continuously supporting the water and sanitation projects in Northeastern China by collaborating with the Norwegian and Chinese Red Cross. In total, more than 3000 villagers of 1000 households have benefited from the projects.
DNV has acquired Synergi Solutions and enlarges its present software portfolio extensively together with 30 new employees. “We are now able to provide the most complete set of risk based software for operational integrity management and asset integrity to the energy, maritime and healthcare industries,” says Are Føllesdal Tjønn, managing director at DNV’s software house.
Seattle, WA – DNV announces that it has obtained accreditation by the American Association for Laboratory Accreditation (A2LA) for power quality testing on wind turbines.
Kjeller, 27 June: IFE, an international research institute for energy and nuclear technology, has been certified by DNV Business Assurance in accordance with the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 international standards.
OSLO: DNV’s sustainability assurance services were put to the test in global research carried out by the independent analyst firm Verdantix. The analysis found DNV to be one of the six providers that lead the global sustainability assurance market.
Shanghai: The new generation of 10,000 TEU container vessels contracted by Seaspan represents major improvements in energy efficiency, cargo capacity, operational efficiency and emission reductions. The order for seven 10,000 TEU container vessels plus 18 options is the biggest ever container contract entered into in China. The vessels will be built to DNV class.
SEOUL: On 15 June 2011, DNV signed a MoU with the Korea Finance Corporation (KoFC) to cooperate on verification of the green ships.
HØVIK: Leif-Arne Langøy has been elected as the new Chairman of the Board of Directors of DNV (Det Norske Veritas). Walter Qvam has been elected as the new Chairman of the DNV Council. In addition, Morten Ulstein has been elected Vice Chairman of the DNV Board.
SINGAPORE – DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) is pleased to announce that Eirik Andreassen has taken over the position of Managing Director from Tore Morten Wetterhus, who is returning to DNV HQ in Oslo, Norway, to assume the role of Director of Technology & Services at the Governance & Global Development Division.
Vancouver, Canada: Containership owner Seaspan has received DNV’s new Triple-E rating. Triple-E is a voluntary self-improvement tool designed to assist ship owners in continuously improving their environmental performance.
Houston: The US Coast Guard (USCG) has granted DNV the authority to issue Certificates of Fitness to US-flagged offshore supply vessels (OSVs) that transport or handle limited amounts of hazardous and noxious liquid substances (NLS).
Maritime academy trainees should receive thorough grounding in bunker management before going to sea
Together with FKAB, TGE Marine, Cargotec and MAN Diesel & Turbo, DNV has participated in a joint industry project to develop Ecore, a Very Large Ore Carrier concept designed to lower fuel costs and improve loading efficiency.
Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and DNV are pleased to announce the completion of the first milestone of a joint programme to develop the ECO-Ship 2020, a concept design for an open hatch bulk carrier (OHBC) developed to significantly lower fuel costs, meet or exceed regulatory standards and improve commercial performance.
In order to enhance flexibility and speed with regards to type certification, DNV is introducing a new ‘Special Level’ Type Certificate for wind turbines. It differs with respect to the Type Certificate according to IEC 61400-22 in that blade fatigue testing will not be required.
ShipGaz Training was today awarded the DNV SeaSkill™ Maritime Education and Training Certificate. The certificate was handed over to ShipGaz Training at the Nor-Shipping conference in Oslo, Norway.
Oslo, Norway – DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) releases Fuel Insight, the most advanced data analytics product for bunker fuel, providing incisive real-time information on deliveries around the world as an aid for effective procurement and benchmarking.
Oslo: “A downward trend in safety statics creates concerns and it is now time to reinstall the balance between safety and environmental risk. A greater focus on the human elements and competence in the shipping industry is needed,” said Tor Svensen, the President of DNV.
Athens: DNV and the National Technical University of Athens (NTUA) have signed a second-phase agreement in their strategic research and development collaboration.
DNV has signed an agreement with the Swedish Transmission Research Institute (STRI) in an effort to meet the increasing market demand for advanced solutions for power transmission in the offshore sector.
Houston: DNV is appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the US. The role of DNV as CVA is to conduct third-party design reviews, inspections and other verification activities.
Houston: The U.S. Coast Guard has extended DNV’s statutory authorizations under the USCG Alternate Compliance Program to include Passenger Ship Safety Certificates.
Dr. Sanjay Kuttan has been appointed head of DNV's risk management activities towards regional power and utility companies. He joins DNV in April as Director of its Clean Technology Centre.
Singapore, 13.04.2011: “Year on year improvements in ship safety is now turning into a negative trend. This is extremely worrying and requires a stronger focus on competence development both onboard and onshore,” DNV’s President Tor E. Svensen said at Sea Asia.
Singapore: Bulk carrier newbuildings have a potential for saving 5 – 10 percent of fuel cost by introducing fuel saving measures.
DNV (Det Norske Veritas) is pleased to announce the hand over today of DNV’s Statement of Qualification to qualify Polarcus’ Arctic operating procedures according to industry best practice and relevant standards. The Statement of Qualification was presented to Polarcus at the 7th Annual Arctic Shipping Summit in Helsinki, Finland.
Gothenburg: Stena RoRo has become the first operator to sign a contract for DNV’s new Triple-E rating. Triple-E is an environmental and energy efficiency rating scheme for ships which helps ship operators to stay at the forefront with regard to green shipping rules and regulations.
Piraeus: DNV has established a dedicated environment and energy efficiency team to operate out of the Piraeus office in response to the increasing level of interest shown by shipowners in the region.
Oslo: The forensic examination of the Deepwater Horizon blowout preventer (BOP) is now concluded, and DNV has submitted its report to the U.S. Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement (BOEMRE), who today made the report publically available.
The US Coast Guard issues regulations to ensure maritime safety. USCG Commandant Bob Papp is interviewed in DNV’s corporate magazine Forum: “To be sure, we have prescriptive regulations, such as many of the lifesaving and fire protection regulations, but we are moving more towards performance based regulations,” he says.
Singapore: Investments in infrastructure for small scale LNG power production might be justified when the total demand for electric power exceeds 500 MW within a 120,000 km2 island region with no pipeline connection.
DNV is inviting key industry players to create an improved basis for a reliable design methodology for grouted connections with shear keys in jacket type and monopile wind turbine structures.
Brussels: In order to decrease the risks associated with subsea power cabling in offshore wind farms and other energy-related projects, DNV is inviting the industry to develop common best practices.
London, UK: DNV is strengthening its UK focus on cleaner energies by appointing Mark Young as head of its Cleaner Energy Department. His broad experience in both the US and European market is of great value for risk management services and technical support to the rapidly growing UK wind industry.
Houston, USA: In order to support ambitious growth targets in the US, DNV announces the promotions of Robert Z. Poore to Vice President of Business and Service Development for Cleaner Energy and Stephen R. Jones to Head of Department in the Seattle and Boston offices.
London: By introducing a new solution for LNG-fuelled ships, DNV and MAN Diesel & Turbo are taking the Quantum concept ship one stroke further. Both the machinery and the hull design and arrangement have been improved.
Based on DNV’s extensive experience in LNG, the company has prepared a detailed design and construction guidance for offshore gas terminals, scheduled to be released shortly.
DNV will shortly issue the first ISDS (Integrated Software Dependent Systems) class certificate to Dolphin Drilling. Several major rig owners are now requesting the ISDS notation on newbuilds. DNV is working to prepare yards and suppliers worldwide to deliver to the ISDS requirements.
Rotterdam: Rotterdam’s Gate terminal will be the first LNG import terminal in The Netherlands and DNV is assisting the developers to meet the safety and regulatory requirements set for this landmark project.
Houston: “Domestic ships in North America have three options to meet new emissions control regulations; install scrubbers, burn low sulphur fuel or switch to LNG fuel for the ship’s propulsion,” says Kenneth Vareide, director of operations for DNV North America Maritime.
Together with partners in the MARLEN project, DNV recently completed the development of a supply chain performance tool for calculating the environmental impact and energy efficiency of maritime logistics chains.
DNV and key industry players are today releasing a report on the design of offshore monopile wind turbine structures.
Oslo: NTNU rector Torbjørn Digernes and the CEO of DNV (Det Norske Veritas) Henrik O. Madsen met yesterday to kick off an exciting research and history book project related to DNV’s 150th anniversary in 2014. DNV is contributing NOK 7 million to the project, which will among other things finance several doctoral scholarships.
DNV Petroleum Services launched its testing service on Jan. 1, 1981. The company has tested 1.4 million fuel samples since then.
Oslo: Risk management studies carried out by DNV will be crucial to the safety and public acceptance of the CO2 logistics hub being developed through the Rotterdam Climate Initiative.