Hamburg/Oslo, 20. December 2012: An agreement has been signed to merge DNV and GL. The new entity will be called DNV GL Group. It will be one of the world’s leading ship classification societies and risk experts in the oil and gas, renewable energy and power sectors, and among the global top three within management system certification.
Oslo: DNV has been awarded the contract to class PETRONAS' first floating LNG unit (PFLNG 1), destined for the Kanowit field offshore Sarawak, Malaysia.
DNV Research & Innovation is pleased to announce significant progress in our collaboration with Gingko Bioworks in developing an advanced microbiological pathway to convert CO2 to fuels and chemicals. The successful results of our work were presented at the ARPA-E Electrofuels Workshop on December 10th, 2012.
DNV KEMA strengthens its smart grid-related services with the appointment of Don Bonnitcha as Director for DNV KEMA’s Management and Operations Consulting Services in Asia Pacific.
When defined actions are conducted the participants of the Swedish-Finnish maritime suggestion “Make a Difference” will be co-financed by the EU via the Trans-European Transport Network.
DNV has retained its ranking as the ‘Best Verifier’ in the 13th annual Environmental Finance and Carbon Finance market survey of environmental markets – for the 3rd year in succession.
DNV has appointed Stefan Nerpin as its new Group Vice President of Communications and External Relations for the DNV Group. Mr Nerpin brings with him extensive international leadership experience and a strong track record of corporate communications and branding.
The oil and gas industry has lacked adequate and transparent design practices for floating structures in ice-covered Arctic waters. Now, DNV and key industry players have developed an enhanced design framework for such structures, adapted from existing and established design practices used for open waters in other harsh areas.
DNV Software is launching a new version of the world’s leading consequence analysis software tool for the process industries, Phast 7. Following the tradition of over thirty years of continuous development and innovation, this latest version introduces an array of new features for managing risk.
27. November 2012, Høvik, Norway – Det Norske Veritas (DNV) has appointed Rune Torhaug as the new Managing Director for DNV Research and Innovation. He has worked internationally with leadership roles in DNV Energy, DNV Maritime and DNV Business Assurance.
Arnhem, the Netherlands / Burlington, Mass., US / Høvik, Norway, 27 November 2012 – Energy consulting and testing & certification company DNV KEMA will invest approximately EUR 70 million in the expansion of its High-Power Laboratory in Arnhem, the Netherlands. With the expansion, DNV KEMA creates the first laboratory in the world in the extreme testing segment for the upcoming market for super grids: bulk energy transport at 800 kV+ levels (800,000 Volts and above). The investment has been made possible by DNV KEMA's majority shareholder, global risk management company, DNV.
Oslo: DNV has now published its new standard for Underwater Deployment & Recovery Systems, DNV-OS-E407. This standard provides a framework for the verification and certification of underwater deployment and recovery systems using Technology Qualification methodology.
Oslo: The ratification of IMO’s Ballast Water Management Convention is not yet certain, and the global sulphur limit in 2020 is subject to a review in 2018. What is certain is the new emission control areas and the energy efficiency design requirements that will soon enter into force. Certain or uncertain – all have a profound effect on the shipping industry’s uptake of new technologies. DNV’s look into the coming eight years, gives a clear answer: the world’s fleet composition is going to change as we head for 2020.
DNV strengthens its energy business in Scandinavia
In the drive for greater transparency companies are losing sight of the bigger sustainability picture. This is one of the conclusions in the 2012 Tomorrow’s Value Research report from DNV Two Tomorrows. Whilst an increasing number of organisations are painting a legitimate picture of sustainability success, the reality is that on a global scale they are far from reaching solutions.
Tokyo, 1. November 2012: During a ceremony held in Tokyo, DNV was confirmed to be formally authorised by the Japanese government to carry out surveys on ships flying the Japanese flag.
Japan is increasingly focusing on renewable power sources as it pushes to move away from nuclear energy. “By taking up cutting-edge technologies, Japan can be a catalyst for the development of new energy technologies, especially in the area of offshore floating wind turbines and grid transmission and distribution systems,” says Bjørn Tore Markussen, Chief Operating Officer for DNV KEMA Asia.
Tokyo, 31.10.2012: -Japan has a long tradition for appreciation of seafood, and Japanese society is known to be particularly concerned with the quality and food safety of the seafood consumed. The versatile nature of seafood requires special care to be taken to ensure the desired quality and necessary food safety, said DNV Business Assurance Country Manager for Japan, Mr. Naoki Maeda during a seminar headed by Norwegian Minister of Fisheries and Coastal Affairs, Ms. Lisbeth Berg-Hansen.
Oslo: The Flemish government and the port authorities of Antwerp, Zeebrugge, Ghent and Fluxys have published a feasibility study on LNG bunkering. DNV provided a market forecasting study, a regulatory analysis and modelled the LNG supply logistics. The Flemish government is now acting on DNV recommendations to ensure the safe introduction of LNG bunkering at Flemish seaports.
Many countries are turning to solar technology and renewable energy because of a need for alternative energy sources and environmental concerns. To help meet these needs, DNV has developed SUNdy, a large-scale offshore solar field concept which launched at Singapore International Energy Week.
Det Norske Veritas (DNV) and nine key members of the Australian maritime, port and energy sectors have established a four-month study organized as a Joint Industry Project (JIP).
DNV Software is pleased to announce the release of the new RAM analysis product Maros Lite. Maros Lite now brings RAM analysis to a much wider market, empowering users to attain best return on investment with fast, informed and effective decisions on the performance of a single unit process industry asset.
The Sustainia Award, backed by an international sustainability alliance including DNV, went to British Azuri Technologies for its off-grid solar innovation.
Oslo: GTT’s Mark III cargo containment system has been further developed to reduce the boil-off rate from LNG carriers by one third. DNV is the first class society to qualify this new GTT technology called Mark III FLEX.
Oslo: DNV has not confirmed that the Yme-platform is fit for duty as stated in the Norwegian technical newspaper (TU) published October 5th.
DNV KEMA to provide wind and environmental assessments and technical due diligence for 20-50 wind power projects for German wind power developer SoWiTec.
Oslo: DNV has developed a new class notation for seismic vessels in consultation with key industry players such as WesternGeco, PGS and Fugro-Geoteam. The need to have enhanced redundancy and proper deck arrangements to ensure continuous operation without loss of speed is the backbone of these new technical requirements.
Milan: DNV Business Assurance’ new scored assessment services for the customer satisfaction management (CSM) standards in the ISO 10000 family support organizations towards customer satisfaction and loyalty.
28. September 2012, Columbus, OHIO. DNV Research and Innovation’s project for exploring the outer limits of battery operations receives US Department of Energy’s attention.
DNV has launched a Recommended Practice (RP) for the entire life cycle of shale gas extraction, based on risk management principles. The Recommended Practice provides a reference document for the independent verification of shale gas projects. The objective is for the RP to form the basis for a globally recognised standard for safe and sustainable shale gas extraction.
London, UK – September 20, 2012 – DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has joined the Energy and Utilities Alliance (EUA), which provides a leading industry voice to help shape future policy direction within the UK energy and utilities sector.
In remote and ultra-deep waters, power generation for large field developments is demanding. By centralizing and sharing the power generation between several production units, the new DNV concept can reduce both emissions and costs.
Hamburg: DNV and AMOS system supplier SpecTec have launched an all-in-one planned inspection and maintenance system for ship structures. AMOS is a system that crew and management are already familiar with, and in combination with DNV’s Hull Integrity Management system, the software’s accessibility further simplifies inspection planning, reporting and monitoring.
The safe handling of very large quantities of carbon dioxide (CO2) will be a requirement of all Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) projects. Today the DNV led CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project (JIP) is making freely available experimental data which will further support global CCS implementation.
Hamburg: A collaboration involving APL, Hyundai Heavy Industries and DNV has resulted in a hull design that will make APL’s 10 new ultra large container ships some 20 per cent more fuel efficient per TEU compared with existing designs.
4. September 2012, Høvik - Fuel cell technology proves successful in a new position paper from DNV Research and Innovation, giving hope to a future of reduced emissions from shipping.
Pireaus: DNV has awarded ISO 50001 certification to the Greek shipping company Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd. DNV also evaluated the SEEMPs prepared by Arcadia Shipmanagement Co Ltd for all its vessels and issued corresponding statements of conformity.
Stavanger: A new study about crucial risk management issues relating to Arctic operations is released by DNV and the Fridtjof Nansen Institute (FNI). This concludes that, in order to safely develop Arctic resources, there is a need for improved technology, oil spill preparedness and close cooperation between the authorities, industry and society.
A new revision of the DNV Offshore Standard for Submarine Pipeline Systems, DNV-OS-F101, is now available providing significant improvements based on solid feedback from the industry. Close to 1,000 comments were received during the consultation process.
Milan/London: DNV Business Assurance is now a member of the Sedex Audit Company Group. Customers can benefit from the world’s largest collaborative platform for managing ethical supply chain data, increasing the efficiency of supply chain auditing.
With the new 6.3 version of Sesam GeniE, DNV Software introduces an innovative method of strength analysis through the entire lifecycle of fixed offshore structures. The solution improves the efficiency and reliability of the critical data handling, increasing the operation’s security and profitability. This launch makes Sesam GeniE the most comprehensive tool for strength analysis of fixed offshore structures in the market.
Oslo: DNV’s summer students yesterday presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work to develop a realistic and suitable concept for a year-round Arctic oil spill response system, including requirements for people, vessels and equipment.
Arnhem, the Netherlands, July 20, 2012 – Nina Skorupska (50) has been appointed member of the Supervisory Board of DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability. Skorupska holds the position of Chief Technology Officer, and member of the Executive Board, of Essent.
Seattle, Washington: Karen Conover, a Vice President at DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability, has been named as one of the inaugural Ambassadors for the U.S. Clean Energy, Education & Empowerment (C3E) program.
The City of Rio de Janeiro and the World Bank are pioneering an innovative, city-level program for climate change mitigation. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability has confirmed the program’s compliance with the requirements of the new Low Carbon City Development Program Assessment Protocol.
Hybrid energy system for merchant ships which couples a fuel cell with advanced batteries, saving fuel and reducing emissions, named to Sustainia100 - a guide to 100 society-transforming, sustainable and readily available solutions.
Previously CO2 pipelines have been designed with uncertainty in the computer simulation of CO2 dispersion due to the lack of experimental data. Now, experimental data results are made available by the DNV led CO2PIPETRANS joint industry project (JIP) providing the industry with a significant improved design basis.
DNV COO Elisabeth Tørstad calls for more research & innovation to better serve the transition to a low-carbon economy.
Oslo: Sweden has become the 28th country to ratify the Maritime Labour Convention, and the threshold requirement for entry into force is expected to be fulfilled very soon. Shipowners, management companies, crew manning agencies and yards are encouraged to act now in order to handle the requirements effectively.
DNV Software is streamlining sustainability reporting through launching a new version of the Synergi Environmental Management Module.
David Walker (56) has been appointed Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of DNV KEMA. He joins from the position of Chief Strategy Officer for the DNV Group.
Abu Dhabi Marine Operating Company (ADMA-OPCO) has chosen DNV Software to deliver asset integrity management software and services covering their fixed and floating offshore installations, pipelines and processing facilities. This significant contract represents an industrial recognition of DNV Software’s Enterprise Risk Management solutions.
Athens: DNV has developed a simulation model using global shipping data and technology specific information to predict the deployment of emission reduction and energy efficiency technologies up to 2020.
Athens: A new Handysize bulk carrier concept design - the Green Dolphin, created by the Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and development partners DNV and Wärtsilä - uses existing technologies to meet owners’ needs for fuel efficiency and operational flexibility while also being ready for future environmental regulations.
Hamburg: Gasnor and Brunsbüttel Port are planning to build an LNG (liquefied natural gas) bunker station at Brunsbüttel, Germany. DNV has been contracted to conduct the risk studies of the project, which will be the basis for the authorities’ approval of the project.
DNV KEMA has been selected by Hafslund Nett to provide independent quality assurance of a smart meter roll out project. Hafslund Nett is the Distribution System Operator (DSO) in the Oslo area and will install about 550 000 smart meters by 2017.
The prestigious Offshore Support Vessel of the Year Award for 2012 was recently given to the North Sea Giant, which was built to DNV class at the Metalships & Docks shipyard in Vigo, Spain.
Singapore: The Singapore Workforce Development Agency (WDA) and the Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Clean Technology Centre today announced the WDA-DNV Excellence In Safety Training (WEST) programme to raise safety standards and skills for the manufacturing workforce benefitting 80 local workers over the next year.
Yeosu, 14 May: HRH Crown Prince Haakon of Norway and Norway’s Minister of Trade and Industry Trond Giske today attended Norway Day celebrations at the World Expo in Korea. Norway’s participation in the World Expo is a partnership between the Norwegian authorities and four private sponsors – Det Norske Veritas (DNV), Höegh Autoliners, Kongsberg and Wilh. Wilhelmsen.
DNV KEMA signs cooperation agreement involving the development of five large-scale smart grid demonstration projects.
London: DNV, the international risk management company, has acquired leading sustainability agency, Two Tomorrows Group, further expanding its sustainability consulting service capability across the globe.
Oslo/Bergen: DNV has, as part of a strategic partnership with StormGeo, acquired the right to purchase 22,6 % of StormGeo’s shares through a mutually convertible capital issue, putting their weight behind a world-leading meteorology and risk assessment company. Bjørn K. Haugland, Chief Technology and Sustainability Officer of DNV Group will join the Board of Directors of StormGeo.
The Arctic has large oil and gas resources and operations in this sensitive and harsh area will require efficient oil-spill preparedness solutions. “The acquisition of Norwegian Petro Services (NPS) in Norway and its recognised expertise will play an important role in our activities in this field,” says Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, DNV’s COO of the Norway, Russia and Finland division.
Oslo: DNV last year continued to perform strongly in all its key markets worldwide through its range of services for managing risk. The company managed to secure a good share of the newbuilding classification market in a contracting shipping market, while matching industry growth rates in the oil and gas sector. In addition, DNV managed to strengthen its global position within the Business Assurance sector. DNV also announced its largest ever acquisition, giving it a new global position in the energy business.
Beijing 26. April: DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is setting up its Asia Pacific Headquarters for services towards the transmission and cleaner energy sectors in Beijing. “DNV is committed to help China develop a safer, more efficient and reliable energy supply system with improved fossil and renewable power generation to support China’s growth ambitions and development towards a low carbon economy,” said DNV’s Group CEO Henrik O. Madsen at a press conference in Beijing.
Brussels: Recognising that LNG is one of the best solutions for complying with upcoming emission regulations for ships, DNV is currently conducting a feasibility study for the Flemish Government relating to the provision of LNG bunkering facilities in three Belgian ports.
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Seoul: DNV and Korea National Oil Corporation (KNOC), a state-run oil company in South Korea, have agreed to cooperate on environment, health, safety and quality management system enhancement.
Seoul: DNV has signed a MOU with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), South Korea’s state-run gas corporation, to cooperate on research and development in the LNG sector. While this is DNV’s second MOU with KOGAS, following the first in 2010 to cooperate on EHSQ issues, DNV is the first international risk management organisation in Korea to cooperate with KOGAS on research and development projects in the LNG sector.
The Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA), has established a Joint Industry Project (JIP) to investigate the operational feasibility of LNG bunkering in Singapore in collaboration with Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Clean Technology Centre and 21 industry partners.
Singapore: DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) is pleased to announce that several highly experienced individuals have joined its offices in Piraeus and Oslo.
DNV acquires Vattenfall shares in STRI to expand its presence in the power transmission sector.
Høvik: DNV has entered into a formal cooperation agreement with wildlife conservation organisation WWF Norway. This agreement has a strategic and innovative focus, in which four areas that are important to both parties are key: sustainable shipping, a low-carbon society, the Arctic and assurance and sustainability standards.
OSLO: DNV has signed an agreement to acquire COEX AS, a Bergen-based IT company.
London: A true hybrid energy system is currently being developed for installation on board the offshore supply vessel Viking Lady. An impressive battery pack for energy storage will soon be installed. When the new system is complete, the operation of the engine will be more smooth and cost effective giving further emission reductions.
International initiative gathers prominent sustainability leaders to build world’s first realistic model of a sustainable future.
OSLO: Following the transfer of the majority shareholding in KEMA, DNV is now establishing a group structure to manage the strong industry positions it now holds. By merging some of its activities with KEMA, DNV is committed to driving the global transition toward a safe, reliable and clean energy future.
OSLO: Remi Eriksen will take up the position as Chief Executive Officer of DNV Maritime and Oil & Gas on 1 March. Following its acquisition of the majority shareholding in KEMA, DNV is now establishing a group structure with three companies to manage the strong multiple industry positions it now holds.
Luca Crisciotti has been appointed new CEO of DNV Business Assurance, and takes on this position starting March 1st. DNV Business Assurance’ former CEO, Thomas Vogth-Eriksen will take on the role as Chief Financial Officer at DNV Group level.
Arnhem, the Netherlands: DNV and KEMA have obtained the necessary regulatory clearances to create a world-leading consulting and testing & certification company for the global energy sector: DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability (DNV KEMA).
Wallem Ship Management in Hong Kong has ordered DNV Navigator for its managed fleet of more than 190 ships. The contract also includes the Work and Rest Hours module allowing for compliance with international legislation on rest hours for seafarers.
As oil and gas developments go deeper, the risk related to lifting operations is increasing. “Existing standards and regulations don’t sufficiently meet this challenge and this is why DNV now has initiated a joint industry project to ensure a unified safety approach. Fourteen key international offshore players have joined the project,” says Robert A. Oftedal, DNV’s Business Development Leader, Cranes & Lifting.
London: DNV has developed a new pipeline concept, called X-Stream, that can significantly reduce the cost of a deep- and ultra-deepwater gas pipeline while still complying with the strictest safety and integrity regime. X-Stream is based on established and field-proven technologies which have been innovatively arranged.
Oslo: Kawasaki Heavy Industries has completed the development of a large, 9 000 TEU container ship fuelled by LNG and obtained Approval in Principle from DNV. The ship is designed with a new type of LNG tank that provides more space for container cargo.
Antwerp: DNV has won a contract with the Flemish government to undertake a feasibility study for the provision of LNG bunkering facilities at the ports of Antwerp, Zeebrugge and Ghent in Belgium.
OSLO: Calculations performed by the classification society DNV demonstrate that the damage on the Very Large Ore Carrier (VLOC) Vale Beijing was not caused by any global strength issue. DNV does not believe that single pass loading (covered by the class notation EL-2) contributed to the damage.
As offshore wind turbine blades are getting larger, new methods to assess the integrity and remaining life time of the blades are needed.
Oslo: The newly formed DNV Nemko Presafe has agreed with DS Certificering A/S to acquire their DGM (Danish Medical Devices Certification) unit to form a new and focused entity within the Medical device certification field.
DNV has launched a Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore. The aim is to serve the oil and gas industry in the whole Asia Pacific region and to become a sizeable and complete competence centre for deepwater oil and gas developments. “We will capitalize on DNV’s 40 years of experience in offshore and deepwater, and on the leading position of our well established deepwater centres in Houston, Oslo and Rio de Janeiro,” said DNV’s COO Remi Eriksen at the opening ceremony in Singapore.
Singapore - DNV Petroleum Services (DNVPS) is pleased to announce that Charlotte Rojgaard has taken over from Dag Olav Halle as the company’s Global Technical Manager; a position based in the DNVPS headquarters in Singapore.