In this edition of DNV Forum you can read about: DNV short-cuts to energy targets, Singapore driving Asia's clean power growth, research concepts SUNdy and OPera, and the secrets of corporate sustainability success.

Date: 2012-12-13

Fostering innovation

Learning the lessons of the past and applying them to the future is essential to progressive management wishing to maintain its company at the forefront of international business. Adaptability to change is vital, too, in a world of shifting trends and rapid technology development.

DNV short-cuts to energy targets

With its enormous components consisting of balls, rods and convoluted insulators, it can appear to be a futuristic art installation. But it is not; it is one of the world’s foremost laboratories for testing and certifying the biggest electrical components of all.

Research into the energy of the future

A group of engineers and researchers have taken over Large parts of the former high-voltage laboratory built in the 1930s.

Faults in three out of ten

It can take two to three years to develop new high-voltage components. A test that takes microseconds reveals faults in around 30% of them.

May strengthen Norwegian environments

Sintef Energy Research views DNV’s acquisition of KEMA as a way of potentially strengthening the energy research environment in Norway.

Singapore: Asia’s clean power growth frontier

Global clean energy companies are tapping Singapore’s competitive advantages to develop innovative solutions that will propel their growth in the Asian market

DNV unveils its SUNdy floating solar field concept

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.

Opera: An innovative concept for efficient offshore power generation

By centralising the power generation and distributing the power to several offshore production units, DNV is proposing a concept that can reduce both emissions and costs. The OPera (Offshore Power system for a new era) concept serves as an invitation to the oil & gas industry to collaborate.

DNV and StormGeo – a positive forecast

Founded in Bergen, a city known for its rain and as the actual birthplace of modern meteorology, StormGeo was built on first-hand experience of and enthusiasm for weather. Through a new strategic partnership with DNV, its employees feel better prepared than ever to take on the world’s most challenging weather conditions.

Pioneering safety levels in the North Sea

As a result of the expansion of the wind power industry in the North Sea in recent years, there has been an increase of specialist high speed service craft transporting personnel and equipment between wind turbines and coastlines. This activity calls for new safety standards, and DNV is spearheading the development.

Crisis – what crisis?

“Crisis – what crisis? We are the winners. We have been instrumental in bringing this world further,”says Carl-Johan Hagman, CEO of Stena Shipping, Drilling and Ferries.

A Fresh Look at the U.S. Coast Guard

Do You Really Know the U.S. Coast Guard? Vice Admiral Robert Parker, USCG, Describes Some of its Key Missions and the Global Benefits.

The secrets of corporate sustainability success

The value of corporate sustainability strategies is being increasingly recognised by customers and stakeholders, but for many organisations significant challenges remain as they attempt to deliver on the ambitious environmental goals they have set.

Hungry for change

The food industry must act fast if we are to create a sustainable food system, says DNV Two Tomorrows executive chairman Mark Line

CSR as a way of business Sustainability in every link at Phoenix Design Aid

To the graphic design agency Phoenix Design Aid in Denmark, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) is not an activity but a way of business.

Forecasts a long future for Norwegian oil & gas

The level of production on the Norwegian continental shelf remains high. In 2010, Norway was the seventh-largest exporter of oil and the second-largest exporter of natural gas in the world. However, the amount of oil produced has decreased since the peak in 2001 and is expected to fall even further.

DNV increases its Arctic focus and acquires oil-spill preparedness company NPS

The Arctic has large oil & 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, the COO of DNV’s Division Norway, Russia and Finland.

Solutions for a sustainable future are here

What if the sceptics are wrong? What if the solutions, know-how and innovation for sustainable societies are already available?

The CDM and beyond

Despite its travails, there is plenty of life in the CDM yet – and a proliferation of other carbon market opportunities, DNV KEMA’s Stein Bjørnar Jensen tells DNV Forum

Sustainable energy: Realistic ambition or oxymoron?

A stable legislative framework, clear financial incentives, a transformation of energy efficiency and radical changes in stakeholder dialogue are all needed if sustainable energy is to be anything other than a pipedream, says DNV Two Tomorrows’ Jon Woodhead

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