Lloyd’s Register has released a new airborne noise emission notation and ShipRight procedure to address increasing demand for a standard and methodology to control airborne noise emissions from ships. The new notation also helps ports determine which and how many vessels can access the most noise sensitive areas of the port.
Classification society DNV GL announced that it released its first class notations, aiming to help shipowners and operators protect their assets from cyber security threats. The new class notations are called “Cyber secure” and they will be published on 1 July 2018. The Cyber secure class notations have three different qualifiers: Basic; Advanced; and +.
Bureau Veritas has signed a contract with China State Shipbuilding Corporation, Jiangnan Changxing Shipbuilding and Shanghai Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry, for the classification of CMA CGM’s ultra-large LNG containerships, which will be built according to BV rules and under the supervision of BV newbuilding.
Bureau Veritas has been awarded the classification of CMA CGM’s new 22,000 TEU LNG-fueled containerships. The classification society investigated the feasibility of the design together with shipbuilding group China State Shipbuilding Corporation and GTT.
ABS classification society announced that it has issued a managed pressure drilling notation to Seadrill’s West Capella ultra-deep water drillship, demonstrating system compliance with the ABS Guide for Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems.
DNV GL has awarded class to BP’s Glen Lyon FPSO vessel located west of Shetland. The classification scope covers the essential elements of the marine vessel, the structure, floatability, station keeping, and essential marine systems, and ensuring the asset integrity of these key features.
Bureau Veritas has issued new rules for the Classification of Offshore Service Vessels and Tugs, including new class notations for pipelay vessels, accommodation units, offshore construction vessels and support vessels.
The offshore vessel KL Sandefjord, owned by K Line Offshore, became the first offshore vessel with the DNV GL class notation shore power. The notation verifies the design and installation of a vessel’s onboard electrical shore connection, the so-called “cold ironing”.
ABS announced that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by US shipbuilder Vigor. The Harvest is the first complex liquefied ammonia transport barge built in the US since 1982.
Bureau Veritas issued a new chapter in its rules, providing a framework for electric and hybrid power solutions. The new class notations include power management, power back-up and zero emission standards. The notations are expected to encourage wider uptake of energy storage systems to provide operational and environmental benefits.
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