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3D printing centre opens in Singapore

DNV GL announced the establishment of Global Additive Manufacturing Centre of Excellence in Singapore, expected to serve as an incubator and testbed for research and development of additive manufacturing technology for the oil and gas, offshore and marine sector.

10 market trends towards UN Sustainable Development Goals

DNV GL, the United Nations Global Compact and Sustainia released the Global Opportunity Report, addressing some of the most important sustainable business opportunities. The report highlights innovative private sector solutions that will help us reach the UN Global Goals in 12 short years.

DNV GL issues CO2 certification framework and recommended practice

DNV GL announced the launch of both a framework for certifying geological storage of CO2 and a recommended practice for the design and operation of CO2 pipelines, as large-scale roll-out of carbon storage is vital to achieve the climate goals under the Paris Agreement. 

DNV GL approves Kongsberg’s digital engine room simulators

Kongsberg Digital has received DNV-GL statements of compliance for two Engine Room Simulator models, designed to provide training on the K-Sim Engine simulator platform. The certification, based on the requirements of STCW Convention, Regulation I/12, was awarded to the DEDF Cruise Ferry and L11 MAN 6S70 ME SCC K-Sim Engine models in December 2017.

New joint industry project to test biodegradable lubricants

Classification society DNV GL launched a new joint development project with marine insurers The Swedish Club, Norwegian Hull Club, Gard and Skuld, to test the potential influence of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants on failures in stern tube bearings.

Drones to revolutionize ship inspection regime

The introduction of autonomous drones will revolutionize ship inspection regime in the near future, opening up new possibilities, according to Cezary Galinski, Senior Principal Surveyor and Head of the DNV GL drone squad. Having adapted its survey technology to various ship structures, DNV GL conducted its first offshore drone survey, in July 2017.

DNV GL presents the results from PERFECt ship project

The results show that the combined gas turbine and steam turbine integrated electric drive system proposed for the 20,000 TEU class containership of the PERFECt Ship project is competitive compared to oil or LNG fueled ships with piston engines. 

Energy trends in shipping up to 2050

DNV GL says that the world energy system undergoes a major transition towards 2050 and this will have significant implications for shipping. Overall the demand for seaborne transport will increase with 60% by 2050, with the pace of growth being highest up to 2030, and with notable differences between the various shipping segments.

3D printing systems to be installed onboard ships

Danish 3D printing company ‘Create it REAL’, announced the first 3D print pilot project with Green Ship of the Future consortium in Denmark. The project is part of the Green Ship and explores on board printing and related challenges in the existing technology.

Guidelines for additive manufacturing in maritime industry

The classification guideline ensures that the parts or components created by an AM process and the materials from which they are created have the same level of quality assurance as traditionally manufactured products. Additive manufacturing is a term for industrial processes that create three dimensional objects by adding layers of material.

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