DNV GL issued a white paper assessing alternative fuels and technologies, taking a look at the price, availability, regulatory challenges and noting that the majority of ships that use conventional fuels will either switch to low sulphur conventional fuels, or use a scrubber system while continuing to use HFO.
To reduce power-cable failures offshore, DNV GL, ECN, WMC, BREM, VanderHoekPhotonics, Deltares and other partners are joining forces in a Joint Industry Project. Power-cable failures offshore are often the main risk affecting the development and operation of offshore wind farms. The project will operate from mid-2018 to mid-2020.
Japan’s Oshima Shipbuilding cooperated with DNV GL, on a joint development project for a new 65,000dwt open-hatch general cargo carrier concept. The 210m ship will have a 77,000m3 and 65,000 tonnes deadweight capacity, with a 13.1m draught due to its wider breadth. Composite uses similar raw materials to those found in the hatch covers of the ECO-Ship 2020.
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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