DNV GL explains why a wind turbine performance upgrade could go wrong

DNV GL provides recommendations on those who are offered wind turbine upgrade packages, that consist of software updates and some of hardware, as Vortex generators. Yet, DNV GL alerts that although many are the benefits coming from the upgrades, there are also some dangers that need to be avoided.

About 2,200 vessels to install scrubbers

In light of the approaching IMO 2020 sulphur cap, Bloomberg suggests that in the following years about 2,200 vessels are to install scrubbers, as if they don’t they will be banned. DNV GL states that putting all those vessels in a line, they’d stretch about 340 miles.

Watch: New project launched to digitalize engineering drawings

School of Computing at Robert Gordon University’s, funded by The Data Lab, latest successful collaboration with DNV GL, uses Machine Learning to create a fully automated solution to analyse and process complex engineering drawings. The project is called ‘Images to Data’.

San Marino Republic to use blockchain to achieve carbon neutrality

An MoU was signed between the Republic of San Marino, Republic of San Marino Innovation Institute S.p.A, DNV GL Business Assurance Group AS and VeChain Foundation Limited, to guide the Republic toward the adoption of the blockchain technology. The blockchain MoU, aims to define models able of incentivizing sustainable behavior from citizens.

Digitalization will thrive only if shipping companies collaborate

During an exclusive interview with the SAFETY4SEA team in Oslo’s Nor-Shipping Conference, DNV GL’s Veracity Commercial Director, Magnus Lande, highlighted that digitalization can be successful only if maritime stakeholders unite their expertise and knowledge on smart issues.

Chances arising from testing additive manufacturing

Wärtsilä Marine Solutions used additive manufacturing (AM) in order to create a crucial component for an inert gas system; In this technological step, DNV GL assisted in a time when initial production prototypes displayed an unexpected characteristic. 

New initiative aspires to make ocean data available globally

One of the biggest challenges that the global marine research is currently facing is the lack of knowledge. In comparison to the innovation and research that takes place on land, data-driven marine research is far behind. The fact is that there are several smaller data initiatives and platforms in the world today, but not an all-encompassing platform combining it all. The Ocean Data Platform is an initiative aiming to change this.

New paper discusses hydrogen in electricity value chain

Hydrogen production is often presented as the default option for using surplus electricity from renewable generation. However, there is an investment merit order for coping with surplus electricity, said DNV GL in a new paper, highlighting that hydrogen is expected to play a significant role in the future European energy system.


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