DNV GL announced that it awarded the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with the project certificate. The certification procedure was based on the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency standard BSH7005 and covers all stages of the project development from design planning over construction to commissioning.
Nanyang Technological University, DNV GL, and Shell have launched a competition to attract ideas in order to cut the cost of equipping an LNG fuel gas system to an existing ocean-going vessel. The ‘Low-Cost LNG Retrofit (LCLR) Challenge’ aims to to help shipping companies adopt cleaner fuels and reduce harmful emissions.
DNV GL in cooperation with Menon Economics published the report “The Leading Maritime Capitals 2019”. The report provides insight on which maritime cities provide the best support for companies in shipping and related services. Singapore retained the first position from 15 maritime capitals. Singapore ranked first in three of the five pillars of the ranking: Shipping; Ports and Logistics; and Attractiveness and Competitiveness.
DNV GL and Keppel Marine and Deepwater Technology, a subsidiary of Keppel Offshore & Marine, signed a framework agreement to advance the uptake of LNG as ship fuel. The agreement regards future newbuilding projects including LNG bunker vessels, small-scale LNG carriers and floating storage regasification units, as well as LNG related assets employing battery and hybrid technologies.
A joint industry program between Maritime Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and DNV GL class society was announced on April 9. The joint program will consist of ten member companies of the Singapore Shipping Association (SSA) to examine how spare parts produced by 3D printers can help the industry to cut costs and downtimes.
DNV GL announced that it joined INATBA, the International Association of Trusted Blockchain Applications. This is an EU backed initiative, aiming to establish a framework that will enable blockchain to flourish. The members of INATBA aspire to promote an open and transparent governance model that serves stakeholders in the private and public sectors.
DNV GL published a new report, revealing that the vast majority (85%) of professionals working in the LNG sector consider that more investment is necessary in LNG infrastructure to meet forecasts for growing global demand after 2025. On the other hands, 69% stated that uncertainty regarding prices is limiting spending in the mega-projects needed to feed the world’s growing demand for LNG.
DNV GL announced that Samsung Heavy Industries INTELLIMAN Ship software is compliant with the EU-MRV and IMO-DCS regulations. The INTELLIMAN Ship is a smart ship solution, aiming to facilitate data management from fleet operation to life-cycle service. DNV GL confirmed that the software can be used as a recording and reporting tool.
DNV GL has called on wind industry stakeholders to join a new Joint Industry Project to mutually develop a new guideline to alleviate wind turbine structures from the impacts of cyclones and earthquakes. The ACE Joint Industry Project aims to bring more transparency and reduce uncertainty in the design of offshore wind turbines.
DNV GL launched a revised Recommended Practice (RP) that contains a new approach for assurance of non-class equipment and systems during recommissioning. When the market moves back from a downturn, vessels are leaving the lay-up buoys and the focus shifts from preservation to recommissioning.
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