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    DNV GL’s new Veracity industry platform unlocks the potential of big data [Feb 2017] DNV GL is launching a new industry data platform - “Veracity” - to help the maritime industry improve its profitability and explore new business models through digitalization. The Veracity industry data platform is designed to help companies improve data quality and manage the ownership, security, sharing and use of data.
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    DNV GL, Enhancing fire safety on Ro-Ro decks [Jun 2016] DNV GL has issued a report on fire incidents in Ro-Ro spaces to address growing safety concerns in this segment and provide guidance to shipowners. DNV GL’s “Fires on Ro-Ro decks” has examined fires within Ro-Ro spaces on Ro-Pax vessels, vehicle carriers and general Ro-Ro cargo vessels and has identified 35 such fires between 2005 and 2016.
    DNV GL works with industry leaders to develop a new LPG carrier [Jun 2016] DNV GL has initiated a joint industry project for the design of a state-of-the-art next generation LPG carrier. LPGreen aims is to develop a more energy efficient, environmentally friendly, and safer vessel for the transportation of LPG products, taking into account existing and future trading patterns and ensuring
    Posidonia 2016: DNV GL presents modern classification solutions [Jun 2016] The promise of new modern classification solutions to deliver quality, fulfill customer’s needs, and implement innovative technologies was the key theme for DNV GL at their press conference at the Posidonia trade fair today. The world’s leading classification society, DNV GL outlined some of the steps it is taking to respond to
    DNV GL works with Tsakos for the industry’s first cybersecurity management system [Jun 2016] Tsakos Group of Companies has selected DNV GL to assist in preparing a cybersecurity management system for its fleet and onshore facilities - the first such management system developed by a shipping company in cooperation with DNV GL’s Advisory Services. The Greek shipping organization will implement
    DNV GL enables tailor-made safety reporting with latest ShipManager release [Mar 2016] Shipping companies are increasingly gathering information from the fleet in order to improve their operations and safety performance. Without easy-to-use and data smart systems potential insights and improvements may be lost. Time-consuming reporting to various stakeholders may reduce focus on other important tasks.
    Pumping up subsea processing with an industry project on standardization [Feb 2016] A joint industry project (JIP) to standardize subsea processing systems has been kickstarted by DNV GL with industry partners Petrobras, Shell, Statoil and Woodside. Subsea development projects have been under substantial pressure due to cost inflation and the low oil price, prompting a need to simplify the industry’s approach.
    New DNV GL notations for water-lubricated tail shafts offers unlimited intervals between shaft withdrawals [Jan 2016] Two new tail shaft monitoring class notations from DNV GL offer ship owners and operators the possibility of unlimited intervals between tail shaft withdrawal surveys for water-lubricated systems. With these two voluntary class notations, TMON (closed loop water) and TMON
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    BRIDGING THE GAP: DNV GL LAUNCHES FIRST STANDARD FOR CLASSIFICATION OF OFFSHORE GANGWAYS [Dec 2015] DNV GL, the leading technical adviser to the oil and gas industry, today published the first industry standard providing guidance on offshore personnel transfer by gangway. DNVGL-ST-0358 will contribute in documenting and securing safe operational performance of
    DNV GL and Hempel to cooperate for measurable fleet performance improvement [Dec 2015] To reap the benefits of any efficiency improvements, reliable measurement and analytics are essential, both to set baselines and to calculate returns. Today, at Marintec China trade fair, Hempel and DNV GL signed a cooperation agreement to work together to bring customers clear,
    DNV GL presents DSIC with AiP for DSJ500 jack-up design [Dec 2015] DNV GL presented Dalian Shipbuilding Industry Co. Ltd (DSIC) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate for their new DSJ-500 jack-up design for drilling in depths of up to 500 feet. Tor E. Svensen, DNV GL Group Executive Vice President, handed over the certificate to Liu Wenmin, DSIC Deputy Technical Director,
    JACKUP PLAYERS COLLABORATE TO INCREASE RELIABILITY AND REDUCE COST IN NEW DNV GL JIP [Nov 2015] Lack of properly assessed and defined wear limits for jacking systems can lead to significant downtimes with financial implications for jackup operations. DNV GL, supported by leading global industry players in the jackup industry, has established a joint industry project (JIP),
    DNV GL with first guidance on fiscal and quality measurements for LNG bunkering [Oct 2015] Until now, there has been no international standard describing the methods for fiscal measurements and suitability for liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a marine fuel, despite the growing international market for small scale LNG bunkering. DNV GL’s updated Recommended Practice (RP)
    DNV establishes Deepwater Technology Centre in Singapore [Oct 2015] GTT, CMA CGM (and its subsidiary CMA Ships) and DNV GL released a technical and feasibility study for a new mega box ship today - the Piston Engine Room Free Efficient Containership PERFECt. The concept vessel is LNG-fuelled, powered by a combined gas and steam turbine, and is electrically driven.
    A safer bulk trade - DNV GL releases new guideline on cargo liquefaction' [Oct 2015] DNV GL has published a guideline for the design and operation of vessels with bulk cargo that may liquefy. The guideline aims to raise the awareness of the risks of liquefaction and describes mitigating actions to reduce these risks. Many common bulk cargoes, such as iron ore fines, nickel ore and various mineral concentrates,
    DNV GL’s Green Coastal Shipping Programme wins Lloyd’s List Environment Award [Oct 2015] DNV GL received the HPH Environment Award for its leadership of the Green Coastal Shipping Programme at the Lloyd’s List Global Awards 2015 ceremony in London last night. The programme aims to encourage the development and implementation of green technology concepts in Norway’s coastal and
    The future of classification - DNV GL publishes new rule set [Oct 2015] The new DNV GL rules for classification of ships will be publicly available online for the first time today. After an unprecedented development and review process, involving 250 internal experts and more than 800 customers and maritime stakeholders, the rules set a new benchmark.
    Hong Kong’s Wah Kwong implements ShipManager software by DNV GL [Sep 2015] Wah Kwong Ship Management (HK) Limited will adopt DNV GL’s ShipManagerTM integrated fleet management software suite to further improve operational efficiency, data transparency and safety reporting. Wah Kwong is a leading provider of maritime transport in the bulk carrier, tanker and LPG segments,
    Five pilot projects for Green Coastal Shipping programme chosen [Sep 2015] DNV GL and 25 partners from the Norwegian maritime industry and the Norwegian authorities have presented the five pilot projects that will be pursued as part of Norway’s Green Coastal Shipping Programme. The programme aims to encourage the research and implementation of green technology concepts in
    DNV GL classed world’s first fully electrical ferry Ampere wins Ship Efficiency Award [Sep 2015] The first purely battery-driven car and passenger ferry Ampere has won the Ship Efficiency Award in the category Environmental Technology. The award recognizes innovative solutions which have contributed to reducing the environmental impact of shipping operations.
    DNV GL HELPS INDUSTRY NAVIGATE ENVIRONMENTAL REQUIREMENTS OF EU OFFSHORE SAFETY DIRECTIVE WITH NEW RP [Sep 2015] The recently implemented EU Offshore Safety Directive1 is now mandatory and requires identification of major environmental incidents (MEIs) and the associated safety and environmental critical elements (SECEs)2. However, to date there has not been a common approach within
    DNV GL releases new class notation for gas bunkering operation from ship to ship [Aug 2015] DNV GL has developed a new class notation for gas bunker vessels that ensures safe fuel transfer operations from one ship to another. Until now, the development of standards guiding gas fuel transfer operations in ports has lagged behind, as the maritime industry focussed on developing standards for
    DNV GL- led standardization JIP with Korean yards could cut project costs by 15% [Jul 2015] Variations in owner, operator and regulatory requirements during engineering and construction phases at South Korean shipyards present a huge challenge for operators and drive up costs. DNV GL has kicked off a joint industry project (JIP) with HHI, DSME and SHI that will establish a new international standard for
    LNGreen: Next-generation LNG carrier concept by DNV GL, HHI, GTT and GasLog [Jul 2015] DNV GL is pleased to announce the completion of the LNGreen joint industry project, which worked to develop a state-of-the-art next-generation LNG carrier. The LNGreen joint industry project brought together experts from DNV GL and industry specialists from GTT, Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and the shipowner GasLog.
    Integration of AVEVA and DNV GL's Sesam reduces costs in maritime and offshore engineering [Jul 2015] Engineers designing ship hulls and offshore floaters can now save time and money in the early design phase due to a breakthrough allowing transfer of 3D models from AVEVA Marine to Sesam GeniE, the two leading design and engineering software systems in the maritime and offshore market.
    DNV GL appoints Tor Svensen as Group EVP and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen as Maritime CEO [Jun 2015] DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen as Group Executive Vice President. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting 1 August 2015.
    Veritas Petroleum Services and DNV GL kick off development of new ECO Insight module [Jun 2015] Veritas Petroleum Services (VPS) and DNV GL signed a cooperation agreement to develop a new module for DNV GL’s ECO Insight fleet performance management solution at the Nor-Shipping trade fair recently. By tapping into the world’s largest fuel sampling database, this module will allow owners,
    DNV GL and Jotun cooperate on hull performance [Jun 2015] DNV GL and the Norwegian paint manufacturer Jotun signed a cooperation agreement to work on improving hull performance at Nor-Shipping today. The project will bring together two performance management services, Jotun’s Hull Performance Solution and DNV GL’s ECO Insight solution, to collect and analyse data on hull degradation.
    Hyundai Heavy Industries receives DNV GL Approval in Principle for SkyBench concept [Jun 2015] Classification society DNV GL has presented Hyundai Heavy Industries CO., LTD. (HHI) with an Approval in Principle (AiP) certificate at the Nor-Shipping exhibition in Oslo today. The result of development conducted by HHI and co-work closely together with DNV GL, the certificate confirms that the concept complies
    DNV GL Award for Young Professionals: Towards safer, smarter and greener shipping [Jun 2015] DNV GL rewarded three engineers for their scientific research at Nor-Shipping today and presented them with the DNV GL Award for Young Professionals. This year’s theme was finding innovative ideas for increasing safety, efficiency and sustainability in the maritime industry.
    Update on “Shipping 2020”: DNV GL sees hybrid propulsion and connectivity as emerging trends [Jun 2015] With 2020 in sight, DNV GL looked at the lessons to be learned from the update to the classification society’s “Shipping 2020” report which was published in 2012. Now, three years later, hybrid propulsion systems and connected ship solutions are emerging technologies that are gaining ground
    Remi Eriksen appointed new Group CEO at DNV GL [May 2015] The Board of Directors of DNV GL Group has appointed Remi Eriksen as the company’s new Group President & CEO. He is succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who is retiring on 1 August. Since October 2014, the Board of Directors has undertaken an extensive executive search and selection process to find and appoint the new DNV GL Group President & CEO
    Solid first annual results for DNV GL [May 2015] 2014 was the first full financial year of the DNV GL Group AS (DNV GL) following the merger between DNV and GL. “While both managing the ambitious merger and maintaining a full focus on providing premium service to our customers, we also increased our revenues by 10%, achieving an operating revenue of NOK 21,623 million,” says Henrik O. Madsen, DNV GL Group President & CEO.
    DNV GL’s Unmanned FLNG Concept Boosts Safety and reduces costs [May 2015] APPEA, Melbourne: DNV GL has developed a new unmanned floating LNG concept that overcomes many of the challenges currently faced by those looking to unlock the potential of remote offshore gas fields. vCalled Solitude, the concept demonstrates how technological advances - most of the technology already within reach
    With great (computing) power comes great insight: Tatsuo Nishikawa wins DNV GL COMPIT award for 2015. [May 2015] Tatsuo Nishikawa has been announced as the winner of the DNV GL COMPIT Award 2015. The Japanese CFD (computational fluid dynamics) expert, working for the Shipbuilding Research Centre of Japan in Tokyo, was honoured for his paper’s contribution to the use of
    Seatrade Award for DNV GL classed Ampere, world's first fully electric vessel [May 2015] Ampere, the world’s first large fully electric vessel, has received the Seatrade Clean Shipping award for 2015. Owned and operated by Norled and designed and constructed by Fjellstrand, the DNV GL classed car ferry is a fully battery driven catamaran made of aluminium. Innovative not only in its propulsion system but
    Naming of UASC containership Barzan sees first vessel with DNV GL’s new GAS READY class notation hit the water [May 2015] Barzan, the first in a series of six 18,800 TEU container vessels ordered by UASC, was recently named at Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries (HSHI) in Mokpo, South Korea. The vessel is the first to receive classification society DNV GL’s new GAS READY notation.
    United Nations Secretary-General appoints DNV GL CEO Henrik O. Madsen as new Global Compact board member [May 2015] United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has appointed Dr Henrik O. Madsen, Group President & Chief Executive Officer of DNV GL, as a new board member to the UN Global Compact board, the world’s largest voluntary corporate sustainability initiative.
    DNV GL sponsors sailing yacht “Broader View Hamburg“ [May 2015] Hamburg’s shipping and sailing community came together at the city’s yacht harbour today, as DNV GL and Hamburgischer Verein Seefahrt (HVS) christened the offshore racing yacht “Broader View Hamburg”. The classification society has taken up the sponsorship of the Andrews 56 vessel to support and encourage more young people to develop their interest
    DNV GL hosts Norwegian State Secretary in Hamburg [Apr 2015] High ranking state officials from Norway met with the senior management team at DNV GL’s maritime headquarters in Hamburg today. Tor Svensen, CEO, Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, COO, and Torsten Schramm, President of DNV GL - Maritime, shared the classification society’s experiences with liquefied natural gas (LNG) as a fuel for shipping
    DNV GL issues design guideline enabling safe and redundant closed bus DP operations [Apr 2015] Advanced dynamic positioning (DP) vessels can now meet critical safety regulations while gaining operational flexibility, efficiency and cost savings through new design and monitoring methods. More and more operators are asking their drilling contractors to operate their DP units in closed-bus mode,
    From highway to waterway: Cargo Ferry moves transport from road to sea [Apr 2015] A new competitive and eco-friendly maritime transport concept, the Cargo Ferry project, was presented in Oslo today. The result of more than two years of work, the concept has been developed as an alternative transport solution for containers that are carried for more than 200km on land.
    DNV GL launches Singapore Service Centre [Apr 2015] The new Singapore Service Centre (SSC) will streamline customer support and enhance customers’ experiences by giving them a single point of contact for all operational issues. Singapore is a growing maritime hub, which has hundreds of shipmanagers with approximately 1,500 DNV GL classed vessels managed from Singapore.
    DNV GL forges ahead in enabling reduced subsea lead times [Apr 2015] Steel forgings are important bulding blocks for subsea components and are often tailored to meet end-users’ specific requirements. This results in long delivery times and repeated follow-ups throughout the supply chain. With DNV GL’s new Recommended Practice (RP) ’Steel forgings for subsea applications’
    CMA Shipping 2015: DNV GL - Maritime CEO Tor Svensen addresses cybersecurity risks [Mar 2015] Ships and offshore structures are increasingly dependent on programmable control systems. These integrated and networked solutions provide an ever-larger target for cyber threats. Cybersecurity in the maritime and offshore industry was also up for discussion at this year’s CMA Shipping event during a session
    DNV GL releases the latest issue of Maritime Impact Magazine [Mar 2015] DNV GL has published this year’s first issue of the classification society’s customer and stakeholder magazine Maritime Impact. It covers emerging trends in the shipping industry. This issue’s theme is ‘pushing the limits of performance’. “There are many ways to unlock hidden performance-enhancement potential,
    DNV GL launches advanced hull and propeller performance analytics [Mar 2015] DNV GL is launching an advanced hull and propeller performance analytics module as part of the new fleet performance management service ECO Insight. The module is based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods to correct for changing operational conditions and produces much more accurate results than existing approximate
    US Coast Guard completes LNG bunkering regulations with reference to DNV GL’s Recommended Practice [Mar 2015] Responding to the industry’s need for more guidance on procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, the US Coast Guard (USCG) has published two new Policy Letters on LNG Bunkering, Personnel Training and Waterfront Facilities.
    Registration now open for new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management [Mar 2015] Admissions have now opened for the new Postgraduate Diploma in Executive Maritime Management, offered by the World Maritime University (WMU) in cooperation with DNV GL Maritime Academy. Managers in today’s extremely competitive maritime industry need to cope with ongoing technical,
    Vessels for the Future - new research association to spur maritime transport’s competitiveness [Mar 2015] Looking ahead to 2020 and beyond, both maritime and inland waterways will be under ever increasing pressure, as we use them for transport, recreation and commercially. At European Shipping week, Dr Pierre C. Sames, Chairman of the European Research Association and Director of Maritime Technology,
    COMPIT 2015 showcases smarter ships, systems and solutions [Feb 2015] The 14th International Conference on Computer and IT Applications in the Maritime Industries (COMPIT) will take place from 11th to 13th May 2015 in Ulrichshusen, Germany. First held in the year 2000, COMPIT has established itself as a key conference in information technology (IT) for the mari­time industries, bringing together software developers and users.
    Liberty One receives two ISO certificates from DNV GL [Feb 2015] Classification society DNV GL has certified maritime services provider Liberty One under ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 for its quality and environment management system. Matthias Ritters, DNV GL Regional Manager Germany, presented the certificates in Bremen to Dietrich Schulz, owner and Managing Director of Liberty One, along with Capt. Jan Stahmer,
    DNV GL welcomes MSC Oscar, world’s largest boxship, to fleet [Feb 2015] he world’s leading ship and offshore classification society DNV GL welcomes the world’s largest containership into class - the MSC Oscar. Delivered by Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME) in Geoje, South Korea, in January the 19,224TEU vessel is already plying its trade on the new East-West service.
    Secure VGP compliance with new DNV GL verification service [Jan 2015] Recent updates to the US Vessel General Permit (VGP) have brought new technical and reporting requirements for vessels operating in US waters, including the need for the preparation of a detailed annual report. DNV GL’s newly introduced VGP verification service helps to ensure compliance by providing a comprehensive review of both VGP procedures
    DNV GL opens new Central China office in Nanjing [Jan 2015] The world’s largest ship and offshore classification society DNV GL has opened up a new office in Nanjing. It will support business growth in the area and be the centre for operations in Central China. Headed by Area Manager Chen Keng, DNV GL Central China covers most of the Jiangsu Province and follows the Yangtze River upstream to Chongqing and Sichuan.
    DNV GL certification helps Hapag-Lloyd prepare for MRV [Jan 2015] Hapag-Lloyd is preparing to become the world’s first MRV-Ready certified shipowner, working with classification society DNV GL on a verification programme that will prove their readiness with incoming EU emission monitoring regulations for their entire own-managed fleet. MRV (monitoring, reporting and verification) are the incoming European Union
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    DNV GL presents HHI and UASC with AIP for “LNG Ready” mega box ships [Sep 2014] From right to left: Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime, presents the Approval in Principle for the first “LNG Ready” mega box ships to Mr. Oi Hyun Kim, CEO and COO, of HHI’s Shipbuilding Division and Mr. Waleed Al Dawood, COO of United Arab Shipping Company, in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani,
    DNV GL, GTT and Hanjin join together for LNG boxship study [Sep 2014] Left to Right: Jun-Keun Choi, Senior Design Engineer Hanjin Heavy Industries, Benjamin Scholz, DNV GL Maritime Ship Type Expert of Gas Carriers, Arthur Barret, LNG Bunkering Program Director, GTT, at the presentation at the DNV GL Forum. Hanjin, GTT and DNV GL have signed an agreement to jointly investigate
    DNV GL launches new version of port clearance software [May 2014] Port clearance can be a complex and time-consuming process, with costly consequences for shipowners if it is not completed meticulously and accurately. The release of DNV GL’s Navigator Port 2 software brings the world’s number one port clearance software to a new level of usability, with a completely new and intuitive structure and interface.
    DNV GL wins Environment Protection Award [Apr 2014] DNV GL, the world’s leading ship classification society and one of the world’s leading risk and sustainability service providers, won the “Environment Protection Award” at the 2014 Seatrade Asia Awards held on 7 April. Left to right: Mr Derek Novak, Vice President Operations, Pacific Division, ABS, Mr Steen Lund, Regional Manager
    DNV GL opens new Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore [Feb 2014] DNV GL, the world’s leading ship classification society and one of the world’s leading risk and sustainability service providers with more than 500 employees in Singapore, consolidates its operations in its new headquarters to meet the growing demand for its services in the region.
    DNV GL Secures Mariner Field Contract [Feb 2014] The award is the culmination of two years’ of project FEED support, assisting Statoil in developing Performance Standards and the Written Scheme of Examination (WSE) under the UK Offshore Safety Case Regulations for the Production Drilling Quarters (PDQ), Subsea, Umbilical’s, Risers & Flowlines (SURF) and the Floating Storage Unit (FSU).
    [Jan 2014]: DNV GL position paper on future alternative fuel mix for global shipping DNV GL has released a position paper on the future alternative fuel mix for global shipping. While LNG is expected to be an early success, the picture becomes more diversified with time, as more than 20 per cent of shipping could adopt hybrid propulsion solutions, featuring batteries or other energy storage technologies.
    [Jan 2014]: DNV GL appoints new Group Chief Technology Officer Lutz Wittenberg has been appointed the new Group Chief Technology Officer at DNV GL. In his new role, Lutz Wittenberg will be responsible for group-wide technology developments and report directly to Group CEO Henrik Madsen. In addition, he has become a member of the DNV GL executive committee.
    [Jan 2014]: DNV GL to class new methanol-fuelled tankers The first four vessels to use DNV GL’s rules for low flashpoint fuels will be a series of 50,000 dwt tankers ordered by the owners Marinvest and Westfal-Larsen. The vessels are the very first to be fuelled by methanol. These product carriers which also are prepared for methanol will be built at Hyundai Mipo Dockyards and are scheduled for delivery in 2016.
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    Press: DNV Launches “DATE” in Singapore[Jan 2013]
    DNV has launched its new value added service “Direct Access to Technical Experts (DATE)” in Singapore. Designed for faster and more efficient customer support on technical and class systematic enquiries, DATE offers customers a single direct point of contact for all technical issues. Operating and managing ships is a highly complex business with new challenges and questions being generated everyday. DNV proudly assists its maritime customers with technical support as part of its value added class services.
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