ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, published a report providing insights into how industry is progressing with ballast water management (BWM) systems.
An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted Zephir Ltd. lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on a test site in Janneby, Germany, demonstrating product compliance with best-practice guidelines of the EUDP UniTTe programs – industry benchmarks for the installation of turbine-mounted remote sensing devices.
Surveyors from DNV GL have carried out the classification society's first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the UK North Sea. Owned and operated by Prosafe, the 25,383-gigatonne support vessel (TSV) supports Statoil's drilling operations off the coast of Norway.
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a workshop on the use of the Smart Survey Simulator, an advanced training solution for vessel survey inspections, in cooperation with Norway-based international classification society DNV GL.
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by U.S. shipbuilder Vigor.
Classification society ABS has joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance. Recently launched in Shanghai, China, the group plans to have an unmanned cargo ship in the water by October 2021. The design will integrate features of independent decision-making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control.
An important group of organisations that exert considerable influence on the design, construction and safety of ships is the Classification Societies. Classification is defined as ‘a division by groups in order of merit’. These societies work for the benefit of ship-owners, cargo-owners and underwriters in order to ascertain if a particular ship represented a reasonable risk.
Sofia Fürstenberg worked with DNV GL and at AP Moller Maersk in its maritime technology division before starting her own consultancy. She was instrumental in the development and success of the Disruptive Sustainability hall at Nor-Shipping and is one of this year’s speakers and panelists at Fathom’s Fleet Transformation Event in London.
Shell’s floating liquefied natural gas (FLNG) facility Prelude has officially entered into Lloyd’s Register class. At 488 metres long, 74 metres wide and displacing about 600,000 tonnes of water, Prelude is the largest floating offshore facility in the world.
Global classification society ClassNK has completed the document review for a ship recycling facility plan (SRFP) submitted by Philippines-based Tsuneishi Ship Recycling (Negros) (TSRNI).
Hapag-Lloyd Cruises’ expedition vessel, 155-passenger Bremen has become one of the first passenger ships to receive the Polar Code certification which will be mandatory for ships operating in the polar regions from January 2018.
Wison Offshore & Marine (Wison) announced that it has received Approval in Principle (AIP) from Bureau Veritas for its newly-developed large-scale floating LNG storage and regasification terminal.
DNV GL has partnered with Lundin Norway to develop the first step of a solution to predict unplanned shutdowns at the Edvard Grieg production platform, located at Utsira High in the North Sea.