Baoham Offshore (HK) Ltd. has selected ABS to provide classification services for newbuilds in China.
The plugging and abandonment (P&A) of offshore wells represents a significant cost to operating companies and national authorities. On the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) alone, the cost is estimated to be USD108bn (NOK1870bn) over the next 40 years. Now a new DNV GL guideline will introduce a risk-based approach instead of the current prescriptive practice. DNV GL estimates that when combined with optimized project execution and new technology, the P&A cost can be reduced by 30-50%.
Anbima, a Brazilian group representing investment funds, said on Monday that rules aimed at adapting investment funds to a new industry classification system will take effect in October, instead of July.
Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” has signed an agreement with Lockheed Martin, a global security, aerospace, and information technology company in the United States, to issue classification certificates and conduct inspection for a design of new naval vessel manufactured by Lockheed Martin.
The International Association of Classifications Societies (IACS) has adopted new Unified Requirements that will further improve the safety of Large Container Ships by enhancing consistency between pre-existing Class Society provisions in this area.
Into his final month as chairman of the International Association of Classification Societies (IACS), Philippe Donche-Gay has had time to ruminate on the class body, its mission and how it could improve. The executive vice president and head of the marine & offshore division at Bureau Veritas took on the rolling one-year chairmanship of IACS last July.
DNV GL says regulatory requirements for CO2, SOx, and NOx emissions are "pushing the limits" of what can be achieved with conventional bunker fuel and scrubbers.
The International Association of Classification Societies (IACS) announced the adoption of new Unified Requirements to further improve the safety of large containerships by enhancing consistency between preexisting class society provisions in this area.
Korea's Hyundai Heavy Industries reports that it recently received approval in principle (AIP) from DNV GL for its SkyBench design concept for maximizing cargo loading capacity of large containerships.
Safety and quality will continue to head up the DNV GL Maritime agenda under ceo Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, who took over the position from Tor Svensen in the second half of 2015 after having served for two years as coo.
ClassNK chairman and president Noburu Ueda has stood down from the top post with current executive vice president Koichi Fujiwara taking the helm.
South Korean shipbuilding major Daewoo Shipbuilding and Marine Engineering (DSME) posted a KRWÂ 5.13
Arab transport ministers approved UAE Classification Society “Tasneef” as the first Arab classification society accredited by road and transportation ministries in the Arab countries.
The current partnership between Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” and the Jordanian Academy for Maritime Studies is considered an embodiment of Arab cooperation; through this strategic partnership