• DNV GL: Hybrid Vessels an Emerging Trend

    Hybrid propulsion systems and connected ship solutions are emerging technologies that are gaining ground faster than expected, outlined Tor E. Svensen, CEO of Ship-classification society DNV GL – Maritime, at the opening day of Nor-Shipping in Oslo.

  • “Tasneef” issues Inspection and Quality...

    In a business move that places it in the ranks of major international classification societies, “Tasneef” signs an agreement to issue inspection and quality certificates for two container ships owned by Abu Dhabi National Tanker Company (ADNATCO), one of the largest tanker and ship-building companies in the UAE

  • High-tech buoy tender

    IRClass (Indian Register of Shipping), a Classification society and member of IACS, has just completed the new construction survey of a high value, technologically sophisticated Buoy Tender cum multi-purpose vessel built by Cochin Shipyard Ltd (India) under single class.

  • DNV GL awarded technology qualification contract...

    DNV GL Korea, the technical adviser to the oil and gas industry, has been awarded a technology qualification (TQ) contract with Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS) for a FEED Package for a 5MTPA onshore LNG liquefaction plant based on the innovative KSMR liquefaction process.

  • DNV GL gives first GAS READY notation to UASC...

    Recently named in a ceremony at shipbuilder Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries’ Mokpo, South Korea, shipyard, Barzan is the first in a series of six 18,800 TEU containerships ordered by Dubai headquartered United Arab Shipping Company ( UASC). It is the first vessel to receive classification society DNV GL’s new GAS READY notation. 

  • Specialised LNG carrier ClassNK-NAPA GREEN...

    NAPA, the leading global maritime software house, and ClassNK, one of the world’s leading classification societies, today announced that they have begun installation of new performance monitoring software on an Asian LNG carrier’s fleet.


Machines to navigate the seas and skies

Stricter emissions standards and the cost of labour have led a number of engineers to investigate the possibility of autonomous ships, notably at Rolls-Royce which is leading the €6.6m Advanced Autonomous Waterborne Applications Initiative.


DNV GL Highlights Research Underway

DNV GL has published a report on its research activities: Research Review 2015. The document summarizes strategic research and innovation within DNV GL. Two of the projects described are:


LNG fueled bulkers are a double first for DNV GL

Two 25,600 dwt bulk carriers ordered by Finland's ESL Shipping back in November (see earlier story) will not only be world's first large LNG-fueled bulkers, but the first vessels constructed to the new DNV GL rules for general dry cargo ships.