• ABB’s Marine Academy gains certification from DNV...

    ABB’s Marine Academy has been recognized by classification society DNV GL for meeting its standards for maritime training. Operating in six locations around the globe, ABB’s Marine Academy aims to reduce vessel downtime and improve safety through education. ABB was awarded the DNV GL SeaSkill certificate following an extensive audit by the classification society and it will be valid for the next five years.

  • DNV GL Grants AiP to MOL and SHI for Design of...

    DNV GL says it has granted approval in principle (AiP) to Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (MOL) and Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for the design of a series of four liquefied natural gas (LNG)-fuelled 20,000 TEU container ships, which are currently under construction.

  • ClassNK secures approval to issue electronic...

    The Liberian International Ship & Corporate registry (LISCR) has authorised Japanese ship classification society ClassNK to provide electronic certificates to Liberian-flagged vessels following statutory surveys.

  • DSME, DNV GL partner for efficient LNG carrier...

    DSME and DNV GL presented the results of a joint development project (JDP) for the design of an innovative, efficient LNG carrier based on today’s technology, at the Gastech 2017 conference in Tokyo, Japan. The project focused on delivering a design which an owner can take straight to the yard and is ready for upcoming market trends and incoming regulations, with an optimal size, hull form, and machinery and electrical systems.

  • DNV GL announces new recommended practice for...

    Steel forgings are essential building blocks for subsea components, but tailor-made solutions to meet end-users’ specific requirements have caused long delivery times. A joint industry project (JIP), led by DNV GL, has now taken the next step in subsea standardization by harmonizing requirements for quality management of forgings. The recommended practice (RP) ‘Steel forgings for subsea applications – quality management requirements,' DNVGL-RP-B202, will enable delivery of high quality forgings at reduced delivery times and cost.

  • Liberian Registry makes key appointments in Tokyo

    The Liberian Registry has appointed Eiji Okazaki as president of the Tokyo office operated by its US-based manager, the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR). Mr Okazaki was formerly president and CEO of Japanese ship owner and ship manager IMECS Co Ltd, a subsidiary company of the Japanese major trading house,

  • ABS publishes comprehensive guidance for LNG...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guide for Building and Classing LNG Regasification Vessels, outlining guidance for classing LNG regasification vessels.

  • ClassNK releases Guidelines for Liquefied...

    Leading classification society ClassNK has released its Guidelines for Liquefied Hydrogen (LH2) Carriers for the safe constructions and operation of LH2 carriers based on provisions of the IMO Interim Recommendations.

  • DNV GL launches “Twisties” Joint Industry Project...

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has launched a revolutionary new joint industry project (JIP) to develop a Recommended Practice intended to de-risk the adoption of “Twisties” and demonstrate the unitisation of wind project cargo. The innovative concept is called “Twisties” - a modular project-cargo transport frame system that is sea-fastened using container twist locks – and which gives the frames their name.


Bureau Veritas launches new technology solution

The classification society Bureau Veritas has launched Veristar AIM 3D, an asset integrity management system based on technology partner Dassault Systems’ 3DEXPERIENCE platform.

The solution combines a digital twin of any marine or offshore asset with smart data in a collaborative environment. Veristar AIM 3D will be used in the design, development and implementation of the operational lifecycle, to reflect and predict the condition of any asset or fleet of assets. The solution supports risk-based inspection and condition-based maintenance approaches.


Bureau Veritas SA (ENXTPA:BVI): Dividend Growth in the Spotlight

Shares of Bureau Veritas SA (ENXTPA:BVI) currenty have a 10 year dividend growth rate of 14.57%. This number is calculated using the geometric average which provides the typical value of dividend growth over the specified period using the product of their values. The geometric average is defined as the nth root of the product of n numbers.


Results of Lloyd’s Register’s Virtual Reality (VR) Safety Simulator show more can be done to minimise risk

Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services, put delegates attending OTC 2017 in Houston, Texas, through their paces with an innovative VR Safety Simulator and gaming experience. A short video of the experience and feedback of some of the users who took part in the experience can be seen below.


DNV GL eyes dynamic risk assessment

Traditional risk management practices involve operators navigating large static risk reports, in addition to handling massive amounts of data, with a limited timeframe to make risk informed decisions during operations. DNV GL has released a position paper showing how risk assessments can be made more dynamic, to provide improved and real-time decision support during operations.


ABS Leads Ballast Water Management Workshop

ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, hosted a Ballast Water Management (BWM) Workshop for ship owners with BWM systems installed onboard their vessels. The full-day session covered a range of issues, including installation, commissioning and operational challenges associated with BWM systems.