By Dino Cervetto, RINA Services
From the technological point of view, many progresses have already been made in the last years in a great variety of fields of application, and many more are expected in the near future.
Projects worth Dh35 million for maintenance of marine facilities and coastal protection for the next two years were approved by Shaikh Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai, UAE Minister of Finance and Chairman of Dubai Municipality.
DNV GL and Arcadia Shipmanagement Co. Ltd. have announced the award of “BEST PSC PERFORMANCE” to ARCADIA’s oil tanker AEGEAN POWER, for best PSC performance in DNV GL’s Region South East Europe and Middle East, with zero detentions and zero deficiencies over the entire life of the vessel, and for a period of 10 years.
SINGAPORE'S Maritime and Port Authority (MPA) has renewed a research agreement with classification society DNV GL to expand its ambit to cover intelligent shipping systems.
When a high-speed support ship arrived at a yard in Curaçao needing emergency repairs to hull plating, drydock unavailability created a new dimension to an otherwise standard repair job.
German shipping company Norddeutsche Reederei has contracted DNV GL to carry out Inventory of Hazardous Materials (IHM) certifications on board its managed fleet of more than 50 vessels.
New research by DNV GL, the technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, shows oil and gas companies seeking to rebalance business portfolios and reorganizing for a new era. In a period of drawn-out recovery, almost half (49%) of senior oil and gas professionals surveyed expect their businesses to diversify into, or invest more in, opportunities outside of oil and gas. Still, almost eight out of ten see long term opportunities for gas.
Companies in the oil and gas sector are seeking to rebalance business portfolios and reorganize for a new era, according to research of senior industry professionals on the outlook for 2017.
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.
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, 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.
Leading classification society ClassNK has issued EGCSR-F (Exhaust Gas Cleaning System Ready Full) notations to nine ships operated by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. This notification signifies that the ship fulfills requirement for SOx scrubber retrofitting.
Energy certification body, DNV GL has awarded Voltamp Oman with two KEMA type test certificates for a 125 MVA large power transformer (LPT), the largest transformer ever built in the GCC and a 315 kVA neutral earthing transformer(EAT).