• ABS, Industry Experts Tackle MODU Safety Issues

    ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, collaborated with industry experts during its annual Special Committee Meeting held recently to discuss the ABS Rules for Building and Classing Mobile Offshore Drilling Units (MODUs), with the goal of assuring that Rule requirements align with industry nee

  • KOGAS Moves to Develop South Korean LNG Bunkering...

    Korea Gas Corporation (KOGAS), through a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI), DNV GL, and KC LNG Tech Co., Ltd. (KC LNG Tech), is set to develop a protocol for liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering in South Korea, IHS Fairplay reports.

  • DNV GL receives U.S. Environmental Protection...

    DNV GL’s work with San Mateo’s Regionally Integrated Climate Action Planning Suite (RICAPS) initiative was honored today by the U.S. Environmental Agency’s (EPA) Climate Leadership Award in the Innovative Partnerships category. 

  • Industry looks to ABS for best-in-class guidance...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has been awarded a Third Party Organization contract by Blessey Marine Services, Inc., owner and operator of a fleet of inland towing vessels and tank barges, to support compliance with US Coast Guard (USCG) Subchapter M requirements.

  • DNV GL connects the oil and gas with a new...

    The oil and gas industry is increasingly recognising the need to overcome data quality issues and manage the ownership, control, sharing and use of data. As a trusted third party, DNV GL is now launching an industry data platform - Veracity - to facilitate frictionless connections between different industry players, domain experts and data scientists.

  • ClassNK issues Type Certification for LED...

    Leading classification society ClassNK has issued the first Type Certification for LED floodlights for port facility-use to Stanley Electric Co., Ltd., in line with its recently developed Guidelines for Type Certification of Floodlight LED for Port Facilities on 2 February 2017.

  • Bureau Veritas, Clean Marine and Gas Natural...

    Bureau Veritas, Clean Marine Energy (CME) and Gas Natural Fenosa have joined Sea\LNG, the pro-LNG as marine fuel lobby formed last summer by a group of industry leaders, expanding the group’s presence across the supply chain.


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.


DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application

Classification society DNV GL has launched a new application on its My DNV GL portal – the Port State Control (PSC) Planner. The PSC Planner has been designed to help ship owners, managers and operators increase their operational efficiency by giving them an overview of a vessel’s or fleet’s PSC performance and to benchmark that performance against the IACS classed world fleet. It also helps the crew on board by showing them particular areas to focus on when they are preparing for their next inspection.