Classification

  • Signalling system gets ISA certificate

    The Kochi Metro Rail crossed another milestone on Saturday with the advanced signalling system - Communication Based Train Control(CBTC) - adopted for the project getting Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) certificate.

  • DNV GL launches the analytics platform Lumina

    Today’s organisations are facing a complex business environment. With increasing demands from stakeholders to operate sustainably, and with international standards being revised to encompass a more holistic view of the business context and related risks, organisations need to adapt and work smarter.

  • DNV GL Advisor for 3 New UK Wind Farms

    DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has advised renowned lenders, including Santander, on their GBP 210 million project finance investment for the construction of three new onshore wind farms by Banks Renewables, the first of which is expected to start generating electricity by early 2018.

  • 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,

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ABS Classes U.S.-built Liquefied Gas Barge

ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, is pleased to confirm that the ABS-classed Harvest, an articulated tug barge (ATB) purpose-built to transport liquefied anhydrous ammonia, has been delivered to a subsidiary of Savage Companies by U.S. shipbuilder Vigor.

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ABS joins Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance

Classification society ABS has joined the Unmanned Cargo Ship Development Alliance. Recently launched in Shanghai, China, the group plans to have an unmanned cargo ship in the water by October 2021. The design will integrate features of independent decision-making, autonomous navigation, environmental perception and remote control.

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Shipping: The role of classification societies

An important group of organisations that exert considerable influence on the design, construction and safety of ships is the Classification Societies. Classification is defined as ‘a division by groups in order of merit’. These societies work for the benefit of ship-owners, cargo-owners and underwriters in order to ascertain if a particular ship represented a reasonable risk.

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ABS GLOBAL SEMINARS PROVIDE THE LATEST UPDATES FROM MEPC 71

Following the conclusion of the 71st session of the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Marine Environment Protection Committee (MEPC) meeting, ABS hosted multiple seminars across the globe, providing deeper insight on the activities and outcomes of MEPC 71.

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Digitalizing class services

The digital transformation of assets and information flows is currently one of the greatest changes in shipping, spurring automation of existing processes and functions and positively impacting upon safety and environmental performance. Ships are becoming sophisticated sensor hubs and data generators, and advances in satellite communications are improving ship connectivity, allowing for a massive increase in the volumes of data transferred at ever-lower cost.

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Digitalizing class services

The digital transformation of assets and information flows is currently one of the greatest changes in shipping, spurring automation of existing processes and functions and positively impacting upon safety and environmental performance. Ships are becoming sophisticated sensor hubs and data generators, and advances in satellite communications are improving ship connectivity, allowing for a massive increase in the volumes of data transferred at ever-lower cost.

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