• DNV GL: Diversification, consolidation and...

    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.

  • ABS Enhances Safety in Expanding LNG Supply Chain...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has published the ABS Guide for LNG Bunkering. This new Guide provides standards for the design, construction and survey of LNG bunkering systems that are on board a vessel.

  • DNV GL introduces its smarter operations for...

    DNV GL recently organized its 3rd National Committee Meeting in the Middle East,to share knowledge and exchange best practices among industry experts,as well asto discuss the DNV GL’s innovations and landmark achievements in the region.The committee represents ship owners, ship building companies, senior executives and legal consultantsand was established as a definitive forum to tackle issues related to classification services and maritime business in the region.

  • New ABS guide outlines standards for improved...

    ABS, the leading provider of classification and technical services to the offshore industry, has published the ABS Guide for Building and Classing Drilling Tender Barges. This new Guide outlines services and standards for the global drilling tender sector.

  • Bureau Veritas: Monjasa now leads the race for...

    Monjasa reveals the most comprehensive certified quality management and compliance set-up in the global bunker industry. Bureau Veritas emphasises Monjasa’s strong leadership commitment to support the certification process. Thereby, Monjasa is now leading the race for improved quality bunker operations on a global level.

  • Seaspan’s new LNG and battery-powered ferry...

    Seaspan Ferries Corporation’s hybrid LNG-fuelled and battered-powered ferry has entered service – the first LNG-fuelled vessel to operate on the west coast of Canada. The on-board bunkering of LNG from a truck trailer is a first in North America.

  • Virtual ships to sail from information factory

    Virtual vessels could be a means to better monitor assets and produce actionable knowledge from vast quantities of data. US classification society ABS talks about its research project and its implications for the oil and gas industry.


DSME, DNV GL partner for efficient LNG carrier design

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 subsea forgings

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,