• Shipping is "Too Conservative" Says...

    Outgoing DNV GL CEO Henrik O. Madsen says the shipping industry has being “too conservative,” and that he hopes the industry will begin seeing new legislation as opportunities rather than impairments, Shippingwatchreports. 

  • Offshore windfarms set to fly with new standard...

    Offshore wind energy is a growing business, providing enormous potential to meet the world's energy needs. But with their structures based at sea, building them has always posed a number of challenges. Now those challenges can be significantly reduced with a new standard for ports and marine operations for offshore wind energy structures.

  • Joint IAATO-Lloyd’s Register workshop to prepare...

    The International Association of Antarctica Tour Operators (IAATO)-Lloyd’s Register facilitated workshop brought together experienced polar captains, nautical managers and executives from over 21 companies who are members of IAATO, Cruise Line International Association (CLIA) and the Association of Arctic Expedition Cruise Operators (AECO) with representatives from the regulatory, insurance, research and resupply community.

  • “Tasneef” and “Tawazun Dynamics” signs an...

    Emirates Classification Society “Tasneef” signed its second cooperation agreement with “Tawazun Dynamics” which provides various and continuous solutions that serve the high precision targeting ammunitions sector ranging from design to manufacturing through supply and maintenance.

  • New P&A Guideline from DNV GL could save US$...

    The plugging and abandonment (P&A) of offshore wells represents a significant cost to operating companies and national authorities. On the Norwegian Continental Shelf (NCS) alone, the cost is estimated to be USD108bn (NOK1870bn) over the next 40 years. Now a new DNV GL guideline will introduce a risk-based approach instead of the current prescriptive practice. DNV GL estimates that when combined with optimized project execution and new technology, the P&A cost can be reduced by 30-50%.


Singapore academia advances in R&D

ABS’ Dr. Gu Hai shares insights into how the firm is partnering with higher learning institutes in Singapore to investigate high-fidelity sensor techniques and reliable inspection and structural health monitoring systems.