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 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.
DNV GL has released a position paper that presents a methodology for evaluating alternative fuels, taking sustainability and safety into consideration, as well as trends in pricing.
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.
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.
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%.
Anbima, a Brazilian group representing investment funds, said on Monday that rules aimed at adapting investment funds to a new industry classification system will take effect in October, instead of July.
Lloyds is vulnerable to a housing crash and is not worth investing in, one of the UK’s most influential fund managers claimed yesterday.
Cyber-attacks “can happen now”, and shipping has a steep hill to climb when it comes to increasing technical competencies amongst seafarers, says Lloyd’s Register’s (LR) Luis Benito.
Safety and quality will continue to head up the DNV GL Maritime agenda under ceo Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, who took over the position from Tor Svensen in the second half of 2015 after having served for two years as coo.