• Webtool Cable Gripper gets design verification...

    The CRT200 Cable Retrieval Tool, developed by Webtool, has received design verification approval from DNV GL. Designed to allow the safe and controlled recovery of damaged cable and umbilical, up to 8” (203 mm) diameter, the CRT200 meets the requirements of DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine Operations & Marine Warranty, June 2016 and DNVGL-ST-0378 Standard for Offshore & Platform Lifting Appliances, May 2016.

  • ABS reviews UMaine’s new floating offshore wind...

    Classification service provider American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has concluded a design review of the front end engineering and design (FEED) documentation of the US-based University of Maine’s (UMaine) new floating offshore wind turbine (FOWT) concept VolturnUS.

  • A Deeper Look into the Charts For Bureau Veritas...

    Shares of Bureau Veritas SA (BVRDF) are on watch as the Tenkan Line has moved above the  Kijun line, indicating positive momentum for the equity.  Bureau Veritas SA moved 0.057 in the most recent session and touched 25.4000 on a recent tick. 

  • ClassNK releases latest technical rules and...

    Leading classification society ClassNK released its new set of technical rules Rules and Guidance for Ballast Water Management Installations, in accordance with the entry into force of The International Convention for The Control and Management of Ships’ Ballast Water and Sediments, 2004 (hereinafter referred to as the “BWM Convention”), and amendments to Regulations for the Classification and Registry of Ships on 8 September 2017. 

  • DNV GL’s recommendations to fight cyber threats...

    DNV GL’s new DNVGL-RP-G108 cyber security aims to help the operators, system integrators and vendors to manage and prevent emerging cyber threat in the oil and gas industry, which is caused due to the increased digitalisation in the sector across the world 2016 DSC4443The RP is tailored for oil and gas onshore and offshore operations. (Image source: DNV GL)

  • ClassNK e-Certificate approved for use by world...

    Leading classification society ClassNK has expanded the scope the world’s first comprehensive electronic certificate service for classification and statutory certificates to include the flag states of Panama, Singapore, and the Marshall Islands from 15 September 2017. 


Design-side Innovation to Minimize the Environmental Footprint of Ro/Pax Ferry

Donald MacPherson, Technical Director of HydroComp, Inc. Durham, NH USA, in cooperation with Greek partners NAP Engineering, HeLeNGi Engineering, and Blue Star Ferries, recently presented the design of the new LNG-fuelled vessel by Blue Star Ferries at the conference “Power and Propulsion Alternatives for Ships” organized by The Royal Institution of Naval Architects in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. 


DNV GL Updates Industry’s Preferred Pipeline Standard

The most used and recognised offshore pipeline standard in the world has been updated to reflect the latest pipeline research and developments by DNV GL, the quality assurance and risk management company, and other leading industry players. The standard, previously called DNV-OS-F101 is now renamed DNVGL-ST-F101. Around 65% of all new projects globally are designed according to the standard, first issued in 1976.


Bureau Veritas to class CMA CGM’s LNG fuelled ultra-large containerships

Bureau Veritas (BV) has been awarded the responsibility for classification of CMA CGM’s new 22,000 TEU containerships. The decision for the nine ships to be fuelled by liquefied natural gas (LNG) has been carefully considered and Bureau Veritas has been closely involved in feasibility studies, working with the owner, builders and technology providers.


ABS Issues Industry’s First Managed Pressure Drilling Notation

(Houston) ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, issued a managed pressure drilling (MPD) notation to Seadrill’s West Capella ultra-deep water drillship, demonstrating system compliance with the ABS Guide for Classification and Certification of Managed Pressure Drilling Systems (MPD Guide).