With a new testbed and several research projects underway, autonomous shipping is one step closer to becoming a reality. And DNV GL is working on developing the necessary rules.
Spanish shipyard Gondan delivered the first tug in May, with a further vessel to follow.
South Korean shipbuilding company Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and Russia-based Zvezda Shipbuilding have formed a new joint venture (JV) known as Zvezda-Hyundai in Russia.
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, has introduced a new service and analysis tool that will allow atypical cargoes on bulk carriers. The software streamlines loading analysis and provides a safer approach to loading atypical bulk cargo.
Just in time for Nor-Shipping, DNV GL will launch the LNG Fuel Finder - a new tool on its LNG business intelligence portal LNGi. The new LNG Fuel Finder service will allow shipowners and charterers to register their interest in using LNG as a ship fuel free of charge, connecting them directly with LNG suppliers. DNV GL has also introduced the option of signing up to a new lean version, where interested parties can access some of LNGi’s services and data free of charge.
ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, published a report providing insights into how industry is progressing with ballast water management (BWM) systems.
An independent performance verification of a nacelle-mounted Zephir Ltd. lidar has been undertaken by DNV GL on a test site in Janneby, Germany, demonstrating product compliance with best-practice guidelines of the EUDP UniTTe programs – industry benchmarks for the installation of turbine-mounted remote sensing devices.
Surveyors from DNV GL have carried out the classification society's first offshore drone survey on the semisubmersible vessel Safe Scandinavia in the UK North Sea. Owned and operated by Prosafe, the 25,383-gigatonne support vessel (TSV) supports Statoil's drilling operations off the coast of Norway.
In collaboration with Siemens, DNV GL is combining deep technical domain knowledge from oil and gas projects and operations with Teamcenter product lifecycle management (PLM) technology into a powerful digital asset model.
The Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA) recently held a workshop on the use of the Smart Survey Simulator, an advanced training solution for vessel survey inspections, in cooperation with Norway-based international classification society DNV GL.