• Results of Lloyd’s Register’s Virtual Reality (VR...

    Lloyd’s Register (LR), a leading global provider of engineering and technology-centric professional services, put delegates attending OTC 2017 in Houston, Texas, through their paces with an innovative VR Safety Simulator and gaming experience. A short video of the experience and feedback of some of the users who took part in the experience can be seen below.

  • DNV GL eyes dynamic risk assessment

    Traditional risk management practices involve operators navigating large static risk reports, in addition to handling massive amounts of data, with a limited timeframe to make risk informed decisions during operations. DNV GL has released a position paper showing how risk assessments can be made more dynamic, to provide improved and real-time decision support during operations.

  • ABS Leads Ballast Water Management Workshop

    ABS, provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, hosted a Ballast Water Management (BWM) Workshop for ship owners with BWM systems installed onboard their vessels. The full-day session covered a range of issues, including installation, commissioning and operational challenges associated with BWM systems.

  • DNV GL launches new PSC Planner application

    Classification society DNV GL has launched a new application on its My DNV GL portal – the Port State Control (PSC) Planner. The PSC Planner has been designed to help ship owners, managers and operators increase their operational efficiency by giving them an overview of a vessel’s or fleet’s PSC performance and to benchmark that performance against the IACS classed world fleet. It also helps the crew on board by showing them particular areas to focus on when they are preparing for their next inspection.

  • ABS Chairman, President and CEO Reports Strong...

    ABS, a leading provider of classification and technical services to the marine and offshore industries, held its 155th annual meeting in New York. The meeting brings together ABS Members, representing industry, government and academia, to hear directly from ABS leadership on the performance and future focus of the organization.

  • DNV GL, partners test wind turbine powered oil...

    The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. The project is currently moving into its second phase, which includes refining and testing the electrical systems, and investigating possibilities for broader applications.

  • Signalling system gets ISA certificate

    The Kochi Metro Rail crossed another milestone on Saturday with the advanced signalling system - Communication Based Train Control(CBTC) - adopted for the project getting Independent Safety Assessment (ISA) certificate.


Unmanned ships on the horizon

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.


DNV GL revises pipeline free span guidance

DNV GL has updated its recommended practice on offshore pipeline spans, to reflect project and research experience from the last decade on free span dynamic response, particularly on structural modeling.