Classification society ClassNK said it has issued an approval in principle (AIP) to Eco Marine Power for the development of a renewable energy system for ships, Aquarius Marine Renewable Energy with EnergySail.
KR has awarded a Statement of Fact (SoF) for cyber security risk assessment and vulnerability diagnosis to Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) for its ‘Ship Cyber Security Simulator’.
ONEX Peace, an Aframax tanker built by Hyundai Samho Heavy Industries and delivered to its owner ONEX, has become the world’s first merchant ship to receive DNV’s SILENT-E notation. DNV is the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation.
Bureau Veritas (BV), a world leader in testing, inspection, and certification, has released an Ammonia-Prepared notation and has developed a rule note for ammonia as fuel to support ship owners, designers, shipyards and charterers in advancing their journeys toward using ammonia and a zero carbon future.
DNV’s new Mobile Inspection App helps ship owners and managers digitalize and streamline the workflow, recording and follow-up of their onboard safety inspections. The app also provides onshore staff with instant access to the results.
The “Trade Wings 2,500”, an innovative container ship with a capacity of 2,500 TEU (Twenty-Foot Equivalent Unit), designed jointly by VPLP Design, Alwena Shipping, SDARI, and AYRO has received Approval in Principle from Bureau Veritas. With an overall length of 197m and a breadth of 32m, the vessel offers a deadweight of 32,500 m tons.
Classification society ABS continues its series of alternative fuels guidance with the publication of its latest whitepaper examining the potential of biofuels in shipping.
Achieving the ambitious goals addressing the climate contained in the Paris Agreement and other efforts requires developing strategies to address carbon emissions. Technology for the collection and storage of carbon emissions is a cornerstone of carbon negative strategies.
Lloyd’s Register (LR) has granted Seaplace Approval in Principle for its active ballast control system, designed specifically for the company’s floating offshore wind platforms concept, CROWN, a novel technology that includes both buoy and reduced-draft spar operational concepts, expected to reduce CAPEX costs of the floating wind generation.
China Classification Society (CCS) and China COSCO Shipping Group Co. Ltd have signed a new agreement that will see the organisations work together to tackle the issue of greenhouse gas emissions in the maritime sector.
Leading Classification Society ClassNK has expanded the scope of its Innovation Endorsement, the third-party certification service tailored to innovative technologies and initiatives. Through third-party certification, ClassNK supports innovations related to environment, safety, and labor as well as the existing service for digital. Following the update of Innovation Endorsement policy, the society has revised its “Guidelines for Digital Smart Ships” and “Environmental Guidelines”.
DNV, the independent assurance and risk management provider, has highlighted how 10 key energy transition technologies are expected to develop, compete, and interact over the next five years if global economies are to meet emissions reduction targets. DNV’s aim is to make an objective and realistic assessment of the status of these technologies and evaluate how they can contribute to the energy transition ahead.
Leading international classification society, Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass), has announced major initiatives towards digitalisation and offering its services through a unified digital platform.
Industry players set up “Joint Study” framework for studying common issues on ammonia as an alternative marine fuel, to get ready to IMO’s decarbonization targets, including energy, mining, power utility, chemical, terminal, shipping, shipbuilding, manufacture, bunkering, and classification society.
Echandia, a Swedish innovation company in battery and fuel-cell systems, now has its marine battery system, based on LTO technology, type-approved by Bureau Veritas. The solution has proved to meet high international performance and safety requirements, as well as meeting the customer requirements for service life and reliability, which means at least 10 years of heavy operation without interruption.