• ClassNK Grants AIP for Vessel Wind and Solar...

    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.


  • ClassNK releases CBM guidelines

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK released its CBM Guidelines (Edition 2.0) that explain the revised rules for using Condition Based Maintenance (CBM) in class surveys to promote the use of CBM technology.

  • Onex Peace becomes first merchant vessel to...

    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 publishes rules and guidelines on...

    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 launches app for efficient safety inspections...

    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.


  • Innovative 2,500 TEU Container Vessel “Trade...

    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.


  • ABS working with Korean Shipbuilders on CO2...

    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. 


  • Seaplace receives LR Approval in Principle for...

    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.  



ClassNK expands scope of Innovation Endorsement

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”.


New DNV research highlights 10 energy systems technologies that must work together to meet global decarbonization targets

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.


Bureau Veritas grants type approval to Echandia marine LTO battery system

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.