• Wartsila cargo containment system for liquid CO2...

    Carbon capture and storage is one of the most hotly debated technologies that is drawing extensive attention as regulators and industry look for ways to achieve carbon neutrality. While scientists believe it would be possible to store carbon under the oceans in abandon wells and other locations, the challenge remains to transport large quantity of carbon to make the carbon capture and storage a viable option. 


  • First vessel receives DNV notation for quiet...

    The first merchant ship has officially received a notation on its class registration regarding its ability to reduce and eliminate underwater noise during its operations. DNV, the first classification society to offer an underwater noise notation, announced that it has recorded the notation for a newly built Aframax tanker. The notation is part of an effort to encourage shipbuilders and owners to take further steps to make their new vessels more ecologically friendly.


  • Atlantic wind transfers pursuing integrated...

    Rhode Island-based owner and operator of crew transfer vessels (CTV) Atlantic Wind Transfers (AWT) has engaged classification society DNV for the company’s integrated Management System Certification as it seeks to scale up in the U.S. offshore wind industry. The company is working with DNV in pursuing international Safety Management Systems (SMS) certification and ISO 9001, ISO 14001, and ISO 45001 certification.


  • ClassNK certifies “Sunflame Smart Support System...

    Leading Classification Society ClassNK has certified “Sunflame Smart Support System”, developed by Sunflame Co., Ltd., as Innovation Endorsement*1 for Products & Solutions, under the Society’s certification service for innovative technologies.


  • Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) undertakes...

    Indian Register of Shipping (IRClass) has undertaken successful sea trials for two vessels towards use of biofuels in concurrence with the Indian flag administration. The two vessels – Ambuja Mukund and Ambuja Vaibhav, are owned by Ambuja Cements Ltd., which is a part of the global conglomerate Lafarge Holcim, a leader in building solutions.


  • A year unlike any other – DNV’s annual report

    As for many companies, 2020 was a tough year for business. Despite this, DNV closed the year with revenues of NOK 20,911 million, a decline of 3.0% compared to 2019. DNV’s 2020 Annual Report details our financial results and the customer highlights.



DNV awards ICT AiP for new liquid hydrogen membrane containment system

DNV, the world’s leading classification society, has awarded IC Technology (ICT) an Approval in Principle (AiP) for its new liquid hydrogen membrane type containment system. Hydrogen is emerging as a key to enabling the energy transition, in particular as a store for surplus renewable energy and a way to couple the renewable power sector to other more power-dense sectors, according to DNV's release.


Class societies and flags launch forum on regulatory transformation

Seven of the leading flag states and classification societies are joining together to launch a new collaboration focused on supporting the maritime industry’s transition to decarbonization and adoption of new digital technologies. Known as the Maritime Technologies Forum (MTF), its goal is to provide technical and regulatory research, expertise, and leadership to assist the shipping sector and its regulators to bridge the gap between technical knowledge and regulatory process.


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.