Classification society ABS has published guidance on the application of additive manufacturing (AM) in the marine and offshore industries.
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.
China Classification Society (CCS) has awarded China’s first certificate of type approval for a marine fuel cell product to Wuhan-based PEM fuel cell supplier Troowin Power System Technology Co.
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.
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.
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) 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.
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, 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.
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.
The results of joint research conducted by NYK Line and MTI Co., Ltd. (MTI) since November 2019 on realizing condition-based maintenance (CBM)* for main diesel engines has been adopted by ClassNK in “CBM Guidelines (Edition 2.0)”.
Leading classification society DNV has awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Singapore-based Keppel Offshore & Marine (Keppel O&M) for its proprietary AssetCare system, a suite of digital services to support an asset’s lifecycle needs.
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’.