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Wednesday, February 21, 2018

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Washington State, DNV GL Partner on Maritime Sector Growth

DNV GL will support Washington State as it advances its strategy for the sustainable development of the state’s $38 billion maritime industry. In December 2017, Washington State Governor Jay Inslee’s Maritime Innovation Advisory Council launched an effort called “Washington Maritime Blue” to develop a comprehensive strategy for leading the nation in “blue” ocean industry technology and practices. Classification society and advisor to the maritime industry DNV GL said it has signed on to support the Washington State Department of Commerce to help achieve this vision.

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DNV GL Advised Partners Group on Offshore Wind Project

DNV GL, the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has successfully completed a comprehensive due diligence project on the 730 MW Borssele III/IV construction-ready offshore wind project in the Netherlands. The work was commissioned by Partners Group, the global private markets investment manager, in preparation for its successful bid to acquire a 45% stake in the project on behalf of its clients. The investment will make funds managed and/or advised by Partners Group the largest shareholder in the Borssele III/IV farm.

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DNV GL Revamps Port Clearance Software

DNV GL announced the release of its new Navigator Port 2 software, an overhaul of DNV Navigator. According to DNV GL, the upgraded port clearance software aims to achieve a new level of usability, with a new and intuitive structure and interface. Navigator Port 2, previously called DNV Navigator, has taken a leap forward in ease-of-use. The interface has been improved. It is now more intuitive and efficient, with a work-oriented process that is easier to understand and navigate within.

From right to left: Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime, presents the Approval in Principle for the first “LNG Ready” mega box ships to Oi Hyun Kim, CEO and COO of HHI’s Shipbuilding Division, and Waleed Al Dawood, COO of United Arab Shipping Company, in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani, UASC Board Member.

DNV GL Presents AIP for ‘LNG Ready’ Mega Box Ships

Wednesday at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg, DNV GL presented Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and United Arab Shipping Company (UASC) with an Approval in Principle (AIP), recognizing the technical feasibility of the LNG fuel system design for the A14 and A18 series of container vessels. Tor Svensen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime, made the presentation to Oi Hyun Kim, CEO and COO of HHI’s Shipbuilding Division, and Waleed Al Dawood, COO of United Arab Shipping Company, in the presence of His Excellency Sheikh Ali Bin Jassim Al Thani, UASC Board Member.

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DNV GL Launches D-Class

DNV GL has launched a “D-Class” (Data Smart Classification) joint development project to develop an innovative Dynamic positioning (DP) verification approach. In a series of workshops DNV GL is seeking input from the industry regarding the goals, methods, means and deliverables of the project. Downtime, delays, and interruption of operations are common consequences of dynamic positioning verification schemes. DNV GL wants to change this by incorporating modern technology. Digitization is radically changing the way the shipping and offshore industries operate…

Celebrating in 150 Years of DNV GL Hamburg: Michael Behrendt (v. l.), Chairman of the Executive Board of Hapag Lloyd AG, Olaf Scholz, First Mayor of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg, and Henrik O. Madsen, President and CEO of the DNV GL Group. (Photo courtesy of DNV GL)

DNV GL Celebrates Twin Milestones

Some 650 dignitaries, customers and industry stakeholders joined DNV GL, ship classification society and risk and sustainability service provider, for a night in Hamburg. Held at the Fischauktionshalle Halle, the event celebrated the 150th anniversary of the foundation of Det Norske Veritas and the first year of operation of the newly formed DNV GL Group. The evening looked to both the past and the future of the company, celebrating both DNV GL’s long history and its continued drive to make a positive impact on the world through innovation. DNV GL Group CEO Henrik O.

New DNV GL Regional Manager in S. America

Alex Imperial has taken over as DNV GL Oil & Gas’s regional manager for South America just as the company is creating a dedicated research unit in Brazil. Imperial recently left Singapore, where he was Director for DNV GL’s Deepwater Technology Center, to take over DNV GL’s Oil & Gas Division in South America. Experience from his last position will benefit his new role as the new dedicated Research unit means that research will be one of the DNV GL’s focus areas in Brazil. “With the vast pre-salt offshore developments ongoing and planned in Brazil…

Hans Tormod Hansen, newly appointed Area Manager for the Scandinavian power market for DNV GL - Energy.

Hans Hansen is DNV GL's Area Manager for Scandinavia

In the power sector DNV GL supports the industry in delivering a secure, sustainable, available and affordable energy supply. In his new role Hans Tormod Hansen will be responsible for offering energy advisory services to the Scandinavian market, assisting power transmission and distribution companies with strategic advice, planning, implementation and energy delivery optimization – from policy to use. “Having started my career at DNV, I’m fascinated by how the company has evolved over the years,” said Hans Tormod.

Prime Minister Erna Solberg in discussion with Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen (Photo: Magnus Dorati)

Prime Minister Solberg Visits DNV GL

Norway’s Prime Minister Erna Solberg visited DNV GL Høvik yesterday, September 16. Group President & CEO Henrik Madsen was host. “The Prime Minister was both enthusiastic and interested in DNV GL’s views on climate-friendly technologies in the industries we serve. We hope that our input on technological opportunities will be useful in the Norwegian government's work aimed at promoting a greener economy,” said Henrik Madsen when the hour long visit was over. As well as the Prime Minister herself, Norway’s Minister of Climate and Environment, Tine Sundoft, participated in the meeting.

DNV GL Launches Hull, Propeller Analytics

DNV GL is will launch a hull and propeller performance analytics module as part of the new fleet performance management service ECO Insight. The module is based on computational fluid dynamics (CFD) methods to correct for changing operational conditions and produces much more accurate results than existing approximate or experimental methods. Fuel efficiency remains a key concern for shipping, but tracking hull and propeller degradation is a challenge that has not yet found an adequate solution, DNV GL said.

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DNV GL celebrates 150 year in Amsterdam

DNV GL celebrated its 150th anniversary of DNV and the one year of the DNV GL merger in The Hermitage and The National Maritime Museum in Amsterdam yesterday. New Norwegian-German owner of KEMA calls for world leaders and industry to focus on sustainability 300 years of experience in certifying, testing and consultancy in shipping, electric power and the oil and gas industry 6 Themes of the future contribute solutions for a sustainable future DNV GL invests in Dutch innovation: 70 million Euro for the largest high voltage lab in the world…

Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Creates Digital Solutions Organization

DNV GL announced it is creating a specialized Digital Solutions organization that will set out to capture the opportunities that lie in data sharing, advanced analytics, automation, and machine learning as well as addressing challenges related to data quality and security. Elisabeth Heggelund Tørstad will leave her post as CEO for DNV GL’s Oil & Gas business to head the new Digital Solutions business, which will consist of 1,000 digital experts. She will be based at DNV GL headquarters in Høvik, Norway as a member of the Executive Committee for the DNV GL Group.

Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen and Tor E. Svensen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Rejigs Top Deck

DNV GL Group has appointed Tor Svensen as Group Executive Vice President. Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen will succeed Tor Svensen as Chief Executive Officer of its Maritime business area. Both will report to the incoming Group President & CEO Remi Eriksen, starting August 1, 2015. Ørbeck-Nilssen has served as COO and Senior Vice President of DNV GL’s Maritime business area since 2013. He will now take on the new role as CEO and continue to operate out of the maritime headquarter in Hamburg, Germany. Tor E. Svensen has been the CEO and President of DNV GL - Maritime since 2003.

The tank is the result of a joint industry project (JIP) initiated by VARD and DNV GL Photo DNV GL

VARD's LNG Tank gets DNV GL Approval

VARD’s new LNG tank design has been granted General Approval for Ship Application (GASA) by DNV GL. The new LNG-type B-tank design is based on vertical cylindrical-shape geometry and has a patented support design. The tank is the result of a joint industry project (JIP) initiated by VARD and DNV GL in April 2015. Initially, a number of design and documentation challenges were identified, but throughout the project, the two companies were able to collaborate closely to agree on feasible solutions.

Ellen Crivella. Photo: DNV GL

DNV GL’s Ellen Crivella Named 2016 Rising Star by Women of Wind Energy

DNV GL’s Ellen Crivella was honored with the 2016 Rising Star Award at the Women of Wind Energy (WoWE) luncheon at the 2016 AWEA Windpower Conference and Exhibition. Each year, the Rising Star Award recognizes a woman relatively new to wind energy who has already made significant professional contributions and shown unusual talent, dedication and innovation in their wind industry work. As DNV GL’s global head of practice for environmental and permitting services, Ellen has been involved in the siting, permitting and financing of over 10,000 MW of renewable energy projects.

Sean Hutchings, Area Manager Singapore & Philippines, DNV GL Maritime receiving the Innovation Award from Wong Weng Sun, President & CEO, Sembcorp Marine

DNV GL bags Two Lloyd’s List Awards

DNV GL was recognized for its leadership and ability to innovate when it received both the “Classification Society” and the “Innovation Award” at the 2014 Lloyd’s List Asia Awards held on 30 October. This is the second year in a row that DNV GL has won the award for best Classification Society. “We are delighted and proud to receive these awards. They acknowledge the meaningful commitments DNV GL staff around the world have made over the past year. We remain dedicated to expanding…

Albrecht Grell, head of the Maritime Advisory division at DNV GL

New Performance Management Portal from DNV GL

DNV GL introduced ECO Insight, a unique performance management portal to the shipping community at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg today. Combined with the new Navigator Insight data collection and logging software, ECO Insight gives shipping companies a fast track to an effective performance management system. “ECO Insight allows our customers to take the next step to greater efficiency. After exploiting measures to improve the vessels, like retrofitting or engine de-rating, many of our customers are taking an intensive look at how their vessels are being operated…

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DNV GL’s Arctic Map Shows Complex Risk Picture

The world’s need for energy is driving interest in further industrial activity in the Arctic, yet the region’s conditions are highly variable depending on the type of activity, location and time of year. This creates a complex risk picture. DNV GL, a technical advisor to the oil and gas industry, has therefore developed an interactive Arctic Risk Map to present the risks associated with offshore and maritime activities in the Arctic. The map aims to provide stakeholders with a comprehensive tool for decision-making and transparent communications.

DNV GL Extends UK Offshore Safety Training

DNV GL, the global provider of risk management services, is extending a offshore safety training program which aims to advance the role of elected safety representatives (ESRs) in minimizing the risk of accidents and improving safety. The course, which is accredited by OPITO, will now be available at DNV GL’s Manchester offices from October to complement and add capacity to the training already provided in its Aberdeen office. DNV GL said it is the only accredited provider of this training, which was started last year and is available to more than 2,000 ESRs working across the industry.

DNV GL Conducts HAZID for Methanol Carriers

DNV GL has conducted a risk assessment “hazard identification study (HAZID)” on a series of three methanol-fuelled tankers for owner Mitsui O.S.K. Lines and shipyard Minami Nippon Shipbuilding in Japan. As these are the vessels with a flex fuelled low speed diesel engine using methanol and/or heavy fuel oil, DNV GL was asked to participate in the project for its expertise in the low flash point fuel including methanol and LNG. “We’re working closely with all parties to make design improvements and safety recommendations early in the design phase…

Sokratis Dimakopoulos, Deputy Managing Director of Tsakos Columbia Shipmanagement (Credit: DNV GL)

DNV GL, Tsakos Join Forces on Cyber Safety

The Tsakos Group of Companies has selected DNV GL to assist in preparing a cybersecurity management system for its fleet and onshore facilities – the first such management system developed by a shipping company in cooperation with DNV GL’s Advisory Services. The Greek shipping organization will implement a comprehensive system of safeguards and procedures to protect their assets from cyber risks. DNV GL is the first classification society to put this kind of cybersecurity service into practice.

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DMCA Signs ‘Maritime Innovation Cooperation Agreement’ with DNV GL

Dubai Maritime City Authority (DMCA), the government authority charged with regulating, coordinating and supervising all aspects of Dubai’s maritime sector, has announced the signing of an agreement with DNV GL today at the DNV GL National Committee, which started this morning, on Tuesday (November 15, 2016), to collaborate on several maritime innovation initiatives. The agreement was signed in Dubai between Amer Ali, Executive Director of DMCA, and Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO DNV GL Maritime.

Remi Eriksen (Photo: DNV GL)

DNV GL Names Remi Eriksen Group CEO

Remi Eriksen has been appointed as the DNV GL Group’s new president and CEO, succeeding Henrik O. Madsen, who will retire August 1. The DNV GL board of directors began an executive search and selection process in October 2014 to find and appoint Madsen’s successor due to his planned retirement after more than 30 years of service with DNV GL, the last nine years of which was spent as group president and CEO. DNV GL said candidates from many countries, both inside and outside of the organization, and both men and women, were considered.

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DNV GL to Address Challenges in the Power Systems Industry at CIGRE

DNV GL (uniting DNV, KEMA, Garrad Hassan and GL Renewables Certification), a leading global energy advisory and independent testing authority will offer key insights into the most pressing issues facing the energy industry today and in the future at the CIGRE session for electric power systems in Paris between the 25th and 29th of August 2014 (stand number 355). “At a time of great change and innovation for global power systems, DNV GL will provide stakeholders at CIGRE with the opportunity to learn about solutions…

At the SMM in Hamburg Tor E. Svensen, CEO of DNV GL Maritime and Nick Topham, MD of Ahrenkiel Steamship signed a cooperation agreement to consolidate Ahrenkiel Steamship’s entire fleet at DNV GL.

Ahrenkiel Steamship Consolidates Entire Fleet at DNV GL

Ahrenkiel Steamship, the newly formed German ship management company, will consolidate its entire fleet at DNV GL. Nick Topham managing director of Ahrenkiel Steamship and Tor E. Svensen, CEO of DNV GL - Maritime, signed the cooperation agreement at the SMM trade fair in Hamburg. Ahrenkiel Steamship currently has 62 ships under technical management, all of which will join the DNV GL fleet in service. Plans for developing the fleet managed by Ahrenkiel Steamship are already underway.

The port of Jacksonville could become a key LNG bunkering center in the United States. (Credit: Ramunas Bruzas)

USCG Issues LNG Bunkering Policy Letters

Responding to the industry’s need for more guidance on procedures related to liquefied natural gas (LNG) bunkering, the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) has published two new Policy Letters on LNG Bunkering, Personnel Training and Waterfront Facilities. With regard to simultaneous operations (SIMOPS) USCG points to DNV GL’s Recommended Practice for “Development and Operation of LNG Bunkering Facilities” for guidance. Since U.S. ports do not have LNG liquefaction and storage facilities yet, ships will have to rely on small-scale bunkering for the time being.