Monday, January 16, 2012
Engineering News

DNV: Vale Beijing Incident NOT Related to Global Strength Issues or Single Pass Loading

Class society DNV said today that the damage to the VLOC Vale Beijing was not caused by any global strength issue or by the effect of single pass loading.  The...

January 16, 2012
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Tuesday, December 13, 2011
Press Releases

Kongsberg to Head Up a Major Norwegian Consortium to Develop Integrated Environmental Monitoring System

In order to reduce the environmental risks from oil and gas operations, a consortium consisting of KONGSBERG, IBM, and DNV will now develop a real-time environmental monitoring solution together with...

December 13, 2011
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Thursday, November 24, 2011

Is the Industry Ready to Drill in the Arctic? Stena Drillmax Ice Nears Delivery

By Alexander Wardwell, Det Norske Veritas Scheduled for delivery in March 2012, the most recent addition to Stena Drilling’s fleet will be the industry’s first ice class +1A1 dual-mast ultra deepwater...

November 24, 2011
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World’s Largest Car Carrier – The RoRo MV Tønsberg

By Matthew Flynn, DNV Wilh. Wilhelmsen group made maritime history with four of the world’s largest RoRo car carrier ships ever built. As a first of the series, launched earlier in...

November 24, 2011
Total Views: 464

Thursday, November 17, 2011

DNV Responds: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix – Agreed

The following is a response to a recently published article here on gCaptain titled “ABS Chief: Class Societies and Ship Design Do Not Mix” where ABS President and Chief Executive...

November 17, 2011
Total Views: 9

Wednesday, September 7, 2011
Engineering News

Interesting Ship of the Week – The new ‘Ramform W’ class seismic vessel

This week’s interesting ship is the new “Ramform W” class seismic vessel, two of which were ordered by Petroleum Geo-Services (PGS) earlier this year. Our apologies to the naval architect...

September 7, 2011
Total Views: 93

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Drilling in the Arctic – DNV Summer Student Program Explores its Feasibility

Today DNV’s summer students presented the results of seven weeks of intense and targeted work with a concept for year-round drilling and exploration offshore north-east Greenland. More than anything their...

August 10, 2011
Total Views: 6

Tuesday, July 12, 2011
Engineering News

Interesting Ship of The Week – MARLIN 2000 Blue container feeders

This weeks interesting ship is the next generation MARLIN 2000 Blue feeder ship.  The Cardiff-based Graig Group has ordered a series of up to 26 of these new vessels to...

July 12, 2011
Total Views: 99

Tuesday, July 5, 2011
Engineering News

Hyundai provides a quarter of the world’s total shipbuilding capacity [INTERVIEW]

The following article originally appeared in DNV’s Tanker update No. 1 2011. by Magne A. Røe, DNV The Hyundai group of shipyards has the combined capacity to produce 200 new...

July 5, 2011
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Tuesday, June 21, 2011
Seaspan containership DNV

World’s most efficient container vessels contracted in China

SHANGHAI: The new generation of 10,000 TEU container vessels contracted in China by Seaspan represents major improvements in energy efficiency, cargo capacity, operational efficiency and emission reductions. The new features...

June 21, 2011
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Friday, May 27, 2011
Engineering News

The ‘Encore’ VLOC Concept: Innovation with existing technology

by Alex Wardwell, DNV Together with FKAB, TGE Marine, Cargotec and MAN Diesel & Turbo, DNV has participated in a joint industry project to develop Ecore, a Very Large Ore...

May 27, 2011
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Thursday, May 26, 2011

ECO-Ship 2020: The bulk carrier of the future

By Alexander Wardwell, DNV Oshima Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. and DNV are pleased to announce the completion of the first milestone of a joint programme to develop the ECO-Ship 2020, a...

May 26, 2011
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Monday, May 23, 2011

DNV: The balance between safety and environmental risk

Oslo: “A downward trend in safety statics creates concerns and it is now time to reinstall the balance between safety and environmental risk. A greater focus on the human elements...

May 23, 2011
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Wednesday, May 4, 2011

DNV appointed BOEMRE’s “Eyes and Ears” for Cape Wind Project

Houston: DNV has announced that it has been appointed as the Certified Verification Agent (CVA) for the Cape Wind Project, the first offshore wind farm to be built in the...

May 4, 2011
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Monday, May 2, 2011

USCG gives DNV nod for Passenger Ship Safety Certificates

Houston: The U.S. Coast Guard has extended DNV’s statutory authorizations under the USCG Alternate Compliance Program to include Passenger Ship Safety Certificates. With this additional authorization, DNV is the only...

May 2, 2011
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Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Positive trend in ship safety is now broken, says DNV President

Photo: DNV President Tor E. Svensen © DNV/Nina Rangøy, Nina Rangoy “Year on year improvements in ship safety is now turning into a negative trend. This is extremely worrying and...

April 19, 2011
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Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Polarcus Arctic operating procedures qualified by DNV

Polarcus fleet courtesy Polarcus Polarcus Limited (OAX: PLCS) Tuesday received a Statement of Qualification from Det Norske Veritas (DNV) to qualify Polarcus’ Arctic operating procedures according to industry best practice...

April 12, 2011
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Friday, April 8, 2011

Stena RoRo first to sign ‘Triple-E’ contract

The Triple-E rating obtained for ‘Stena Foreteller’ was handed over in a ceremony onboard the vessel in Gothenburg today. Stena RoRo has become the first operator to sign a contract...

April 8, 2011
Total Views: 10

Monday, March 28, 2011

BP Wins Right For More Tests On Rig’s Failed Blowout Preventer – AP

A U.S. district judge Friday granted a request by BP PLC (BP, BP.LN) for additional testing of the critical safety device that failed to stop oil from gushing out of...

March 28, 2011
Total Views: 2

Monday, March 14, 2011
Engineering News

First 2-stroke gas engine taking ‘Quantum’ concept 1-stroke further

Photo: Quantum 9000 illustration © DNV/DNV A year ago, DNV launched its container ship concept – Quantum. This concept ship was designed to stir up a debate about shipping innovation....

March 14, 2011
Total Views: 28