Tag: DNV GL

Optimising ship inspections with autonomous drones
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Optimising ship inspections with autonomous drones

Regular inspection and maintenance of ships’ tanks to detect corrosion, cracks and other issues is essential to minimise permanent damage and avoid hefty costs. Human inspectors have traditionally entered tanks and examined them visually, but this can be dangerous and expensive. New research indicates that autonomous drone-based surveys could offer a safer and more efficient...

Rivertrace SMART ESM granted DNV GL statement of compliance
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Rivertrace SMART ESM granted DNV GL statement of compliance

Following exhaustive system testing and review, Rivertrace has received a statement of compliance from DNV GL for its exhaust scrubber washwater monitor – SMART ESM. Any washwater used by wet scrubber systems to remove pollutants from exhaust gas must be monitored to ensure it meets IMO regulations for water quality parameters prior to discharge to...

Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships
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Joint industry report assesses battery safety in ships

In collaboration with the Norwegian, Danish and US maritime authorities, battery manufacturers, system integrators, suppliers of fire extinguishing systems, shipyards and shipowners, DNV GL has released a new report on battery safety in ships. The report assesses explosion and fire risks in maritime battery installations and the effectiveness of fire extinguishing systems in the event...

CSSC and DNV GL agree to future-proof shipping solutions
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CSSC and DNV GL agree to future-proof shipping solutions

Shipbuilding group CSSC has entered into a new strategic partnership with DNV GL to focus on developing future-proof solutions and competencies for shipping in areas such as alternative fuels, environmentally friendly technologies, new vessel designs to meet the IMO greenhouse gas targets, digitalisation and cybersecurity. Other areas of research and exchange include the design and...

DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency
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DNV GL and GSI cooperate on AI-based solution to improve welding efficiency

DNV GL has signed a cooperation agreement with Guangzhou Shipyard International Company (GSI) for a joint development project (JDP) to improve welding non-destructive testing (NDT) efficiency through the automatic detection and assessment of radiography testing (RT) digital images. Shipbuilding involves countless welds. X¬rays are used to detect weld imperfections, such as porosity, slag, and cracks....

New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel
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New DNV GL class notation to boost LPG as marine fuel

Classification society DNV GL has developed new class rules and a class notation “Gas Fuelled LPG” for using liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) as fuel in anticipation of growing industry interest. The announcement was made at Marintec China trade fair held in Shanghai this week. DNV GL recognised that there is a growing demand for alternative...

Shipping giants join carbon negative shipping project
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Shipping giants join carbon negative shipping project

A new project named decarbonICE has been launched to develop an onboard carbon capture and storage solution to cut carbon emissions from international shipping Shipping companies including NYK, Sovcomflot, Knutsen OAS and Ardmore, and ship builders DSME and the mining company Vale, have teamed up with Denmark based Maritime Development Centre to develop the solution....

PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study
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PPG hull coating proves vessel power efficiency in new study

PPG has announced results from a study that concluded vessels using its fouling release and antifouling coatings show improved speed and power performance. The study, which was conducted in collaboration with DNV GL, used the classification society’s hull performance analysis methodology to analyse the performance of various major vessel types. These included liquified natural gas...

DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation
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DNV GL calls for fuel flexibility in shipping’s decarbonisation

Classification society DNV GL has called on the shipping industry for fuel-flexibility to boost its efforts in decarbonising the industry towards the IMO’s 2050 greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions reduction goal. Reducing GHG emissions by at least 50 per cent by 2050 compared to 2008 levels as set by the IMO, requires the industry to adopt...

DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus
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DNV GL grants MSA to battery maker Corvus

Corvus Energy has become the first energy storage system (ESS) manufacturer to be approved by DNV GL for Manufacturer Product Quality Assessment (MPQA). The companies have also signed a Manufacturing Survey Arrangement (MSA), resulting in streamlined quality control processes and faster customer deliveries. The certification ensures that Corvus’ manufacturing process meet DNV GL’s quality, safety...

DNV GL approves thyssenkrupp for 3D printing
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DNV GL approves thyssenkrupp for 3D printing

DNV GL has issued type approval to the thyssenkrupp TechCenter Additive Manufacturing for maritime and general industrial applications. The approval marks the first time a producer of 3D printed parts for maritime applications has obtained manufacturer approval from DNV GL. Certification for thyssenkrupp Marine Systems will allow the company to continue working closely with international...

Saipem implements DNV GL’s ShipManager Hull
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Saipem implements DNV GL’s ShipManager Hull

Energy and infrastructure solution provider Saipem has announced plans to implement DNV GL’s hull planned maintenance system, ShipManager Hull, across five ships, based on 3D digital twins of crane and pipelaying vessels. ShipManager Hull will be installed first on the Saipem 7000, one of the world’s largest crane vessels with a lifting capability of 14,000...