Tag: DNV GL

Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway
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Future of the Fjords all-electric vessel launched in Norway

A fully electric zero-emission passenger vessel, Future of the Fjords, has been launched in Norway. It is the result of a collaboration between several industry partners that wanted to develop an environmentally conscious, no emissions vessel. Comprising an electric propulsion system and a Power Dock floating charging station that can take on grey and black...

Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications
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Alternative fuels and technologies in maritime applications

LNG, LPG, methanol, biofuel and hydrogen have been highlighted by DNV GL as the most promising alternative fuels to meet present and future environmental regulations, lower fuel consumption and emissions, and drive sustainable shipping. In a new White Paper, the classification society considers these fuels alongside wind-assisted propulsion, batteries, and fuel cell systems to have...

Danish Maritime Authority publishes digital twin report
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Danish Maritime Authority publishes digital twin report

The Danish Maritime Authority has published a report on the digital twin, which shows how vessel performance can be optimised using an exact digital image of a ship. A digital twin is a digital presentation of a vessel that shows its processes and systems and how they interact, based on continuous data collection. A vessel’s...

JDP to examine marine battery safety and adoption
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JDP to examine marine battery safety and adoption

DNV GL has launched a Joint Development Project (JDP) to advance the understanding of lithium-ion batteries in the maritime industry. More than a dozen partners from the entire value chain have joined the initiative. Included are flag states, research institutions, battery and propulsion suppliers, fire detection and extinguishing system providers, and shipowners, operators, and yards....

The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN
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The fuel-saving technologies hailed game-changers by the UN

A report by the United Nations Global Compact, DNV GL, and Sustaina has hailed Cavotec’s MoorMaster automated mooring technology and Norsepower’s Rotor Sail solution as two of the key game-changing technologies driving fuel efficient and sustainable shipping operations. Autonomous solutions, wind, and electrification are vital solutions in the shipping industry’s journey towards decarbonisation. Rapidly implementing...

DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates in four months
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DNV GL issues over 50,000 electronic certificates in four months

DNV GL has issued more than 50,000 electronic certificates since it launched its IMO-compliant service four months ago. According to DNV GL, more than 6,000 vessels of the classed fleet are now trading with one or more electronic class and statutory certificates. These digitally signed electronic certificates now represent nearly 80% of all certificates issued...

DNV GL updates class notations to improve stern tube bearing performance
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DNV GL updates class notations to improve stern tube bearing performance

DNV GL has revised its class rules for single stern tube bearing installations and introduced two new class notations, to help shipping companies manage the risks associated with stern tube bearing failures. Shaft alignment rules are designed to permit an acceptable distribution of loading on the shaft bearings and lubrication of the aft bearing, taking...

SeaQuest to oversee construction of Polar Code bulk carrier
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SeaQuest to oversee construction of Polar Code bulk carrier

SeaQuest Marine Project Management (SeaQuest) has been selected by Estonian shipowner, Platano Eesti, to oversee the construction of the first purpose built Polar Code compliant ice-class bulk carrier over 100,000 DWT. The 107,000 DWT vessel will feature advanced technology to ensure its competitiveness, compliance, and safety, in and out of Arctic waters. It will be...

DNV GL upgrades hull design software
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DNV GL upgrades hull design software

DNV GL has launched a new version of its Nautilus Hull, a software package used to optimise the design process of hulls and the hull structure, and to ensure compliance with DNV GL and IACS Common Structural Rules for Bulk Carriers and Oil Tankers. The latest version of Nautilus Hull has been upgraded to improve...

LSC Shipmanagement rolls out DNV GL maritime software solutions
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LSC Shipmanagement rolls out DNV GL maritime software solutions

Latvian shipping company, LSC Shipmanagement, has implemented DNV GL’s maritime software portfolio, which includes solutions for fleet performance management, port clearance, and ship management. The solutions will be applied to the entire fleet, enabling the shipping company to optimise its technical management, procurement, quality, health, safety, and environment, and crewing activities. According to DNV GL,...

EALS under investigation after performance issues come to light
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EALS under investigation after performance issues come to light

The use of Environmentally Acceptable Lubricants (EALs) is on the rise as many shippowners and operators consider them as a way to meet environmental regulations and reduce risk. However, new research indicates that they may be having adverse effects on bearing and seal performance, damaging critical components and compromising oil-tight integrity. A new industry initiative...