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XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL
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XALT Energy battery granted type approval by DNV GL

XALT Energy’s XPAND battery system has been granted type approval by DNV GL for application to marine vessels. The XPAND Battery Systems consist of lithium-ion cells, including high-power, high-energy, and ultra-high-energy versions, providing a wide range of performance capabilities to meet specific operational demands. The battery packs are controlled by XALT’s proprietary Battery Management System...

DNV GL approves aluminium cables for ships
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DNV GL approves aluminium cables for ships

DNV GL has developed the first type approval scheme for the use of aluminium cables and connectors on board vessels. The purpose of aluminium cables and connectors on board vessels is that they allow expensive copper to be replaced with aluminium, reducing costs by as much as 50 per cent as aluminium is approximately one...

In the spotlight with Tobias Groeger, DNV GL
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In the spotlight with Tobias Groeger, DNV GL

Tobias Groeger, Senior Consultant Performance Solutions, DNV GL – Maritime has been working with DNV GL’s global fleet performance team for almost five years, helping the company to establish services in vessel efficiency and roll them out across the market. This week, VPO Global spoke with Mr Groeger to understand more about making shipping more efficient,...

PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance
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PPG and DNV GL collaborate to improve hull performance

  Marine coatings company, PPG, and classification society, DNV GL, have signed a collaboration agreement to improve hull and propeller performance through DNV GL’s hull analysis methodologies. The IMO has said that one tenth of the world fleet’s fuel consumption is attributed to poor hull and propeller performance, costing owners an additional USD 30bn a...

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...