Germanischer Lloyd acquires the British Advantica Holding, based in Loughborough, with 660 employees worldwide from National Grid plc. With this acquisition, Germanischer Lloyd will double its turnover in the oil and gas industry and significantly strengthen its position in the UK, Middle East and US markets. Advantica concentrates on oil and gas installations and pipeline networks and is therefore an expert for risk and safety analyzes, offering consulting services for installation design and the optimization of operations. To date, the Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services unit has focused on asset and process safety, production know-how and inspections as well as evaluation of structures and safety related components. Advantica offers project consulting services for oil and gas production, storage, LNG terminals, pipeline engineering as well as gas, electricity and water distribution networks combined with the corresponding software solutions and consulting services for installation performance, maintenance and process control. Currently, GL's Industrial Services unit has focused on Third Party certification and inspection, independent design verification, production monitoring of components and installations as well as risk-based inspections and condition surveys of production facilities both onshore and offshore. With the complementary services offered by Advantica, the GL range of services now extends across the asset life cycle
The "Hull Lifecycle Management Report" was introduced at the 13th annual meeting of the Canadian Committee of Germanischer Lloyd in Montreal. It is a tool to monitor the ship's condition throughout its lifetime, according to Jens Schreiter, Head of Division Ships in Operation at Germanischer Lloyd. He presented the Hull Lifecycle Program (HLP) which generates a 3D-computer model of the ship's hull to evaluate the longitudinal strength, fatigue and buckling
A 19,800 dwt stainless steel chemical tanker vessel is the 60th ship being built with Germanischer Lloyd class at Qingshan Shipyard. The 10th anniversary of close cooperation between Qingshan Shipyard and Germanischer Lloyd is being celebrated on August 3 with a ceremony attended by more than 100 guests. Participants include the President of Chang Jiang Shipping Group Liu Xihan, the Vice Governor of Hubei Province Li Chunming
The new Vice President Division East Asia of Germanischer Lloyd is Dr Volkmar Wasmansdorff. As a process engineer with considerable professional experience in Asia, he will be responsible for the business activities of the Germany based classification society in Korea, China, Japan, Vietnam, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, Bangladesh, India, Philippines, Sri Lanka, Australia and New Zealand. Born in Wilhelmshaven
The South African navy has commissioned Germanischer Lloyd with the classification of three submarines. The order includes the inspection of the construction plans as well as annual technical safety checks. This makes Germanischer Lloyd the first classification society worldwide to be entrusted with the technical support of military submarines. The conventional class 209 submarines of type 1400 MOD are part of a comprehensive programme to modernise the South African navy
The Histria Perla is the 500th ship to receive ERS classification. The Emergency Response Service (ERS) of Germanischer Lloyd has taken on its 500th ship: The Histria Perla, a chemicals tanker with a tonnage of 40,471 dwt was built in 2005 at the Constantza Shipyard in Romania and classed by Germanischer Lloyd. Nicolae Berechet, Technical Director of Histria Ship Management, received the 500th ERS certificate at the company's headquarters in Constanta, Romania.
The examination of metallic materials and failure analysis for the sectors of ship operation systems, civil engineering, plant technology and machinery will now also be offered in Hamburg by GLP, the testing laboratory of Germanischer Lloyd. To complement the branches in Mülheim, Herne and Stuttgart, the operating area of materials testing and failure analysis is being expanded into the North German region. The service spectrum of routine materials testing includes destructive and
New rules for inland vessels have been developed jointly by Germanischer Lloyd and Bureau Veritas. They have entered into force with effect from August 1, 2006, for all inland vessels with the French and German classification societies and contracted for construction on or after that date. In addition, the rules will apply to existing vessels that have been technically updated and which comply with the necessary safety requirements for inland navigation vessels.
In the last two years, shipowners have seen bunker prices increase by roughly 140%. Additionally, considering upcoming environmental regulations, shipowners pay more attention to an economical and environmental friendly way of transport. Responding to the ecological and economical demand for fuel consumption reduction, Dr Hermann J. Klein, Germanischer Lloyd Member of the Executive Board, presented the "GL FuelSaver" suite of new services
In recent years, Vietnam has emerged as an important producer of oil and natural gas in Southeast Asia. Despite the current economic crisis, the country continues boosting its activities in the energy industry. Accordingly, global technical assurance and consulting company Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has reinforced its local presence by opening two new offices in Ho Chi Minh City and Danang. Germanischer Lloyd Industrial Services have been operating in Vietnam since 1996
As one of the first ballast water treatment systems, RWO’s CleanBallast has received the AMS approval . This certificate is awarded by the United States Coast Guard (USCG) and is considered to be the crucial supporting requirement for future purchasing decisions of shipowners and
Tests by Parat Halvorsen on oil spill response equipment (OSR) for offshore supply vessels reveal significant deficiencies with systems using hot water coils. Norway's Parat Halvorsen undertook a series of trials after a number of lower cost hot water coil alternatives came on the market the
On Thursday, May 2, 2013, Reederei Hamburger Lloyd took command of the third of four 4,600 TEU Containership Newbuildings (hull No. H1025A) from CSSC Shanghai, Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industry Co., Ltd. Another vessel of the same type (No. H1026A) is expected to follow in August this year
Transas Marine launched its latest ship security alert system ShipGuard 4 SSAS, utilizing the SkyWaveIsatData Pro transceiver. The IsatDataPro(IDP) series operates on the Inmarsat I-4 constellation which provides improved network speed. Polling request and response times now takes 30-45 seconds
Ivy Marine opts for Baker Lyman's Sub-Chapter M Solution & CORSAIR TVR v.2. Baker, Lyman & Co announced the enrollment of the first RCP Operator into the TSMS Transition Program. Ivy Marine of Daphane, AL, a red-flag carrier, entered the program earlier this month
Germanischer Lloyd’s (GL) North American Committee, considered current topics & challenges to the shipping industry at its recent Texas meeting. The challenge of improving vessel efficiency heads the agenda of every ship owner and operator
The German KfW IPEX-Bank evaluates energy efficiency of its merchant shipping portfolio, sees EEDI a key indicator of economic advantage. KfW IPEX-Bank, one of the largest ship financing banks in the world, has evaluated together with FutureShip, a subsidiary of Germanischer Lloyd
World-class builder and fabricator of aluminium, steel and composite material crafts and vessels NGV Tech of Malaysia has chosen Kentec Syncro AS Marine fire control panels for vessels under fit out and refurbishment at the company's shipyard in Sijangkang Malaysia.
The consulting company's Ragna Schmidt-Haupt leads a drive focused on the area's renewable energy services' sector. Ragna’s extensive experience in the solar industry leaves her well positioned to head-up GL Garrad Hassan’s activities in Singapore and she is already leading
Baker Lyman's software is only approved Towing Vessel Record. Classification giant Germanischer Lloyd (GL) granted Type-Approval to Baker, Lyman & Co (BL) for their cutting-edge Towing Vessel Record software, CORSAIR TVR v.2, effective November 1, 2012
E-MS receives protection-rights by the European patent office for its power supply systems for ships & offshore platforms. The company develops and realizes diesel- and gas-electric power supply and propulsion systems with un-synchronized generators
The German Aerospace Center (DLR) and Germanischer Lloyd (GL) have renewed and expanded their strategic innovation cooperation agreement. They have agreed to jointly identify and develop novel technologies and applications for the shipping industry
Hamburger Lloyd holds Singapore naming ceremony for the China-built 5000 TEU container ship 'RHL Fidelitas'. The 5000 TEU container vessel RHL Fidelitas, was built by Jiangnan Changxing Heavy Industries shipyard and is the third ship of this kind in Reederei Hamburger Lloyd’s fleet.
German shipping company to implement GL condition monitoring survey arrangement for engine piston performance. German shipping company NSC Schifffahrtsgesellschaft mbH & Cie. KG (NSC) has decided to implement a Condition Monitoring (CM) survey arrangement on the main diesel engine pistons
EMSA’s commissioned study on standards & rules for bunkering gas-fuelled ships has now been published on its website. The study (carried out by Germanischer Lloyd) contains a comprehensive overview of the regulatory framework for the bunkering of gas-fuelled ships including identified