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Sunday, December 17, 2017

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Det Norske Veritas is DNV GL's Majority Owner Now

Left: Remi Eriksen, Group President and CEO of DNV GL. Right: Leif-Arne Langøy, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas, and also Chairman of the Board of Directors of DNV GL. Photo: DNV GL

The Foundation Det Norske Veritas (DNV) assumes full ownership of DNV GL and remains committed to Maritime headquarters in Hamburg. Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas (The Foundation) and Mayfair announce the sale of Mayfair’s 36.5% shares in DNV GL Group AS to DNV Holding AS. The agreement regarding the leading quality assurance and risk management company DNV GL was signed on 8 December 2017. In 2012, Stiftelsen Det Norske Veritas and Mayfair agreed to build a global quality assurance…

DMCA, DNV Join forces to promote Maritime Innovation

Workshop in Progress Photo Dubai Maritime City Authority'

In cooperation with Det Norske Veritas, one of the world's largest classification society of vessels, Dubai Maritime City Authority's (DMCA) 'Maritime Innovation' workshop recently concluded with high participation from maritime industry pioneers and other government entities such as DP World, Dry Docks World, Dubai Maritime City, JAFZA and Trakhees. The workshop was organized to attract investment in innovation, initiate research and development initiatives, enhance the local sector's competitiveness, and make Dubai one of the world's leading maritime capitals.

Cortland Cable Company Attains ISO 9001

Cortland Cable Company announces their certification to the ISO 9001:1994 Quality Systems Standard – Model for Quality Assurance in Design, Development, Production, Installation, and Servicing. The Quality Management System at Cortland Cable Company was independently assessed and certified to the ISO 9001 standard by Det Norske Veritas (DNV) Certification Inc., which is an internationally recognized and certified Registrar Accredited Board (RAB) third party registrar of Quality Management Systems. John Stidd, President of Cortland Cable Company and Chief Executive Officer of The Cortland Companies, states “Our ISO 9001 certification…

Grand Bahama Shipyard Completes LNG Training

Grand Bahama Shipyard has received Certification to verify that it recently successfully completeda "Liquid Natural Gas Carrier " training and familiarisation programme run by Det Norske Veritas. Aware of the special features of LNG Carriers and the specific requirements that they have during their dry-docking and repair programmes, the shipyard commissioned DNV to devise a customised course to address all the issues that arise with these Specialised Vessels.

Container Ship Launched

A 53,000-ton container ship, named Dinamod 53, was launched on June 13 by the Nam Trieu Shipbuilding Industry Company in northern Hai Phong city. The Dinamod 53, the biggest ever built in Vietnam at a total cost of $29m, is 190 m long and 32.26 m wide. The ship was built on an advanced production line under the supervision of the Det Norske Veritas (DNV), a leading international certification body. It was part of a contract between the company and its British partner, the Graig Investment Co.Ltd.-Enditem Source: vna

Siemens-Schottel Gains Worldwide Approval

The Siemens-Schottel Propulsor Consortium (SSRP) was granted approval for the new SSP marine propulsion. After more than two years of development, Det Norske Veritas was responsible for technical acceptance of the propulsion system for worldwide service. The propulsor, which is a so-called "pod type" propulsion system that offers both technological and economic advantages via an electronic motor housed in a pod or nacelle suspended beneath the hull of a vessel - providing direct drive to a propeller. The unit outputs a power of 7 MW, corresponding to 9,510-hp.

Marinette Marine Certified ISO 9001:2008

Marinette Marine Corporation, announced certification of their Quality Management System to the ISO 9001:2008 International Standard by Det Norske Veritas Certification, Inc. Marinette Marine is one of few companies to meet the new ISO 9001:2008 certification requirements which updates and replaces the 2000 version previously certified to in April 2006. In accepting the certificate, Bruce Halverson, Quality Assurance Manager for Marinette Marine noted, “The achievement of ISO 9001:2008 reflects our continuous effort to achieve superior product quality notably due to our highly skilled workforce and teamwork.”

Nor-Shipping Clean Ship, Next Generation Ship Awards

Nor-Shipping has released names of the winners of the 2011 Clean Ship and Next Generation Ship Awards. The winners were announced today at the Nor-Shipping Opening Conference on May 24, 2011. The awards, which showcase industry excellence, were presented by Norwegian Minister of Trade & Industry Trond Giske and Henrik Madsen, CEO of Det Norske Veritas (DNV). An independent jury considered a total of 40 candidates for the 2011 awards. The Clean Ship Award honors the shipowner and…

Recognition for Lloyd Triestino

The Italian container shipping line Lloyd Triestino di Navigazione SpA has taken a major step forward in gearing itself for further expansion. Its management and operational standards have been approved as conforming to the international quality management system standard ISO 9001:2000. The standard, introduced at the end of last year, is designed to ensure that companies focus their management systems on meeting the needs and service requirements of their customers. The assessment, which was conducted by Det Norske Veritas, specifically relates to Lloyd Triestino?s business as a provider of intermodal liner services with full container vessels. The formal presentation of the certificate took place in Trieste at the company"s headquarters on September 25.

CENTA authorized for In-House Testing

CENTA is the first company worldwide to which Germanischer Lloyd (GL) has conferred the responsibility for alternative product certification of type-approved couplings. In the future, CENTA will have the authority to carry out acceptance testing and final stamping of those couplings that have previously been classified as approved types. These tests must be performed in accordance with the “Alternative Product Certification,” a modular certification system developed by Germanischer Lloyd (GL). The approval becomes valid by their joint signatures on the appropriate product certificate. CENTA is one of the leading manufacturers of flexible drive components worldwide and has been supplying couplings for marine applications for more than 20 years.

MDI RCA and Autopilot Secures Bureau Veritas Approval

Fast ferry and military craft motion control specialists, Maritime Dynamics, Inc. (MDI), have added Bureau Veritas to the classification approvals for their Ride Control System with Autopilot. MDI, part of the U.K.’s vosper Thorncroft Group, already has approval form Det Norske Veritas and the American Bureau of Shipping for its RCS and Autopilot. The RCS monitors vessel attitude and automatically positions effectors to reduce accelerations arising from pitch, roll and heave motions. The additional MDI integrated autopilote provides commands to the vessel’s steering system to dampen yaw motions and provide heading control. Over 100MDI RCS have been supplied to fast craft throughout the world.

Vacon Receives Type Approvals

The Finland-based AC drives manufacturer Vacon has received a type approval for marine use from the Norwegian certification body Det Norske Veritas (DNV). Earlier, Vacon received a type approval from the French certification body Bureau Veritas (BV). These approvals apply to Vacon's NXL, NXS and NXP ranges of AC drives. Vacon has delivered AC drives to control e.g. main propulsion, thrusters, steering gear as well as drawworks, topdrives, rotary tables and various types of winches. Deliveries also include a considerable number of AC drives to control pumps used in dredging, cooling, cargo handling and oil drilling. When AC drives are delivered further to an OEM or system integrator customer…

EMD China Type Approval

Photo courtesy Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc.

Electro-Motive Diesel, Inc. has received China Classification Society Certificate of Approval for its 710 GC family of Marine Diesel Engines. This most recent certification is in addition to American Bureau of Shipping (ABS), Bureau Veritas (BV), Lloyds Register (LR). Det Norske Veritas (DNV), and Korean Register (KR). Speaking on behalf of Electro-Motive Diesel, Mr. Brian Grinter commented that, “Being certified by CCS is an important step in reintroducing the EMD two cycle medium speed diesel engines into the worldwide marine and drilling markets.

MMK Boosts Steel Shipments to Shipbuilders

OJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) supplied 78,000 metric tons of metal products to shipbuilders in 2014, which represents a 37.2% growth year-on-year. MMK supplies up to half of all metal products sold to the Russian shipbuilding industry. Key customers of MMK include companies that are part of such groups as United Shipbuilding Corporation, Oka Shipyard, and Red Barricades Shipbuilding Plant. MMK production of steel for the shipbuilding industry has been expanded following the commissioning of the thick plate Mill 5000 in 2009. The thick plate mill can produce steel used in production for the Russian naval fleet, tankers, modern ice-class vessels.

IFS and Det Norske Veritas Join Forces

IFS Norway AS and Det Norske Veritas (DNV) have agreed to combine their technology by developing an IT solution for the international maritime market. The solution will become the first of its kind on the global market and will be focused on ensuring stable and safe operations of Floating Production, Storage and Offloading (FPSO) vessels for oil production offshore. One month from now, the partners will present a prototype of an integrated solution combining the DNV's solutions for design and strength assessments of FPSOs with the market-leading ERP business applications suite, IFS Applications. The prototype will be presented in Spain…

DNV: Earns the Energy Star for Superior Energy Efficiency

Det Norske Vertias (USA) Inc., earned the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA's) prestigious ENERGY STAR, the national symbol for superior energy efficiency and environmental protection. Commercial buildings and industrial plants that rate in the top 25 percent of facilities in the nation for energy efficiency may qualify for the ENERGY STAR. Det Norske Vertias (USA) Inc., is pleased to accept EPA's ENERGY STAR in recognition of our energy efficiency efforts," said Peter Bjerager…

VMT on IMO’s Recognition of Survival Craft Simulation

Image courtesy Virtual Marine Technology

The International Maritime Organization (IMO) has approved proposed changes to the Standards of Training, Certification and Watchkeeping (STCW ‘95) Convention at a Diplomatic Conference in Manila, Philippines. Acceptance of the amended STCW Convention and its associated Codes means simulators have been formally recognized as a suitable tool for survival craft training. Virtual Marine Technology, manufacturer of SurvivalQuestTM, is the world’s only Det Norske Veritas (DNV) approved survival craft operations simulator. “This is a major step for survival craft training,” said Capt.

WPT Power Corp. Certified to ISO Standard

WPT Power Corporation announced that it has become certified to the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management Systems standards and guidelines. WPT has achieved the ISO 9001:2008 accreditation from Det Norske Veritas (DNV). ISO 9001 is accepted worldwide as the inclusive standard that defines quality. To become certified as ISO 9001:2008 compliant, WPT Power Corporation underwent an evaluation process that included quality management system development, a management documentation review, pre-audit, initial assessment and clearance of non-conformances, all of which work to identify corrective actions that eliminate non-conformance to the quality management standard. The process culminated in a comprehensive registration audit by DNV.

HB Rentals Major Norway Contract & Fleet Investment

Photo courtesy HB Rentals

Offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals has secured a contract for four modules offshore Norway and announced a significant investment in its fleet. HB Rentals has agreed a long-term lease contract with Prosafe to supply four 20 ft by 8 ft A60 Zone II Norsok office modules for the Valhall platform in a $385,600 deal. The company has invested a further $771,300 in a fleet of brand new 20 ft by 8 ft A60 Zone II Norsok compliant modules for use as offices, laboratories and drilling/well services support cabins.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen GHG Emissions Cert

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics, a global shipping and logistics company, has become the first shipping company to receive formal 3rd party verification of its inventory processes for green house gas emissions. “Guided by our future vision of a zero-emissions supply chain, WWL has adopted rigorous emissions inventory processes based upon the Green House Gas (GHG) Protocol. This will enable us to better manage and reduce carbon emissions and related costs from our customers’ global supply chains,” explained Kai Kraass, COO of Ocean Services at Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics. Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics contracted Det Norske Veritas AS (DNV)…

Norway Funds Shipbuilding Training Program

Norway has committed some $4m in grants to aid Vietnam’s shipbuilding industry in human resource development over the course of the next three years, VNA reported. A deal was signed in Hanoi, on May 21, to seal the decision during a visit by Norwegian State Secretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs Anne Stenhammer. An amount of $1.84m is to be funded by Norway's Government, while Det Norske Veritas, Hoegh Autoliners and Jotun Paint, three of Norway's leading shipbuilders, will finance the remainder. The project aims to equip the Vietnam Shipbuilding Industry Group (Vinashin) with new skills relating to shipbuilding management and quality control.

HB Rentals Secures Contracts in Excess of $1.5M

Global Offshore accommodation specialist HB Rentals announced that it has secured recent contracts worth in excess of $1.5m for modules on platforms in the North Sea. The contracts have been agreed with various companies including Petrofac, Lundin Britain, Ensco and E-ON Rurghas. HB Rentals operates worldwide with a fleet of more than 400 A60 units containing a mix of sleeper accommodation cabins, galleys, mess rooms, recreation rooms, laundry rooms, offices, heliports, laboratories, gymnasiums and well-support cabins as well as other custom fit-outs as desired by its worldwide customer base. HB Rentals is operates worldwide and is capable of supplying units which meet the latest American Bureau of Shipping (ABS)…

MITAGS Completes Annual DNV Audit

Glen Paine, Executive Director of the Maritime Institute of Technology and Graduate Studies (MITAGS), announced the successful completion of MITAGS’ annual Det Norske Veritas (DNV) audit. In 1997, MITAGS earned the distinction of being the first maritime training institution in the United States, and the second in the world, to be certified by DNV under their Maritime Training and Simulator Center Classification Rules. Under these rules, DNV determined that the MITAGS training management system complies with national and international training management requirements, including elements of the ISO 9000 classification series. To maintain this certification, a rigorous review is conducted by DNV on a yearly basis. During the course of this inspection, Mr.

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