Marine Link
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
SUBSCRIBE NOW

Dnv Gl News

25 Feb 2021

Report: Baker Hughes, 17 Other Firms Quit Nord Stream 2 Pipeline Project to Avoid Sanctions

The U.S. representatives last week listed 15 ships, in a letter sent to Secretary Antony Blinken, that are "possibly engaged" in laying pipelines or related activities at the Nord Stream 2 project since Jan. 1 when the latest U.S. sanctions became law, including the Russia flagged vessels, the Ivan Sidorenko, the Murman, and Fortuna - Image: Fortuna vessel/Credit: Peter Remde/MarineTraffic.com

Baker Hughes Co and AXA Group and 16 other companies recently quit work on Russia’s Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline and will not be sanctioned, according to a document the Biden administration sent to Congress last week which was seen by Reuters.Russian energy company Gazprom and its western partners are racing to build the pipeline to take Russian gas to Germany under the Baltic Sea, and hope to finish it this year. President Joe Biden believes the pipeline is a “bad deal” for Europe.Many U.S.

23 Feb 2021

Tech File: COBRA Battery System Receives Class Certification

Dirk Lehmann (left) and Godehard Gauf (right). © Becker Marine Systems

With DNV GL certification obtained in February 2021, the COBRA battery system from Becker Marine Systems can be used for a wide range of inland waterway and maritime shipping applications, and due to demand, Becker is expanding COBRA production at its Winsen (Luhe) location.Tailor-made for maritime, the COBRA system now has full certification including IEC 62619 and IEC 62620 and can now be installed on board inland waterway and ocean-going vessels. “We have achieved the highest


18 Feb 2021

Inside Cruise Shipping's Fight for Survival

Photo Source: Port Everglades

In early 2021, the somber news from the cruise sector continued. For some cruise brands, their own version of “lockdowns” will have spanned an entire year. By late January, 2021, Carnival and others were hesitantly pegging their restarts for April/May 2021, and for some markets, late summer, under a Conditional Sail Order promulgated late last year by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).What else to do but look ahead?In preliminary earnings guidance, Carnival Corporation (NYSE: CCL)


18 Feb 2021

DNV GL Advises ‘Mind the (Safety) Gap’ as Maritime Transforms

© Denys/AdobeStock

A new approach to safety is necessary along the maritime industry's rapid transition to a decarbonized, digitally smart future, says classification society DNV GL in a new white paper released this week, and as discussed on Maritime Reporter TV with Knut Ørbeck-Nilssen, CEO of DNV GL - Maritime and Fenna van de Merwe, Principal Consultant at DNV GL, the report’s author.The white paper entitled “Closing the Safety Gap in an Era of Transformation”, identifies a looming “safety gap”


17 Feb 2021

DNV GL Sees 'Safety Gaps' on Path to Digitalization, Decarbonization

The white paper identifies a looming “safety gap” between shipping’s existing approach to safety risks and its ambitions for greater digitalization and the adoption of alternative fuels. (Image: DNV GL)

A new approach to safety is necessary along the maritime industry's rapid transition to a decarbonized, digitally smart future, says classification society DNV GL in a new white paper released Tuesday.The white paper, “Closing the safety gap in an era of transformation”, identifies a looming “safety gap” between shipping’s existing approach to safety risks and its ambitions for greater digitalization and the adoption of alternative fuels. According to DNV GL, the new technologies


15 Feb 2021

AYRO Wind Assist Propulsion System Gets AIP from DNV GL

(Image: AYRO)

Classification society DNV GL said it has awarded AYRO an approval in principle (AIP) for its Oceanwings 3.6.3 wind assisted propulsion system for ships.As incoming maritime regulations are ramping up the pressure to improve sustainability and reduce emissions, maritime stakeholders are looking to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions and improve their EEDI or EEXI efficiency index, as part of efforts to comply with the IMO 2030 GHG strategy. The Oceanwings wind propulsion system


15 Feb 2021

Autonomy: Inside the Building of Ocean Infinity’s Armada Fleet

Image Courtesy Ocean Infinity

Back in 2017, Ocean Infinity made a novel move; deploying six autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), instead of just one, from a single vessel, vastly increasing the ground that could be covered in a single survey. Now the firm is taking the use of remote, robotic systems a significant step further.Back in 2017, Ocean Infinity made a novel move; deploying six autonomous underwater vehicles (AUVs), instead of just one, from a single vessel, vastly increasing the ground that could be covered in a single survey.

09 Feb 2021

Hapag-Lloyd Secures 'Green Financing' for LNG-powered Newbuilds

(Photo: Hapag-Lloyd)

German shipping company Hapag-Lloyd has joined the shift to green financing, securing funds for six liquefied natural gas (LNG) powered, 23,500 TEU containerships it ordered in December 2020.The firm said it concluded two transactions according to the Green Loan Principles of the Loan Market Association (LMA), as verified by independent secondary party DNV GL, as the shipping industry increasingly turns toward financing linked to measurable sustainability targets."Our first green financings are a major milestone for us


02 Feb 2021

DNV GL Approves GTT's LNG Fuel Tech for ULCVs

(Image: GTT)

French engineering firm GTT said it has received approval in principle (AIP) for the NO96 containment system application as a liquefied natural gas (LNG) fuel tank for ultra large container vessels (ULCV) from the classification society DNV GL.GTT and DNV GL reviewed the compatibility of the NO96 technology within a container vessel hull to ensure that the integration of such a containment system is fit for purpose. Under the AIP procedure, a sloshing assessment of the containment system has also been performed.Philippe Berterottière


27 Jan 2021

Biden Sees Nord Stream 2 Pipeline as 'Bad deal' for Europe

Joe Biden - Credit. Gage Skidmore/Flickr - CC BY-SA 2.0

President Joe Biden believes the Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline is a "bad deal for Europe" and his administration will be reviewing restrictions on the project included in a bill that passed during the Trump administration, the White House said on Tuesday.The restrictions on the undersea pipeline project were included in the annual defense policy bill that passed on Jan. 1. Sanctions in the measure apply to any companies helping Gazprom, the Russian state energy company leading the project


26 Jan 2021

Managing Risk: Shipowners Not Meeting Emission Regs Face a Big Business Risk

“Shipowners can use the digital tools available to take actions to reduce emissions. The add-on, of course, is you will have more profit and will be more attractive in the market for charterers and other types of customers," said Arild Risholm Saether, NAVTOR’s head of business development.

There is  increasing pressure for shipowners to sharpen their environmental performance, driven by an IMO target to halve greenhouse gas emissions from shipping by 2050, regional regulations and market pull from charterers, banks and investors.“This represents a whole new ball game for the industry. Optimization of ship operations has traditionally been dictated by the efficiency of delivery around the globe that has typically meant being able to sail at full speed, thereby burning more fuel, to minimize costs for the charterer.

22 Jan 2021

DNV GL Awards AIP to KSOE for Wing Sail Propulsion

Rendering of the VLCC with the wings sails in place (Image: KSOE)

Classification society DNV GL said it has granted Approval in Principle (AIP) to Korea Shipbuilding and Offshore Engineering (KSOE) for a new wing-sail auxiliary propulsion system for ships designed to help reduce shipping emissions and fuel burn.The wind-powered auxiliary propulsion system, designed for installation aboard many vessel types, is the result of a joint research project from KSOE, the shipbuilding holding company of Hyundai Heavy Industries Group, and SK Shipping


20 Jan 2021

Fertilizer Makers Eye Alternative Ship Fuels for Green Growth

© Pawinee / Adobe Stock

Two of the world's biggest fertilizer producers, CF Industries Holdings Inc and Yara International Asa, are seeking to cash in on the green energy transition by reconfiguring ammonia plants in the United States and Norway to produce clean energy to power ships.The consumption of oil for transportation is one of the top contributors to global greenhouse gas emissions that cause climate change, and fertilizer producers join a growing list of companies adjusting their business models


19 Jan 2021

DNV GL Approves IBM’s Maximo Software for Maritime and Offshore Sectors

Andrew Carrie, Operations Director at SRO Solutions

Quality assurance and certification firm DNV GL granted type approval for IBM’s Maximo Enterprise Asset Management (EAM) software, a tool that helps ship owners maintain their vessels in accordance with international regulations.The certification process for Maximo version 7.x was overseen by Manchester-based maritime and offshore specialist IT firm SRO Solutions, part of the Cohesive Companies."Shipowners are legally required to implement a Planned Maintenance System (PMS) to ensure their vessels are operated and maintained in accordance with class and manufacturer requirements.

13 Jan 2021

DNV GL to Change Name

Credit: DNV GL

Norway-based risk management and quality assurance company DNV GL will change its name to DNV on March 1, 2021.The classification society, providing services to offshore and maritime industries, among others, has had the current name since the 2013 merger between DNV (Det Norske Veritas) and GL (Germanischer Lloyd). "The name simplification is a natural consequence of a successfully completed merger and of having operated as a fully integrated company for several years now," the company said.Remi Eriksen


12 Jan 2021

Two Autonomous Electric RoRo Vessels Driven by SCHOTTEL

(Image: Naval Dynamics)

German propulsion systems manufacturer SCHOTTEL said it has been awarded a contract to deliver SCHOTTEL EcoPellers and PumpJets for two new autonomous RoRo ships. They will be operated by ASKO Maritime AS, Norway’s largest grocery wholesaler, and built at Cochin Shipyard (CSL) in India. Both vessels will have full battery-electric propulsion and are designed for transporting trailers across Oslo Fjord between two of ASKO’s distribution centers.Kai Just Olsen, Director of ASKO Maritime


11 Jan 2021

Nor-Shipping Postponed to January 2022

Nor-Shipping Directors Karen Algaard and Per Martin Tanggaard (Photo: Nor-Shipping)

Nor-Shipping has postponed its planned exhibition and activity program for June 2021, pushing the event back to January 10-13, 2022, organizers announced. The maritime trade fair is the latest in a string of international shipping events to be postponed or canceled due to the COVID-19 pandemic.Nor-Shipping 2019 was the most successful event week in the initiative’s over 50 year history. It saw more than 50,000 participants (a 34% increase over 2017), gathering from over 85 nations, at the main exhibition halls in Lillestrøm and across venues throughout nearby Oslo.

11 Jan 2021

Maran Tankers Takes Suezmax Delivery from South Korea's Daehan

Maran Solon (Photo: Maran Tankers Management)

The newly built Suezmax tanker Maran Solon was delivered to Maran Tankers Management on January 4, the Greek operator said on social media.The Greek-flagged, 157,000 dwt Suezmax is classed by ABS and was built by Daehan Shipbuilding Co. in South Korea.The handover follows the 2020 deliveries of DNV GL-classed Maran Phoebe and Maran Orpheus, as well as ABS-classed Maran Aspasia, all Greek-flagged and built by Daehan.Maran Tankers also has a pair of 318,000 dwt very large crude carriers (VLCC) on order from South Korea's Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering (DSME)


11 Jan 2021

Wellboat Reisa First to use the NES Raven Bridge System

Norsk Fisketransport’s new wellboat Reisa is the first vessel in the world to boast Norwegian Electric Systems’ fully integrated bridge system Raven INS. From left, chief officer Alexander Mathisen and Skipper Sindre Waagþ. Photo: Bþrge Lorentzen, NFT.

Havyard delivered the wellboat ‘Reisa’ to Norsk Fisketransport this week, significant in that Reisa is the first vessel in the world to use the bridge system Raven INS developed by Norwegian Electric Systems.What is the Raven INS?When the Raven Integrated Navigation System (INS) was type-approved by DNV GL, it was granted a world-first type approval for a bridge solution where an integrated computer system was developed for the bridge instead of combining different pieces of software.

07 Jan 2021

TECH FILE: The SERO SHPmarine Pump for Dual Fuel Propulsion Systems

The side channel pump SHPmarine of SERO PumpSystems GmbH has been approved by Lloyd's Register and is type approved by DNV GL for maritime dual fuel engines. Photo Courtesy SERO PumpSystems

While the maritime industry steams toward alternative and dual fuel solutions, much of the focus, rightfully so, remains on the main movers as well as the overall vessel design and logistics considerations. Here we look at the SERO PumpSystems’ SHPmarine side channel pump, a pump integrated into the “Secondary Fuel Supply Systems” (SFSS) of hybrid ship propulsion units pumping LPG (propane) to the main shipboard engine. According to the manufacturer, it is the first pump of its kind to be both Lloyd's Register accepted and DNV GL type approved for maritime dual fuel propulsion systems.

06 Jan 2021

SOCP Releases Ballast Water Management Systems User Guide

© madscinbca / Adobe Stock

BWMS User Guide lays out path to compliance over lifetime of installationThe Ship Operations Cooperative Program (SOCP) has released the Ballast Water Management Systems (BWMS) User Guide. Developed by Glosten in cooperation with the SOCP Members and support from the United States Maritime Administration (MARAD), the guide simplifies the complex regulatory framework around ballast water management and provides step-by-step methods for integrating and operating a compliant BWMS.The guide is geared primarily toward U.S.

06 Jan 2021

Samsung Delivers Eagle Pilar Shuttle Tanker to AET

Credit: AET

Oil tanker operator AET has taken delivery of the Eagle Pilar, a new Suezmax Dynamic Positioning (DP2) shuttle tanker. The vessel has been purpose-built for long-term charter to Brazil Shipping I Limited, a Shell subsidiary.The vessel was delivered on Wednesday by Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) in South Korea.This 153,180 DWT DP2 vessel has been built in collaboration with DNV-GL and Eaglestar.According to AET, the vessel is operating to the highest operational and environmental standards, including full compliance with IMO NOx Tier 3 and SOx emission requirements.

30 Dec 2020

Construction of RoRo Ferry Powers Relaunch of Germany's FSG Shipyard

Keel laying with masks: Klaus MĂŒller, Project Manager at DNV GL, Philipp Maracke, FSG’s CEO, Simone Lange, Flensburg’s Mayor, and Thomas Jansen, Chairman of the Works Council. Photo credit: FSG/Marianne Lins

In a traditional keel-laying ceremony at Flensburger Schiffbau-Gesellschaft (FSG), the first hull segment of the newbuilding number 782, weighing more than 50 tons, was lowered by crane onto the blocks. In accordance with maritime custom, a 1-euro coin was placed under the keel for good fortune. The keel laying of the RoRo ferry to be built was performed by Philipp Maracke, CEO of FSG, Klaus Müller, project manager of this newbuilding project at the classification society DNV GL