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New DNV GL Marine Warranty Standards are a Digital First

Maritime Activity Reports, Inc.

June 29, 2016



 The energy industry’s only Standard for the warranty approval of marine operations is published  by DNV GL. The Standard is the first to deploy a digital solution that provides users with information most relevant to a specific project.

DNV GL Standard DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine operations and marine warranty, documents design and operational requirements for the temporary phases in the development of offshore assets, including transportation by water. 
It covers the entire value chain, from fixed steel and concrete platforms and FPSOs to subsea operations, pipe and cable lay, and offshore wind.  
Kim Rolfsen, Global Service Area Leader - Noble Denton marine services, DNV GL - Oil&Gas, says the Standard draws upon more than five decades of expertise in the review and approval of marine operations. “DNV GL pioneered the concept of marine warranty surveying in the 1960s. Since that time, our legacy businesses have been the industry’s only organizations to continually produce industry standards for marine operations and warranty approvals. They have been followed by most marine contractors and even adopted by our competitors. 
“The new Standard combines best practice including legacy DNV’s strengths in technical and analytical detail, and legacy GL Noble Denton’s practical guidance on avoiding technical pitfalls.” 
Industry professionals can submit details about the type of asset, operation and structural code, using the MyDNVGL customer portal. The company’s online Standards Wizard will then select the pertinent information from DNVGL-ST-N001 Marine operations and marine warranty. 
Mike Hoyle, Head of advanced engineering, Noble Denton marine services, UK, DNV GL - Oil & Gas, explains the benefits: “This avoids industry professionals having to sift through a 500-page Standard to look for information relevant to their project. The wizard generates a simple and clear document showing the elements of the Standard needed to get on with the specific job.” 
The common Standards, which have been developed with input from companies in the marine sector, also give greater flexibility to industry professionals than before. For example, users can follow either the LRFD or ASD/WSD structural assessment approach when using the Standard to plan and execute marine operations. 
“We support customers in their challenges with our dedicated service portfolio which is constantly updated to the changing business environment and technologies. I believe this new digital solution will help our customers to be even more efficient,” says Elisabeth Tørstad, CEO of DNV GL – Oil & Gas. 
DNV GL’s new Standard DNVGL-ST-N002 Site specific assessment of mobile offshore units for marine warranty will also be hosted on the company’s new Standards Wizard later this year.
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