Voestalpine Böhler Welding Germany GmbH has become the first manufacturer worldwide to be awarded a Type Approval certificate from classification society DNV, for their solid wire 3Dprint AM 70/I1 feedstock. The Type Approval has been awarded based on DNV’s new class programme, DNV-CP-291 “Additive Manufacturing Feedstock”.

Classification society DNV has introduced the shipping industry’s first competence standard for vessel remote control centre operators (RCCO). The standard is supported by a new recommended practice that offers a certification scheme for RCCOs. Together, they provide a framework for training, assessing, and certifying personnel working in remote-control centres that support or manage operations at sea.

Classification society DNV and Atlas Corp.’s (“Atlas”) shipping arm, Seaspan Corporation (“Seaspan”), the world’s largest independent containership owner and operator, have set up a Joint Atlas-Seaspan and DNV Collaboration Space (“JCS”) in Shanghai, bringing the two parties’ multifaceted partnerships to new heights.

Classification society DNV has introduced the new ABATE class notation, designed to assist the owners and operators of offshore floating installations to identify and implement measures to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions. Altera Infrastructure is the first FPSO owner to pilot the DNV notation on the Petrojarl Knarr FPSO, with successful results so far.

Classification society DNV and the Liberian International Ship & Corporate Registry (LISCR) have awarded an Approval in Principle (AiP) to Hyundai Heavy Industries (HHI) and Korea Shipbuilding & Offshore Engineering CO. (KSOE) for a new 40,000 CBM liquified CO2 carrier design. The handover of the AiP certificate took place during the Gastech trade fair in Dubai.

Classification society DNV has released the new Naval Technical Assurance certification concept, as an alternative approach to the classification assurance process. The new concept is set down in the DNV-SE-0555 Naval technical assurance service document, published on 25 August 2021.

Keppel Technology & Innovation (KTI) has received a verification certificate for a 3D printed deck mounted type Panama Chock (SWL150Ton) from DNV, the independent energy expert and assurance provider’s Global Additive Manufacturing Technology Centre of Excellence in Singapore. The component, which is intended for non-class maritime applications, is the world’s largest 3D-printed shipboard fitting.

Today sees the launch of DNV, the world’s leading classification society’s latest Maritime Forecast to 2050, part of the Energy Transition Outlook (ETO) suite of reports. Conceived to help shipowners navigate the technologies and fuels needed to meet global greenhouse gas (GHG) targets, the report features an updated carbon risk management framework, including a new ‘decarbonization stairway’ model to help owners map a path to sustainability.