Classification society DNV GL has awarded Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (“K” Line) and Namura Shipbuilding Co., Ltd. (Namura Shipyard) a joint Approval in Principle (AIP) for their new LNG-fuelled Ore Carrier concept design. The new design offers the same deadweight and service speed as the reference WOZMAX® vessel while meeting EEDI phase 3 requirements.

The Deep Blue is making a big splash in Brazil. TechnipFMC’s flagship deepwater pipelay and construction vessel is embarking on a major subsea project laying pipeline on the Peregrino Phase 2 Project in the Campos Basin offshore Brazil. Deep Blue will install rigid and flexible pipelines as well as PLET structures in water depths of […]

As the days count down to the entry into force of the 2020 0.5% sulphur cap, preparation is key. DNV GL offers a free web-based application of the Ship Implementation Plan (SIP) that ship owners and managers can use to prepare vessel-specific SIPs and maintain an overview of their fleet. While not mandatory, the SIP is an IMO guidance which all ships are encouraged to prepare and implement to be ready for 1 January 2020.

Using TechnipFMC’s high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) full– field subsea solution, Shell’s Appomattox floating production system (FPS) in the deepwater Gulf of Mexico achieved first production early and under budget. Shortly after Shell undertook Appomattox’s final investment decision, TechnipFMC was contracted in September 2015 to provide HP/HT rated-hardware including wellheads, 18 subsea trees, four production manifolds, PLET and […]

At DNV GL’s Nor-Shipping press flash, Martin Wold, head of the Alternative Fuels Insight (AFI) platform at DNV GL – Maritime, presented the latest AFI figures. Looking at the data, Wold said that exponential growth in installed LNG tank capacity pointed to a potential boom in LNG for larger vessels over the coming years.

Classification society DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea7 have successfully concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea7 vessel Seven Kestrel. The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification tool for testing dynamic positioning (DP) systems as part of DNV GL’s D-Class project.