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Rune Torhaug new head of DNV Research and Innovation

DNV has appointed Rune Torhaug as the new Managing Director for DNV Research and Innovation. He has worked internationally with leadership roles in DNV Energy, DNV Maritime and DNV Business Assurance. Mr. Torhaug has a strong background in risk and reliability, and a proven track record of applying risk methodology to critical problems in several…

DNV Releases Updated Standard for Offshore Wind Turbine Structures

DNV’s recognized standard for design of offshore wind turbine structures has been through a revision process together with the wind energy industry. The updated standard which aims to reduce cost and increase safety is now available. The standard, Design of Offshore Wind Turbine Structures (DNV-OS-J101), provides principles, technical requirements and guidance for design, construction and…

DNV commits to ‘Sustainable Energy for All’

    DNV’s Chief Operating Officer Bjørn K. Haugland made the commitment at the UN Private Sector Forum in New York yesterday, stating that “DNV is committed to supporting the development of international standards and guidelines that will ensure that growth in Energy Access in developing countries is achieved with optimum solutions for environmental sustainability…

Sweden Grants Shipping Certification Authority to DNV

DNV has been granted extended authorisation by the Swedish Transport Agency to act as a Recognised Organisation providing statutory survey services to Swedish-flagged vessels engaged in international trade. Effective from 1 September 2011, this increased responsibility for DNV has the strong support of the Swedish Shipowners’ Association, Sveriges Redare-Förening. The authority agreement was signed by…

USCG gives DNV nod for Passenger Ship Safety Certificates

The U.S. Coast Guard has extended DNV’s statutory authorizations under the USCG Alternate Compliance Program to include Passenger Ship Safety Certificates. With this additional authorization, DNV is the only classification society authorized to issue the full suite of statutory certificates for all ship types on behalf of the United States of America.

Positive Trend in Ship Safety is Broken, says DNV President

“Statistics show that the accident frequency has started rising from a historic low. This trend is supported by increased pay-out from the insurance companies. Technology, rules and compliance will never bring us to the expected level of safety without focusing stronger on the human element,” Tor E. Svensen said.

New Guide and Calculator Demonstrate Profitable Fuel Saving

Typical bulk carrier designs with traditional propulsion systems have a significant potential for fuel saving. Fuel cost represents some 60 – 70 percent of a bulk carrier’s operations. Shanghai Merchant Ship Design & Research Institute (SDARI) and DNV joined forces to meet the need for an objective guide addressing fuel saving measures for bulk carriers.