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RINA Classes Prysmian Cable Layer

Oct 24, 2019

The recently named cable laying vessel Leonardo Da Vinci, set to join the fleet of energy and telecom cable systems company Prysmian Group in the second quarter of 2021, incorporates innovative features that required the new battery power class…

Iberdrola's Wikinger OWF Passes DNV GL Test

Jun 12, 2019

The energy advisory and certification body DNV GL has awarded Iberdrola Renovables Offshore Deutschland GmbH the project certificate for its Wikinger offshore wind farm.The 350 megawatt offshore wind farm project located in the German Baltic…

DNV GL, Kongsberg and Subsea 7 Finish Remote DP Pilot

Jun 06, 2019

Partners DNV GL, Kongsberg Maritime and Subsea 7 have concluded the pilot testing of Kongsberg Maritime’s (KM) DP Digital Survey (KMDS) application on board the Subsea 7 vessel Seven Kestrel.The pilot tested the use of a remote digital verification…

Huge Semisub Crane Vessel gets AIP

May 28, 2019

China Merchants Offshore Technology Research Center (CM-OTRC), the R&D center for China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMI) of Shenzhen, China, have completed the basic design of the OOS Zeelandia a new semisubmersible crane vessel (SSCV) that…

DNV GL Certifies SGRE's Nissum Bredning

May 23, 2019

Certification body DNV GL has given its seal of approval to the new 28MW Nissum Bredning offshore wind power project developed by  Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy (SGRE)  in waters of north-west Denmark.The offshore wind farm, located in Thyborøn Kanal…

ABS Unveils 'Smart Guide'

Apr 30, 2019

A new guide published by ABS aims support the development of smart functions and condition-based approach to optimized performance that will help marine and offshore owners and operators capitalize on their operational data.Through the analytics that they provide…

DNV GL Certifies Arkona Offshore Wind Farm

Apr 17, 2019

Norwegian testing and advisory company DNV GL said it awarded the Arkona Offshore Wind Farm with the project certificate.The certification was carried out according to the German Federal Maritime and Hydrographic Agency (BSH – Bundesamt für…

CMHI Gets AIP for Two Offshore Designs

Apr 17, 2019

China Merchants Heavy Industry (CMHI) has received Approval in Principle (AiP) certificates from classification society DNV GL for two new offshore units: an arctic single column drilling unit and a wind turbine shuttle.The certificates, which…

DNV GL Extends Contract for Dana Petroleum

Apr 16, 2019

DNV GL has secured a three-year contract across the Dana Petroleum operated assets on the United Kingdom Continental Shelf (UKCS).DNV GL has worked with Dana Petroleum since 2012 with the development of the Western Isles floating production storage and offloading (FPSO) vessel…

First Ever ‘DP Digital Survey’

Mar 21, 2019

A team of industry partners say they have successfully tested a new solution for dynamic positioning (DP) system performance and redundancy audits – an industry first.Developed by Norway's Kongsberg Maritime in collaboration with offshore service…

BV Appoints de Tugny EVP

Jan 23, 2019

Bureau Veritas  has appointed Matthieu de Tugny as Executive Vice-President, Bureau Veritas Group to lead the Marine & Offshore Division (M&O).He will be a member of the Bureau Veritas Group Executive Committee reporting to Didier Michaud-Daniel…

BV Wins Inspection Contract for Fenja Development

Jan 17, 2019

Neptune Energy has awarded certification agency Bureau Veritas a four-year contract to provide second- and third-party inspection services for the new Fenja oil and gas field development, offshore Norway.The Fenja field in the Norwegian Sea is estimated to hold 100 million barrels of oil…

Lessons Learned from an I3P Review of HPHT Equipment

Jan 09, 2019

The U.S. Department of the Interior’s Bureau of Safety and Environmental Enforcement (BSEE) defines a high-pressure/high-temperature (HP/HT) environment as any reservoir that requires completion equipment or well control equipment with an assigned pressure rating greater than 15…

ABS Opens New Headquarters

Jan 08, 2019

Classification society ABS on Tuesday held an official ribbon-cutting ceremony to formally open its new global headquarters in Spring, Texas.“This is a significant milestone in our 157-year history and reaffirms our commitment to provide industry…

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