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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…

Subsea Innovation Achieves DNV GL Type Approval

Jan 11, 2019

SIClamp structural pipeline repair clamp technology from U.K. manufacturer Subsea Innovation is designed to act as a temporary or permanent structural repair clamp for carbon steel pipelines designed for water, oil or gas transport. Emergency…

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…

ABS Enables Remote Surveys

Dec 20, 2018

Classification society ABS introduced remote surveys in an effort to drive safety performance and productivity for clients using digital technologies.“Our global workforce delivers unparalleled responsiveness to meet our clients’ needs; however…

ABS, GE Partner on Digital Rigs

Nov 29, 2018

ABS awarded GE Service Provider recognition for GE’s Marine Solutions’ SeaStream Insight—a data analytics-informed solution that provides health and performance monitoring of rig equipment via a digital twin—enabling condition-based maintenance on ABS classed rigs…

Danish Parliament Includes Offshore Shipping in International Register

Nov 20, 2018

The Danish Parliament has approved new regulation following extension of the rules on tax free net wages for seafarers to also include certain specialized vessels.According to Danish Maritime Authority, the Danish parliament adopted an extension of the seafarer tax scheme last spring…

SBM Offshore Wins AIP for Wind Floater Design from ABS

Nov 18, 2018

The classification society American Bureau of Shipping (ABS) has issued an Approval in Principle (AIP) to Dutch-based SBM Offshore for its proprietary wind floater design.The global provider of floating production and mooring systems (FPSO)…

First Jack-up Certified Cyber Secure

Nov 15, 2018

New cyber security standard for newbuild offshore unitsABS said it has awarded a Cyber Security-Ready (CS-Ready) Notation to a jack-up drilling rig built by Sembcorp Marine, marking a first-of-its-kind certification for an offshore facility…

Hicks takes the Helm at LR Americas

Oct 30, 2018

Lloyd’s Register (LR) announced that John Hicks is President of Americas Marine & Offshore. Hicks returns to the U.S. after two years of leading LR’s Global Passenger Ship Center in Trieste, Italy as Global Passenger Ship Sector Manager and Italy’s Marine Manager…

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