In April, the Hong Kong-based Sohmen family purchased a controlling interest in Bergesen d.y. According to Bergesen’s current deputy managing director, Jan Håkon Pettersen, the purchase will strengthen Bergesen’s position as a global leader in LNG carrier market.
Recent accidents in the shipping, oil, gas and process industries, resulting in loss of life as well as huge material damage, have shocked the world.
GlobalSantaFe, a major offshore drilling contractor, is unrelenting in its ambition to eliminate risks associated with new technologies. Aiming for zero downtime in the first year of operations of their new deep water semisubmersible drilling rigs, GlobalSantaFe contracted DNV to carry out a comprehensive technical assessment of one of the vessel’s critical drilling systems.
The capital-intensive oil and gas industry is by nature a risky business. The upside benefits, if everything goes according to plan, can be enormous. But according to Elisabeth Harstad, chief operating officer of DNV Technology Services (TS), pushing the envelope can also lead to higher uncertainty. The companies that will succeed in these daring markets are those that are able to have the right tools to manage risk.
Some of the world’s largest oil reserves are today being discovered and explored off the coast of West Africa. Already the fifth-largest supplier of oil to the USA, Angola in particular continues to find new and exciting reserves. Here in an exclusive interview with DNV Forum, Angola’s Minister for Energy and Water, Jose Maria Botelho de Vasconcelos shares his expectations and concerns regarding his country’s development in the international oil and gas arena.
Marianne Lie is not afraid of challenges. If so, she could have declined the head position with the Norwegian Shipowners’ Association (NSA) and the consequential role as a national and global spokesperson for Norway’s second largest export industry and the world’s third largest merchant fleet. But she didn’t.
For 25 years, since his appointment in 1978, one of the most persuasive voices in international shipping has been that of Chris Horrocks, secretary-general of the London-based International Chamber of Shipping. In this interview with DNV FORUM, he expresses his views and concerns about recent trends in the global shipping arena.
In today’s complex world, managing risk has become increasingly challenging. Companies working in the oil, gas and process industries must meet all the various stakeholders' Safety, Health and Environment (SHE) goals and expectations. As an industry leader, Kuwait National Petroleum Company (KNPC) is working with DNV to manage these new risk realities effectively.
Det Norske Veritas plays an important part in the safety work carried out at the Scanraff refinery in Lysekil, Sweden. Torkel Thornadtsson, manager of maintenance and projects at the refinery, which is owned by Swedish company Preem Petroleum and Norway’s Hydro,believes that an additional dimension has been added to the work since DNV came in.
In many ways, the Chinese software company Neusoft epitomises the development in China during the last ten years of the open door policy. Once a state owned university, Neusoft it is now a software company in private hands, the first to be listed on the Chinese stock market. A replica of the famous bull situated outside NYSE is strategically placed outside its impressively modern and minimalist HQ in Shenyang.
The expanding field of biotechnology has relevance to everybody, – with its risks and benefits. In common with all emerging technologies it is associated with a high degree of uncertainty. Trust and confidence will therefore be key words. DNV is now developing bio-risk assessment services.
정부당국이 노르웨이의 대형 식품점 체인 한 곳에서 허술한 식품안전상태를 언론에 드러냈을 때 부정적인 언론 보도와 대중의 압력에 대응하기 위해 이 회사는 몇 가지 변화를 시도해야만 했으며, 이기업의 신뢰도는 위기상태에 빠졌었습니다.
Newly appointed as chief operating officer of DNV Maritime, Tor Svensen's main aim, he explains, is to strengthen the global credibility of Classification, and of DNV in particular.
Vestas-Celtic Wind Technology Ltd. has chosen DNV for verifications on its North Hoyle offshore project in the UK.
DNV Petroluem Services (DNVPS) has opened its second laboratory and branch office in the USA. Based in Houston, the new laboratory will provide fuel quality testing and bunker quantity surveys for vessels calling at the ports of Texas, including Houston, Galveston, Corpus Christi, Freeport, Texas City, Port Arthur and Beaumont.
DNV Consulting has won a contract to deliver stress management services using a risk-management approach to the London Fire Brigade.
DNV has been formally authorised to act as a Recognised Security Organisation on behalf of the Norwegian Maritime Directorate.
The tanker industry and shipping in general have once again found themselves victims of political opportunism and a media feeding frenzy following the loss of the tanker Prestige. The accident was clearly regrettable and sympathies must be extended to those suffering the consequences. But this in no way justifies the action of various European organisations and governments who at best reacted in an arbitrary fashion and at worst flaunted international law.