This issue of DNV Forum appears at a time of economic uncertainty for land-based businesses but remarkable growth for companies involved in the maritime sector. The former are still recovering from 2003, a year characterised by war in Iraq, the SARS epidemic in Asia, and general economic malaise throughout most of Europe, Africa and Latin America.
As Efthimios E. Mitropoulos begins his first four-year tenure as the seventh Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organisation, he is under no illusion that there are a number of key areas that will underlie what the IMO does in the near future and beyond. The first, he says, is to concentrate on the implementation of existing standards rather than the development of new ones.
As part of its commitment to becoming the first-choice provider in the oil transportation industry, Tsakos Energy Navigation (TEN) continues building up a state-of-the-art tanker fleet.
The Restis Group is adapting for the future. Like many Greek shipowners, the Group is looking into new areas of operation. Chief executive officer Victor S. Restis here explains why the profile of the Greek fleet is rapidly changing.
Every 20 minutes Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines (RCCL) hires a new employee. With a growth in capacity of 15 percent and a 15 percent turnover among its employees, the company renews 30 percent of its staff each year. This is an enormous challenge for RCCL which, with its focus on passengers, has zero tolerance for errors, defects and unwanted events.
World-Wide Shipping director Andreas Sohmen-Pao highlights the challenges facing the shipping industry and the regulatory bodies.
The Kuwait Oil Tanker Company, KOTC, is renewing its fleet. DNV is actively involved with pre-planning and specifications and will later provide class services throughout the vessels life time. But Mahmoud Abdullah of KOTC wants more. He wants class to speak up to ensure hard facts dominate the politics of tanker safety regulations.
According to the Australia-based energy company, BHP Billiton, Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) may be the solution to the forecast energy shortage that threatens California and other parts of the USA. To meet this projected demand, BHP Billiton has proposed a USD 600-million project, Cabrillo Port, to bring LNG to the West Coast of the North America, as well as the rest of Southern California.
에릭슨 사는 스웨덴에 소재한 국제 정보통신 회사로서, 회사 조직의 전세계 경영시스템을 합리화하여 개선의 필요성을 인식하고 있었습니다. 이러한 회사의 목표를 효율적으로 달성하기 위하여 범 에릭슨 사의 인증 프로그램을 정의하여, 실행에 옮기는 면에 단일 기업 위주의 평가 방법론인 리스크 중점 심사 평가(Risk Based Assessment)에 기초한 DNV의 글로벌 고객관리(Global Customer Management) 서비스가 활용되었습니다.
지속적 친 환경경영은 노블 코포레이션의 ‘제대로 하기’입니다. 오프쇼어 드릴링 업계에서 선도적으로 ISO14001인증을 도입한 노블 드릴링 코포레이션은 최근에 글로벌 운영에 있어서 온실가스 배출 인벤토리를 구축하고 나섰습니다.
Mero CR은 품질, 환경, 안전경영시스템을 통해 목표를 명확히 하고 시장에서 우수한 경쟁력을 확보하려는 체코슬로바키아의 원유수송회사 입니다.
Maximum reliability and a high level of availability were vital factors in Brunei Shell Petroleum's decision to carry out the "world's first" repair of large subsea riser bends without production shutdown. DNV was responsible for development engineering, testing and qualification of the repair project.
A partnership between DNV and EFQM aimed at promoting responsible corporate citizenship was recently announced in Paris. Alain de Dommartin, chief executive officer of EFQM, and Miklos Konkoly-Thege, president and chief executive officer of Det Norske Veritas (DNV), signed a memorandum of understanding aimed at promoting responsible corporate citizenship through the effective use of leading-edge management practices.
Per Holmvang has succeeded Rex Lim as the managing director of DNV Petroleum Services following the latter's recent retirement.
DNV has awarded ISO 9001:2000 certificates to Ferrari and Maserati in Italy.
DNV is the first company to be accredited by the UN Climate Change Panel to validate projects undertaken by companies based in industrialised countries which invest in climate change initiatives in the developing world. The accreditation consolidates DNV's strong position in the international climate change arena.
DNV Certification has been recognized as a private control body for three quality mark food standards. The three quality marks released by the European Community intend to protect products that are linked to a specific region, such as Parma ham, Feta cheese or specific olive oils or beers. The marks give consumers confidence in product authenticity.
A Joint Industry Project (JIP) has been established to publish guidelines on the design, fabrication, maintenance and operation of umbilicals.
DNV Technology Services in Aberdeen has recently won a pipework integrity contract with Conoco Ltd. at their Humber Refinery in England.
DNV Technology Services has been awarded a worldwide frame contract with Statoil. The contract covers inspection services for offshore pipelaying and the follow-up of components for the next two years, with one-year options to extend the contract.
Today, Mexico's state owned oil company Petroleos de Mexico (PEMEX) has full responsibility for exploration, production and distribution of the nation's oil and gas. Yet due to the pressures of the global marketplace and recommendations from the World Bank which encouraged foreign investment, Mexico's oil industry is expected to change.