While enforcing the zero tolerance policy against threats such as doping, unethical behaviour and corruption, Jacques Rogge must also ensure the financial stability of the Olympic Movement so that it can contribute to the development of sport worldwide.
DNV was responsible for the quality control of the voting system and procedures when the IOC chose London as the host for the summer Olympic Games 2012.
Competence – or rather competent people – is a prerequisite for any company or organisation with ambitions. Never before has the fight for talent been tougher than we see it today. The lack of well educated, skilled and experienced people represents a limiting factor for companies in a broad spectrum of industries.
The Russian energy boom makes the Arctic a hot spot for shipping. Cyprus based Unicom, the wholly-owned subsidiary of Russian Sovcomflot, has a total of 11 cold-climate ships on order, and they are not the only ones gearing up for winter.
Cyprus, the third largest island in the Mediterranean, is more than an ideal spot for sun worshipping tourists. Its favorable climate, good infrastructure, and taxation laws have also attracted many ship management companies, creating one of the largest ship management centres in the world.
Taking the environment seriously
Unless the industry implements measures that are as efficient as those we have seen in land-based industry, shipping will be the largest single air polluter in ten years’ time. “There is no doubt that this is urgent,” says Jean-Claude Sainlos, Director of the IMO’s Marine Environment Division.
Concordia Maritime recently took delivery of the second P-MAX tanker, the Stena Provence, from the Brodosplit shipyard in Croatia. All the P-MAX tankers built have a statement of compliance – a Green Passport – issued by DNV.
Adapting to changes – sticking to the strategy
Life is more complex today than it was just a few decades ago for the industry and for the French energy giant TOTAL. Keeping to its strategy while adapting to the changes has been their key to success. Last year TOTAL achieved a remarkable operational and financial performance and was one of the world’s fastest-growing, best-performing oil companies.
핀란드 핸드폰 업계의 거인인 노키아 사는 정보통신과 이동성에는 누구보다도 앞서 있다고 확신하고 있습니다. 그들의 믿음은 노키아 사를 치열한 경쟁 산업의 선두에 서게 하였지만, 성공 이면의 실질적인 근거는 혁신과 품질에 대한 끝없는 실천에 있었습니다.
The European Commission is setting an example to other European organisations. By having four of its departments registered under the Eco Management and Audit Scheme (EMAS), the Commission has proven it has made its daily activities more environmentally friendly in a systematic fashion. Environmental and financial benefits have already been achieved.
오스람은 세계 조명업체의 BIG 2중 하나 입니다. 19개 국가에 49개 생산공장이 있으며, 엄격한 품질요구조건이 시행되고 있습니다. 그들 자신의 품질경영 평가는 인증절차의 통합되어 그들노력의 최대 집결된 방법으로 하나가 되었습니다.
Keppel Offshore & Marine, one of the worlds largest offshore and marine groups, has chosen DNV’s SESAM GeniE software to aid their calculations on offshore-related projects.
In Frankfurt on 30th March 2006, DNV invited several high ranking risk management professionals from finance and aviation to a business breakfast.
DNV has bought the Dutch consulting and education company CIBIT, strengthening DNV with 66 IT, Information Management and Knowledge Management (KM) specialists.
Henrik O. Madsen 8 May formally took over as the tenth president and CEO of DNV.
Ever since Dräger was formed as a skilled craftsmanship business in Lübeck in 1889, the company has been very true to its traditions and principal motivation, ‘technology for life’. To be able to save lives within dangerous environments involving gas, fire and water, the company’s worldwide offices must rely on the ICT system being available and the risk of failure minimised.
Rotterdam Port – one of the world’s biggest and busiest ports – has turned to DNV for assistance with its LNG decision-making process: Go/No Go. An investment of Euro 100 million by the Port of Rotterdam and a lot of construction work remain before the first LNG ship moors at the quay, an event which is expected to take place in 2010.
Security is a priority issue throughout the world today. The European Commission is proposing steps to implement supply chain security measures that is seen as a necessity to keep European transport systems safe in the face of an unrelenting threat; Terrorism.
Founded in 2002 as one of the Norwegian Research Council’s ‘Centres of Excellence’, the Centre for Ships and Ocean Structures, CeSOS, in Trondheim undertakes fundamental research into the design of ships and offshore structures. Sponsored by DNV and other Norwegian organisations, it has already made some notable contributions towards maritime safety and environmental protection.
DNV has opened its Maritime Academy in Shanghai, which is the third in China. It is dedicated to improving technological competence for industry practitioners.
In one of the biggest certification contracts ever, the EDF group (Electricité de France) has been certified by DNV to the ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems.
The Minerals Management Service (MMS) in the USA has awarded DNV a contract to conduct a study that will discover the effects on the Gulf of Mexico pipeline infrastructure of the hurricanes Katrina and Rita, and how to be better prepared in the future to reduce hurricane damage in the Gulf of Mexico.
The China State Shipbuilding Corporation (CSSC) and China Shipbuilding Industry Corp (CSIC), the conglomerates in charge of most of the country’s shipyards, plan to reach the summit of world shipbuilding by 2015 through shipyard modernisation and increased efficiency and rationalisation.
DNV has signed an agreement with Cosco, the world’s largest shipowner. Under their Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), DNV will provide services to support Cosco’s sustainable business developments under the United Nations Global Compact.
“The Freedom series are breaking new barriers,” says Karl Morten Wiklund, business director passenger ships in DNV.
With 100 manufacturing sites all over the world, SKF is both the world’s first major bearing manufacturer and the largest company to have its occupational health and safety management system certified by DNV.
Poorly managed development of IT systems and software may result in catastrophic events, loss of lives or severe financial damage to businesses. Today, software is a key factor for efficiency in most disciplines. It assists people in critical tasks and increases the human ability to provide data for decision-making purposes.