We can all agree that a sustainable future without economic progress is impossible. One important mechanism to achieve sustainable growth is the development and implementation of international standards.
Efthimios Mitropoulos is Secretary-General of the International Maritime Organization (IMO). His views on the IMO initiative to develop goal-based standards are clear. “Our ongoing development of goal-based standards will help raise the safety of shipping, with class societies playing their part by establishing detailed technical rules to meet these goals.”
When Jens Lassen was still working for V. Ships, his boss told him his greatest strength lay in his steady handling of crisis situations. But in Lassen’s view that strength is not much to brag about. “The secret is to avoid crisis situations,” says the managing director of Shipowning in the Stolt-Nielsen Transportation Group.
Niels Smedegaard has taken over the control of the biggest ro-ro operator in northern Europe, DFDS, aiming at taking action to make the business even more effective.
Short sea shipping giant DFDS has taken action to make its business more effective.
The LOGBASED project is an acronym for ‘logistics based design’ – involving a new methodology and a toolbox of new analysis tools, developed in part by DNV’s research department, to support and manage a more effective fleet renewal process.
Turbulence arises from all aircraft, but the world’s largest passenger aircraft – the new Airbus A380 doubledecker super-jumbo – poses new challenges for the aviation industry.
기후변화 위협과 관련된 대응은 모든 관련상황에 대해 조사하고 이에 대해 동의할 때까지 우리에게 많은시간을 허락하지 않습니다. 지금이 기후변화와 관련된 사항을 가장 근본적인 사항으로 여겨야 할 때 입니다.
유럽전역을 대상으로한 500개 핵심 에너지 결정자들에 대한 설문조사에서 유럽의 온실가스를 감축 할 수 있는 가장 선호하는 방안으로 CCS(Carbon dioxide Capture and Storage)가 선정되었습니다.
“We must scale up the technology for CO2 capture and storage and make it more cost-efficient. This is a top priority for the European Commission,” says Dr Pierre Dechamps of the European Commission.
The Energy Research Institute of the National Development and Reform Commission in China is collaborating with DNV to improve energy efficiency in Chinese industry.
Transpetro’s natural gas director, Marcelo Rennó, has a daunting assignment in the coming three years: he must more than double Brazil’s network of onshore gas pipelines. This tremendous effort requires him to focus on finding the best technology and making risks as manageable as possible, while ensuring that Transpetro is a good corporate citizen in relation to the local public.
With GBP 2 billion in payments annually to 120,000 farmers and traders in the UK running through the Rural Payment Agency (RPA), the Agency relies on an efficient and secure IT infrastructure and electronic business applications. The introduction of the Single Farm Payment Scheme in 2005 added new challenges to the development of the IT system. RPA Security Officer Ian Pittock has particularly found the transformation to be full of bumps and pitfalls.
The LNG alternative may be an important contribution to reaching ambitious targets for reducing emissions to the atmosphere from human activities.
The DNV-classed LNG/C Pioneer Knutsen – the world’s smallest LNG carrier – has a cargo capacity of a mere 1,100 m3 in two 550 m3 tanks. The vessel is some 69 metres long and has a deadweight of only 640 tons; tailor-made to fit the needs of the charterer Gasnor when it comes to small-scale local distribution of LNG along the Norwegian west coast.
Masai women in two villages in the Kajiado district used to walk 10-15 km every day to fetch water that was not even necessarily safe. The population now have access to clean drinking water from drilled wells.
DNV’s partnership with the Red Cross aims to create pride and enthusiasm among employees worldwide and is expected to increase motivation and involvement. It is also expected to promote understanding of the humanitarian situation in the geographical areas where DNV operates.
COSCO has released its first verified Annual Sustainable Development Report under the United Nations' Global Compact initiative.
DNV has verified the Social Report 2005 of Banca Popolare Etica in Italy.
DNV and Vietnam Register have signed a corporate agreement to strengthen their positions in the growing Vietnam market.
DNV has certified the special characteristics of three Tenuta Il Poggione wines.
Hyundai Motor Company Ltd. is certified to the Quality Manage-ment System standard ISO 9001.
Barcel, the second largest snack company in Latin America, uses DNV Mexico for training and certification towards the Food Safety Management System standard ISO 22000.
Maersk Training Centre has won the DNV SeaSkill award for excellent performance.
DNV and the recognised technology leader in corrosion and materials CC Technologies – a subsidiary of DNV – have established the Ohio material and corrosion research center in Columbus, Ohio, USA.
A joint venture agreement to establish the CCS & DNV Technological Institute is signed between China Classification Society (CCS) and DNV.
DNV has completed a study on technological innovations for safer and more environmentally sound oil exploration in the resource rich, but vulnerable, northern parts of Norway. In addition potential technological challenges are identified.
Tore Morten Wetterhus is the new managing director for Singapore-based DNV Petroleum Services. He comes from the position as head of the Components and Systems department at the DNV Maritime business area.
DNV-CIBIT is supporting British Nuclear Group at Sellafield to implement its planned knowledge management programme. DNV’s role is to help shape the knowledge management strategy and to train and coach the Sellafield KM team to undertake a range of KM practices.
German wind turbine manufacturer REpower Systems AG has entrusted DNV with the manufacturing survey of its wind turbine blades in both Denmark and Spain.
A new lightweight sandwich composite concept may reduce the weight of a RoPax superstructure by as much as 60%. This opens up for increased loading capacity, and thus increased profits for operators.
The European Space Agency (ESA) has asked DNV to assist with the establishment of ground segment safety requirements for future manned space missions.
DNV presented the prestigious Automotive Industry Executive of the Year Award to Jim Press, the President of Toyota Motor North America, during the annual Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE) World Congress.
Two years ago, the US refining industry suffered its worst accident in 20 years at Texas City, causing 15 fatalities and injuring 170 persons. In relation to this, two major investigations recently produced a number of valuable recommendations to the refining industry. However, DNV is not fully convinced and suggests all oil and gas industries should go beyond these reports in order to achieve a major improvement in business and safety performance.