Can Europe take the role as the engine in the future maritime picture? Director Fotis Karamitsos of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Transport thinks so.
This spring, the Kyoto Protocol’s Clean Development Mechanism (CDM) registered its 1,000th project, an energy efficiency project in India. The project was validated by DNV, just like 50% of the other registered CDM projects so far.
It’s all go on the environmental front. The regulators are back with a new shopping list for shipping and they’re in a hurry.
Achieving certification to the ISO 9001 standard, covering all sites of Siemens Ltd., China, Transportation Systems Group (SLC TS), indicates the significance of quality commitment in the company.
2007 was a remarkable year for DNV. Contracts for 720 new vessels to DNV class – equal to 29 million gross tonnes – were signed.
DNV has certified Italy’s National Entity For Flight Assistance ENAV according to ISO 9001 in compliance with the timing requirements of the Single European Sky Legislation.
The Information Processing Center of KGHM Polska Miedz S.A., a major producer of copper and the second largest producer of silver in the world, has been certified according to the IT Service Management System standard ISO/IEC 20000.
DNV concluded in April that the MSC Napoli design is not an industry problem.
DNV in the UK has entered into a strategic partnership with CIRCADIAN™, a global leader in providing 24/7 workforce performance and safety solutions for businesses that operate around the clock.
DNV has won a two-year contract to provide training for 1,000 people in the major English healthcare project, National Programme for IT.
DNV will create a new organisational unit dealing specifically with Climate Change related services.
DNV has developed a risk-based approach which analyses the risk of accidental spills from LNG transport.
The FPSO will be converted, installed and operated under DNV Class.
In Singapore this spring, DNV colleagues from South East Asia discussed ethical conduct and integrity at a ‘Dealing with Dilemmas’ workshop.
The European Aeronautic Space and Defense Company (EADS) has signed a three year frame contract with DNV.
DNV has conducted a benchmark study addressing spare part management in the German power industry and Norwegian offshore industry.
Corr MD is a state-of-the-art data management and integration tool that will prevent corrosion and increase the availability of pipeline data.
Global wind leadership
DNV has acquired the US-based wind consultancy company Global Energy Concepts (GEC).
A grand ceremony was held in the Xiaowudao village to celebrate the successful completion of DNV’s fourth water and sanitation project in China, in collaboration with the Norwegian and Chinese Red Cross.
China is challenging Korea as the world’s largest shipbuilding nation. According to the latest figures from UK shipbroker Clarkson, Chinese shipyards signed more new contracts than Korean yards in 2007. DNV China last year celebrated the new “DNV record” – 280 vessels and 23.4 million deadweight tonnes (dwt) in one year.
The Norwegian University of Science and Technology will receive between NOK 50 and 60 million from DNV for professorships and collaboration projects.
Director Fotis Karamitsos of the European Commission’s Directorate-General for Energy and Transport is also responsible for Galileo, which will be under civil administration control (the GPS is under military command).
Catalyst, enabler and Finnish ‘glue’ – those are some of the many roles Harri Kulovaara takes on at RCCL, heading a team that is constantly pioneering cruise ship design.
“Since the container industry is only 50 years old, the growth opportunities are substantial,” says John Coustas, president and CEO of Danaos Corporation.
The Turkish shipping and shipbuilding industry is in a bullish mood. Backed by a buoyant market, they are investing and expanding their businesses and fast becoming a major player on the international scene.
While most of us praise technological developments and the ever-changing digital revolution, professionals depending on repayable digital records are waving the red flag, drawing our attention to the digital time bomb.
The National Library of Norway is facing several challenges to avoid a future digital dark age.
''From the word ‘go’ we were sort of international'' says Pedro Moura Costa, musing over his company’s humble beginnings. ''We’ve grown organically during the years.''
Through the creation of their carbon bank in 2007, Morgan Stanley has aimed to bring the voluntary carbon credit market up to par with the regulated one.
Morgan Stanley is a partner and part owner (38%) of MGM International, a global organisation specialising in the development and commercialisation of projects that reduce greenhouse gas emissions.
Carbon capture and storage (CCS) will become a trillion dollar business in the future, reaching the same scale as today’s oil business. However, normal market mechanisms will not work. Governments must provide incentive schemes in order for CCS to take off.
“It’s urgent to make CO2 capture and storage become a reality,” says Chris Davies, a British Liberal Democrat who is a Member of the European Parliament and its Environment Committee.
“Introducing climate-friendly solutions is not a problem, it is an opportunity to achieve improved profitability,” says Gazprom deputy chairman, Alexander Medvedev.
Gaz de France Norway is about to carry out major, exciting tasks on the Norwegian continental shelf. Gjøa will more than anything else be an exponent of Integrated Operations.
Within the last years a number of incidents occurred in the worldwide refinery business. International benchmarks show that OMV achieves top performance figures with regard to reliability and operational unit availability as well as occupational safety. In order to further improve this position OMV requested an independent assessment by DNV.
Etisalat is one of the leading telecom operators in the Middle East. Central to its success is its focus on quality products and customer service management.
The Greek shipowner Arcadia was named as the Greek “Tanker Company of the Year” 2007 by the shipping newspaper Lloyds List in London.
Frank Bird may have died last summer, but his thoughts and ideas live on. Total Petrochemicals firmly believe in his safety management principles. In fact, these principles are foundational in how Total Petrochemicals globally approaches safety and loss control today. The company is convinced these ideas are as appropriate today as they were 40 years ago when Frank Bird first launched them.