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ABS Calls for New Tech in Marine Fuels

pathway,” he said.“Within each of these pathways are many variables related to energy content, the state of storage or containment technology, and the overall maturity of the fuel’s technology,”  said the chairman of the global provider of classification and technical advisory services to the marine and offshore industries.“The reduction targets by 2030 are challenging but we know today’s technology can get us there if we basically focus on LNG as a fuel, speed optimization, and more efficient utilization of the voyage. But if we are going to reach 2050 goals

STL Secures $2m Contract

STL secured a$2mln contract with an international engineering services firm that will see it provide a range of innovative products designed to improve productivity and reduce downtime.   Aberdeen-based STL (Subsea Technologies Ltd) provides pioneering subsea equipment and technical advisory services, from concept development and design engineering to project management and operations support. The latest scope of work awarded will see STL deliver a range of well intervention equipment, including three SLICs (Stackable Lightweight Intervention Connectors) and seven male mandrels, of

Kjell Einar Eriksson Photo DNV GL

Aker/DNV GL Ink Frame Agreement

contract represents an important step forward in DNV GL’s long relationship with BP Norway and Det norske oljeselskap, as the companies merge to form Aker BP,” said Kjell Eriksson, regional manager, Norway, DNV GL – Oil & Gas. “The integrated technical assurance and advisory services included in the frame agreement will bring efficiency gains to Aker BP through a blend of state-of-the art technology and deep technical expertise across a broad range of disciplines.” Rolf Kristian Nystein, Supply chain manager at Aker BP, said: “We have run a robust tendering

Computer-generated image of Kraken’s Autonomous Launch & Recovery System (A-LARS) with the KATFISH Synthetic Aperture Sonar underwater towbody (Image: Kraken)

Canadian Government Backs Kraken

Kraken Sonar Systems Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kraken Sonar Inc., will receive a nonrefundable financial contribution of up to $485,000 from the National Research Council of Canada Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP).   In addition to technical and business advisory services provided by NRC-IRAP, the funding will be used to develop Autonomous Launch and Recovery Systems (A-LARS) for Unmanned Maritime Vehicles, the company said. The initial A-LARS is being designed to support Kraken's KATFISH Synthetic Aperture Sonar underwater towbody.   Launch and recovery

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MTR100: Fugro

Dutch geotechnical, survey, subsea, and geoscience services firm Fugro creates value by acquiring earth and asset integrity data, managing the data and providing associated consulting and advisory services. The company provides essential data, intelligence and solutions for the design, construction, installation, operation and eventual decommissioning of projects. Fugro also provides mapping and natural resources exploration services. Providing the people, equipment, expertise and technology that support the exploration, development, production and transportation of our world’s natural resources

Ocean Greatwhite is 123 metres long and 78 metres wide and was delivered at Hyundai Heavy Industries in Ulsan, South Korea. Credit HHI

First ISDS for DNV GL Classed Ocean Greatwhite

the operational performance of Ocean Greatwhite will demonstrate how the ISDS notation can contribute to increasing the reliability of the complex systems onboard,” adds Paal Johansen. DNV GL’s ISDS teams in Korea, Norway, and the USA all contributed to the project. DNV GL also provided advisory services to HHI on the integration of the various systems throughout the newbuilding process.  

Synergi Pipeline software enables safe and efficient pipeline operations Photo DNV GL

Standardization for Cost Effective Pipeline Innovation - DNV GL

the requirements of ISO. “Many in the industry think of DNV GL as a verification body, but this only represents approximately 20-30% of our activity within the Pipeline segment. We are heavily involved in R&D and qualifying new technology, delivering early phase studies and providing advisory services in field developments. “During the operational phase our focus is on optimizing pipeline operations, extending pipeline life, safely saving costs and in the case of pipeline failure, finding smart repair solutions.  It is our knowledge of our pipeline Standard that enables us

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Middle East's Ageing Structures a Challenge - DNV GL

recovery, are prerequisites for smarter lifetime extension projects.” Anupam Ghosal joined DNV GL’s Abu Dhabi office in April 2010. He brings more than 23 years of industry experience and led the Verification and Asset Integrity Management unit with Noble Denton marine assurance and advisory services up until the DNV GL merger in September 2013. DNV GL is engaged with several customers in the region to implement controlled approaches to asset integrity management and structural integrity management systems. The company’s software, database, quantitative and qualitative approaches

Golar Crystal: Pic by Golar LNG

Wärtsilä and Golar LNG Signs Major Contract

; has signed a five-year maintenance agreement with Golar Management Oslo for the delivery of services to Golar LNG, which is one of the world's largest independent owners and operators of LNG tankers.    Service agreement includes remote monitoring of engines, maintenance planning, advisory services as well as guaranteed access to personnel and spare parts, Wärtsilä said in a statement.    Golar's thirteen LNG carriers and Floating Storage and Regasification Units (FSRU's are all equipped with Wärtsilä engines— 52 engines, in all. This prompted Golar

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