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First 'DP Digital Survey' Completed

Kongsberg Maritime, Bureau Veritas (BV) and Bourbon verify a new application that enables remote surveying of Dynamic Positioning systems on boardKongsberg, BV and Bourbon announced a first in the maritime industry: the successful testing of a new solution for DP (Dynamic Positioning) system performance and redundancy audits.The ‘DP Digital Survey’ application runs on an industrial data management system to help ensure data consistency for the verification of installed systems. It acquires information directly from the DP system and delivers it to auditors via a secure cloud infrastructure

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Rebuilding Confidence in Reactivated DP Assets

remains critical, regardless of stacking procedures and maintenance activities that may (or may not) have taken place. Clients and other stakeholders demand a level of assurance that an asset will continue to operate as effectively and efficiently as it did before lay-up.  Image Courtesy Bureau Veritas.In anticipation of these demands, MAC and Bureau Veritas have been active in the development of guidance and recommended practices to verify that reactivation has been addressed properly. MAC has been directly involved with The Marine Technology Society in developing The DP Asset Reactivation

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The 'Digital Twin' Evolution for Offshore Wind

Testing, inspection and certification services provider Bureau Veritas said it has partnered with Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult in an effort to jointly develop a Veristar AIM 3D “Digital Twin” of ORE Catapult’s 7MW Levenmouth Offshore Wind Demonstration Turbine in Fife, Scotland.So-called Digital Twins can improve the operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms by combining real-world turbine operating data with numerical modelling to improve understanding and enable a risk-based approach to maintenance activities, thereby reducing unplanned activities, improving

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i-Tech Services Earns Inspection Classification Approval

i-Tech Services, a Subsea 7 company, said its Underwater Inspection in Lieu of Drydocking (UWILD) capabilities have been certified to deliver to guidelines set by American Bureau of Shipping, DNV-GL, Bureau Veritas and Lloyds Register.UWILD is required to ensure the structural and operational integrity of a marine asset while on location. i-Tech Services’ inspection division performs these tasks using the latest remotely operated vehicle (ROV) imaging, cleaning and tooling technologies to deliver safer, more cost-effective subsea inspections for all types of assets.Conducting these surveys

Shipbuilding: Keppel Bags Order for Van Oord Dredgers

Keppel Singmarine Pte won contracts from Van Oord to build two Trailing Suction Hopper Dredgers (with an option for a third), the shipbuilder announced, scheduled for completion in 4Q 2020 and 2Q 2021 respectively.   Built to the standards of Bureau Veritas, Each TSHDs will have a hopper capacity of 10,500 cubic meters, and more importantly for environmental concerts, both will be equipped with dual-fuel systems capable of running on LNG.   "We are pleased to work with Keppel on these modern and environmentally-friendly dredgers which will strengthen our mid-class dredger fleet as

George Morrison is managing director of Aquaterra Energy and creator of the Well Start specialism (Photo: Aquaterra)

Aquaterra Wins North Sea Contract

the abandonment of ten subsea wells via deployment of a subsea HPR system from a jack-up rig. The scope of work could be extended to include two further subsea wells bringing the total number of abandonments to 12.   Riser analysis was completed in-house by Aquaterra and validated by Bureau Veritas. It has confirmed a 50-year return storm operating envelope after HPR and rig optimizations were implemented. This has simplified the project operationally and reduced costs to the operator overall.   Aquaterra’s Initiation Engineering or ‘Well Start’ specialism has been

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BV Approvals Help Propel Floating Offshore Wind Sector

Bureau Veritas has issued a Preliminary Design Approval for a Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation designed by DCNS Energies. The floating foundation is based on a semi-submersible floater, designed to be competitive, adapted to mass production, easily towable, connectable and dis-connectable, and adaptable to site conditions and local industrial environments. This approval was provided as part of the General Electric (ex-Alstom) and DCNS Energies Sea Reed project, a FOWT product development initiative supported by ADEME, the French Environment and Energy Management Agency. A Preliminar

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Bureau Veritas: New Rules for Diving Systems

Leading international classification society Bureau Veritas has issued a new Rule Note covering the Classification of Diving Systems, NR610, which sets out requirements for the classification of professional diving systems ranging from surface-supplied systems for shallow water diving to complex saturation systems for deep sea diving. Although diving is considered as one of the more hazardous offshore activities, demand for diving services from the oil and gas industry as well as the emerging marine renewable energy sector remains strong, despite progress made by the use of underwater remotely

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BV Helps to ‘de-risk’ Marine Renewable Energy Tech

Bureau Veritas has published a set of guidelines, NI 631 “Certification Scheme for Marine Renewable Energy Technologies”, addressing a broad spectrum of the needs of marine renewable energy (MRE) businesses and projects.   The certification scheme covers: Floating offshore wind turbines Current and tidal turbines, including sea and river turbines Wave energy converters Ocean thermal energy converters (OTECs) ‘The marine renewables sector is growing in importance and the complexities are increasing as the sector continues to mature’, comments

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New Tool for Subsea Wireless Crack Monitoring

to monitor aging assets means that the benefits of ACFM technology can now be offered even in the most challenging of environments,” said David Parramore, TSC’s Engineering and Operations Director. “The ACFM technique has received approvals from various organizations including DNV, Bureau Veritas, Lloyds Register and ABS. Standard practice documents covering ACFM have been issued by ASTM (E2261-03), ASME V and COFREND.”   Brendan Hyland, Chairman of WFS Technologies, said, “Seatooth ACFM delivers substantial cost savings to our customers along with improved quality

RV Meen Shandhani (Photo: Photos: IMC/Bangladesh Department of Fisheries)

FRV for Bangladesh

are the SARTs (Samyung) and EPIRB (McMurdo). A four camera HKVision CCTV system is also fitted.   Outside on the forecastle deck are the hydrographic winch and associated control station, plus a 4.2m Hwayan rigid inflatable work/rescue boat and associated davit. Meen Shandhani is classed by Bureau Veritas with I * Hull *Mach Special service / Research shipUnrestricted Navigation. Its steel hull has a molded beam of 9.2m, depth of 4.6m and  design draft of 3.3m corresponding to a deadweight of just over 194 tons. It is expected to commence extensive fisheries resource surveys in the Bay of

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InterMoor Appoints Moulin as MD in Brazil

;s business in the region. Moulin joined InterMoor do Brazil in 2010 as a Senior Project Manager and has since played management roles in projects, operations and business areas. Prior to joining InterMoor do Brazil, Moulin worked in engineering, certification and management functions at Bureau Veritas and RBNA. He worked six years as a project and contract manager for Tecnitas do Brasil. Moulin received a bachelor degree in naval architecture from Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro in 1998 and an MBA from Fundação Getúlio Vargas in 2008.  

New BV Guidelines for Offshore Access Systems

Classification society Bureau Veritas has developed guidelines for walk-to-work (W2W) motion compensated Offshore Access Systems (OAS) which are used to transfer industrial personnel to and from offshore installations. Guidance Note NI629 Certification of Offshore Access Systems provides a clear and comprehensive overview of the safety principles and technical requirements for the design, manufacturing and operation of reliable and dependable equipment for the safe transfer of personnel at sea.   Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, said, "Getting

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WindFloat Earns Bureau Veritas Approval

Classification society Bureau Veritas has issued Approval in Principle for the WindFloat Floating Offshore Wind Turbine (FOWT) foundation. WindFloat is designed by Principle Power and consists of a ballasted floating platform which supports a multi-megawatt wind turbine generator.    Matthieu de Tugny, Senior Vice-President and Head of Offshore, Bureau Veritas, said, “FOWT technology will help exploit clean renewable offshore wind power. It offers substantial advantages over fixed offshore wind turbines as the entire unit can be assembled ashore and FOWTs can be installed in deep

Side scan image of concrete encased pipeline, Inset – Hydromax team with their JW Fishers side scan. (Photo: JW Fishers)

Police, Dive Companies Find Many Uses for Side Scan Sonars

provides its customers with an extensive list of underwater services including ship maintenance and repair, hydrographic surveys, pier inspection and repair, search and salvage, and dredging. The company is certified by Philippine Ports Authority, Lloyds Register, MARINA, DNV, ABS, Class NK and Bureau Veritas. They are equipped with latest state of the art tools and equipment including JW Fishers SSS-600K/1200K side scan sonar with 200 meters of cable and CMS cable management system. The 600K allows an area up to 150 meters wide to be scanned with each pass of the vessel. When very high resolution

Project Blue Nodules Deep Sea Mining Concept Courtesy EC

European Consortium Launches Blue Nodules Project

European countries: Royal IHC – IHC Mining B.V. The Netherlands Dredging International Belgium Continental AG United Kingdom & Hungary IHC MTI The Netherlands De Regt Marine Cables The Netherlands Uniresearch The Netherlands Seascape Consultants Ltd. United Kingdom GSR Belgium Bureau Veritas France NIOZ The Netherlands RWTH Aachen Germany NTNU Norway Aarhus University Denmark UPC Spain  

A 1MW plant developed by the Korea Research Institute of Ships and Ocean Engineering (KRISO) which will be built for installation off the coast of South Tarawa, Republic of Kiribati, in the South Pacific Ocean.

Energy from the Ocean: The Ocean Thermal Energy Converter

Despite historic lows in traditional oil and gas energy markets, research and develoment continues in earnest on a number of projects designed to produce green energy. The latest, an Ocean Thermal Energy Converter (OTEC) from KRISO, received Approval in Principle from classification society Bureau Veritas.  KRISO (Korea Research Institute of Ships & Ocean engineering), established in 1973, is a government-funded research institute in the Republic of Korea and the leader in technology development in ships and ocean engineering.     The BV approval applies to a 1MW plant developed

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